PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT AUGUST 2013
Independent games developer CodeClub AB, creators of the Fantasy Sandbox MMO Wurm Online, are proud to announce the first in a series of three new concept album releases. In collaboration with artist Tom E Morrison the first concept album “Meditation & Work” was released, serving as an update to much of the game's soundtrack and also appearing on Spotify, Itunes and Amazon.
The release forms a part of CodeClub's recent efforts towards critical updates and communications, in a bid to further improve the the Wurm Online experience.
With the release, an all new video developer diary episode was produced, the second in its series - available to view here: http://wurmonline.com/2013/07/24/developer-diary-music-release/
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" I want to strike a blow for making video games more accepted as an art form," says CEO Rolf Jansson of Code Club AB. " The music was created with a concept album release in mind. It had to work ingame as well of course, so initially it was a matter of finding the right artist."
That right artist turned out to be Tom E Morrison, producer and owner of BigSky Songs Ltd. " I came across Tom's work while listening to eastern lounge music. His songs stood out with the high quality moods and I thought, this would be perfect for Wurm!'"
A year later and Morrisons' work graces Wurm Online in its first installment, to be followed by "Travel & Exploration" and "Battle & Danger," due for release in the near future to complete the trilogy of albums.
The three albums will attempt to tell a story of multiple chapters, handling different aspects of the game through music. They will convey a genuine emotion that blends into the game experience as well as standing on its own.
Additionally, the album was mastered by producer Andy Jackson, sound engineer for Pink Floyd. " It's fantastic. He was involved in making The Wall, the greatest concept album of all time. And here he is 30 years later, involved in making our first game concept album as well!" Rolf concludes.
Rolf recently posted an update on his blog, further elaborating his thoughts on the matter of music, games and art. Read it at: http://wurmonline.tumblr.com/post/56684861121/this-music-business
You can listen to the album on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/36C9oQR9zmEExJyPatXV6r
Download it on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wurm-online-meditation-work/id644023040
Or download it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wurm-Online-Meditation-Work-Chapter/dp/B00CMQQFDQ
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About Wurm Online
In development since 2003, Wurm Online is a java-based MMO sandbox survival fantasy game developed by independent game developer Code Club AB, formerly OneTooFree AB and founded by Mojang Specifications (Rolf Jansson and Markus ‘Notch’ Persson of Minecraft). Players set their own goals in a complicated and extensively modifiable world inhabited by other players. From building large cities to living as a nomad fighting for survival or completing tasks for other players, each player decides their own fate in this completely open-ended world. www.wurmonline.com
About Code Club AB
Founded in 2007, Code Club is an independent game development company based in Motala, Sweden and led by CEO Rolf Jansson. It is dedicated to creating fantastic online experiences, including its current project Wurm Online – a java-based MMO sandbox survival fantasy game. At the moment, the company employs a number of full time employees who spend their time developing the game code and artwork for Wurm Online. These are assisted by a large number of enthusiastic volunteers who contribute towards a multitude of other tasks. www.codeclub.se
About Tom E Morrison
Award-winning producer and composer Tom E. Morrison has worked in an eclectic musical arena ranging from mixing and engineering for renowned UK band Underworld, remixing for Puff Daddy, writing and producing with Futureworld Funk UK, to composing and producing for Playstation, TV scores and film trailers. As a composer he has already worked for such well known movie names as Ken Loach, Jackie Chan (Tuxedo), Rowan Atkinson ( Johnny English), William H Macey ( The Cooler) and music for the much-praised independent film London to Brighton. In Autumn 2011 he expanded his music production company Big Sky Song Music Production by launching Big Sky Song Records and Big Sky Song Music Publishing.
Wurm Online CCO Johan Svensson
CodeClub & Tom E Morrison