Durham, USA - April 5, 2006 - Funcom is proud to announce the release of two dedicated soundtrack CDs for 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. Having a constant focus on high production values and excellent in-game music, Funcom is once again going to great lengths to deliver original and unique soundscapes in one of their games.
In order to pursue a distinct musical flavor outside Funcoms own composing talents, Funcom shared visions with Warner music in order to release a soundtrack EP fitted for a modern adventure game. Trying to bring forth an emotional impact delivering more than the regular one dimensional adrenaline-factor so often found in games, Funcom found a perfect match in the Norwegian artist Magnet. Featured as the artist of the week on iTunes, and with songs in TV series like 'The OC 'and 'Six feet under', the critically acclaimed Magnet delivers four tracks to 'Dreamfall', and all of these are available on the EP.
"As an artist focusing on reaching both the human mind and heart it has been a special experience for me to work on Dreamfall" said Even 'Magnet' Johansen. "I have focused on delivering a unique soundscape which works in unison with the games theme, and I hope that all the gamers out there will appreciate the great effort to bring something brand new to the table".
"Instead of simply licensing released songs and churning it out in a big chunk of music, like so many games are doing, we have truly tried to make the music experience in 'Dreamfall' both unique and original," said Simon Poole, Lead Sound Designer on 'Dreamfall'. "It has been a blessing for us to get a songwriting genius like Magnet on board, and I feel very confident the players will feel the same way once they dive into the amazing audio experience they find in 'Dreamfall'."
In addition to an EP from Warner Music, which will be available in several territories as well as through the Funcom online store, Funcom is also releasing an original orchestral soundtrack. The two soundtrack CDs will be available through the Funcom online store closer to the Dreamfall launch in late April. The EP from Magnet is also included in the Limited Edition, which includes the full Windows game as well as a 92-page 'Art of Dreamfall' book. The English version of the Limited Edition will be exclusively available at the Funcom online store.
You can download an in-game video sample of Magnets music below:
ftp://ftp.funcom.com/media/Dreamfall/Dreamfall_Magnet_16x9.wmv (Widescreen version)
The audio in 'Dreamfall' is best enjoyed with an X-FI audio system from Creative Labs.
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"Time to put down that copy of X&Y (from Coldplay) and take it up with Magnet instead"
NME, album review, 2005
"It's hard to think of a songwriter who more honestly reflects the bewildering coexistence in the enraptured heart of joy and melancholy" The Sunday times, Album review, 2005
"Artist of the week" iTunes, 2005
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ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games to date. Recent successes include 'The Longest Journey' and 'Anarchy Online'. For corporate information please visit www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit www.anarchy-online.com , www.dreamfall.com or www.ageofconan.com . Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
ABOUT DREAMFALL - Dreamfall: The Longest Journey', winner of multiple E3 awards as the best game in its genre, is the continuation of a saga that began in the award-winning 'The Longest Journey', considered to be one of the finest adventure games ever made. In 'Dreamfall' players are taken on an epic journey of exploration and adventure as they venture through a thrilling and emotional storyline. 'Dreamfall' features a fully interactive world where beautiful music, stunning graphics, fascinating characters and unparalleled gameplay variety promises to bring the adventure genre into a new era. Prepare for a spiritual, fantastic and powerful gaming experience. Visit www.dreamfall.com for more information.
ABOUT MAGNET - The enigmatic Even 'Magnet' Johansen is one of the strongest talents to come out of the emergent Scandinavian music scene in recent years. Being hailed as a favorite artist by contemporary musicians like Alanis Morisette, to becoming the artist of the week at iTunes to receiving rave reviews in the global music press; Magnet is a rare and unique force to be counted with for the music aficionado. Blending traditional singer and songwriter skills with electronica, innovation and a strong personal presence, it is no wonder his tunes have been chosen for hit series like 'Six feet under', 'The OC' and recently in the multi-award winning game 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. A man for all seasons, Magnet has two acclaimed CDs and three EPs under his belt, and continues to push the boundaries of music. More information can be found on www.homeofmagnet.com