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Papaya: Summer Farm

Papaya: Summer Farm

  • Category:
    • gamedev
  • Service:
    • music composing,
    • sound design
  • Genre:
    • simulator
  • Platform:
    • Web
  • Developer:
    • QuartSoft
  • Work on the project:
    • Vlad Plotnikov,
    • Oleksandr Falinski

Papaya: Summer Farm is a simulation game for Facebook, in which you will find yourself on a beautiful tropical island in the middle of the ocean.

The perfect sandy beach, clear turquoise waters, incredible exotic birds, and animals are already waiting for you. You can build your village, undertake the most exciting adventures and unravel all the secrets of the island.

You can play the game here.

Sound concept

The sound of Papaya is somewhat similar to the BirdsIsle case. By the way, it is thanks to that game we started working with the QuartSoft team.

In this game, the visual also dictated the style of music: tropical motifs and summer mood. Therefore, we selected the appropriate instruments: in the central theme, there are an acoustic guitar, marimba, various woodwinds, ethnic percussion, and glockenspiel.

In the track, we avoided the excessive «relax vibes» that are very common in the tropical style, and we made the composition fast enough and dynamic.

Challenge

One of the requirements for the Papaya music was that it should become a point of differentiation from other farm games. Therefore, it was essential for us to make it more functional than competitors’ music.

First, we analyzed the audio solutions of the leading market players and realized that their music was exclusively background-y. Based on this observation, we decided to add the aspect of emotional involvement in our composition.

The final track is still balancing on the verge of «background-ness» — it is needed so that the player does not become too tired of the composition too quickly. But we made the main accent on dynamics, a sense of adventure, and positive emotions.

Result

You can listen to the soundtrack for the game Papaya: Summer Farm below:

You can also watch the game trailer:

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