Behaviour Interactive confirm Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise soundtrack
The teddy-loving, or should that be loathing, developers at Behaviour Interactive have confirmed an 18-song soundtrack of the game is being released.
The tracks, by Behavious Interactive’s audio team of Philippe Charron, Hugo Leger and Jean-Frederic Vachon, a Senior Director at Behaviour, are all played throughout the recently released game and is available digitally through CD Baby here http://www.cdbaby.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?AlbumID=naughtbearpanicinparadis , which represents a bit of a bargain as it’s twice the price on other sites.
You can also preview the tracks here and on Soundcloud.
Jean-Frederic blogs that the experience of developing Wet but not releasing the soundtrack was a missed opportunity, one that wouldn’t be missed with Panic in Paradise:
..when a sequel to the original Naughty Bear was put into production, I decided that would be our chance to release Behaviour’s first soundtrack. Once again the music would be done in house by Philippe Charron, and, along with Paul Williams, (the project’s sound designer), they had more ambitious plans for the musical score. My request to them was to make sure the music would be written with intros and outros (game music usually loops, so endings are often skipped) to allow us to assemble an album.
Jean-Frederic also hinted that if the first soundtrack is successful, there may be a second release.
We weren’t sure if the diegetic music had its place on the soundtrack, but Ian found a very clever way to work some of them into track 13 (Paradise Island Radio), and we kept the rest for an eventual Volume 2 that would also include the Foil tracks we hadn’t been able to use. We’ll see what kind of success we have with Volume 1 first.
Of course, the best way to enjoy the musc would be to hear it in the game. Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise is out now.