One of the indie games I'm working on is a throwback to the oldschool-C64-style sprite-based RPGs. However, we've decided to use fully-arranged OGG audio files for the soundtrack.
I've been working on the project for quite awhile and wanted to share a little cue I'm working on. This one is for one of the Orc Cities. I wanted to avoid the really cliched 'grotesque' sound for the Orcs, because they have a somewhat different role in our game that what you'd expect from a Tolkien-esque world. I wanted the music for the orcs to be strange, somewhat exotic, a bit earthy, and still have its own beauty to it. So I started developing a sound pallette that contains some middle eastern ideas, some tribal drum sounds, and some plucked strings.
Anyway, I'd appreciate feedback or comments on this one. I do believe this is the first piece I've officially shared on the forum, though I have demos readily available for listening on my site. Enjoy!
EDIT: Forgot to mention that we may move to an adaptive music system, and thus some of these cues will not be pre-rendered, but will be brought in track-by-track on-the-fly (so to speak) depending on the location/cirucumstances of the player.