25 April 2005, Moscow - Bi-2, Nikita, 1C present Parkan II soundtrack
Shura, Bi-2: When I first saw this game six months ago, I saw at once that Slow Star and Parkan II are very close in spirit, message and subject matter.
However, the idea to combine the two artworks of the music band and the computer game developers occurred absolutely by chance and much later when the Odd Warrior project track had been recorded.
Nikita Skripkin, Nikita Group President: An ideal duet, harmonic combination of picture and sound, text, melody and the substance of the game is what we wanted to see and hear. Besides, we loved two performers: the Bi-2 band and Diana Arbenina. When we first heard Slow Star which no one knew that time yet, it was clear to everyone that was that very ideal we had searched for.
Now Slow Star has become the official headline composition in the Parkan II game. This song is what you actually will hear getting plunged into the mysterious atmosphere of the Parkan II universe.
The few lucky beggars who have had a chance to enjoy the duet of the two works of art are unanimous in joining the common view: Slow Star is the best match possible for one of the most unusual national game projects.
Parkan II is a continuation of the 1997 cult game. Parkan. Chronicle of the Empire once broke all sales records in the Russian game industry. The second part of the game became Best PC Game 2005 at the 3rd Computer Game Developers Conference (GDC 2005) and was also marked by leading game industry professionals as one of the most promising projects in 2004-05 at the GC-2004 show in Leipzig, Germany.
The Slow Star single as part of the Odd Warrior project will be released somewhat ahead of Parkan II. Very soon though, you will be able not only to hear, but also to see Slow Star the way the Parkan II main character sees it.
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