Timespinner (Original Game Soundtrack)

Timespinner is a beautifully pixelated 2D Metroidvania about a lone young woman who travels through time to destroy a galactic empire, created by Bodie Lee, with music composed and produced by Jeff Ball.

Timespinner came to the public's attention in the summer of 2014 with a Kickstarter project, which was funded over three times its goal thanks to the generous pledges of 5,751 backers. We will never be able to thank you enough for all of your support. We hope you enjoy the game as much as we have enjoyed creating it for all of you.

Jeff Ball was brought in to score the original Kickstarter trailer, and then to compose the soundtrack for the game. Because of the longer nature of indie development cycles, this gave Jeff an opportunity to research and develop his style for 90s Metroidvania music, which involved playing through multiple games from that era, and composing many different sketches. Bodie Lee was also a great resource for music suggestions and feedback. Much of this developmental music is included at the end of the soundtrack.

The primary goal of this soundtrack was to recreate the nostalgia of late 1990s era game music by using and emulating the audio and music hardware available from that era. The music itself is varying in genre, from a baroque-inspired harpsichord concerto to progressive rock, with gothic and time-inspired themes used throughout. Jeff drew inspiration from incredible game composers of the 90s including Michiru Yamane, and Yasunori Mitsuda, who left incredible musical marks on games from that era. Jeff also called upon the talents of musicians Kristin Naigus, Cain German, and Christian Pacaud, who lent their amazing talents last minute for a human touch on the soundtrack. All of these factors culminated into a musical journey that can be appreciated on its own, as well as within Timespinner.

Thank you for supporting all of us in pursuing our dreams as video game developers, music composers, and musicians.

Let this music be your Timespinner to younger days.

Track List & Credits

Timespinner (Original Game Soundtrack) was made possible by the following individuals:

: Composer
: Album art
: Design & Layout
1Portal to Another World0:05
: Composer
2Intrepidation1:00
: Composer
3From our Hearts2:25
: Composer
4Trampled Innocence1:40
: Composer
5Imperial Circumstance0:34
: Composer
6Memories of Tears2:04
: Composer
7Uncertain Hope4:03
: Composer
8Distant Recollections2:47
: Composer
9The Broken2:28
: Composer
10Barren Corridors4:06
: Composer
11Recounted History1:39
: Composer
12Avian Capitalism2:17
: Composer
13Unnerving Gaze3:14
: Composer
14Provisional Sanctuary2:07
: Composer
15Ancient Forest4:47
: Composer
16Wax Impression3:13
: Composer
17Pioneer's Horizon4:51
: Composer
18Blasphemous Shackles2:30
: Composer
19Call to War4:20
: Composer
20Masquerade of Hedonists4:31
: Composer
21Minuet and Trio0:53
: Composer
22Mask of Corruption2:04
: Composer
23Defiance4:08
: Composer
24No Matter the Cost2:36
: Composer
25Echoes of the Forgotten5:09
: Composer
26Glowing Doorway1:22
: Composer
27Unbridled Determination2:39
: Composer
28Surpassing Authority4:01
: Composer
29From the Darkness4:58
: Composer
30Dissonant Web1:37
: Composer
31Call of the Void4:55
: Composer
32Quantum Insanity2:19
: Composer
33Fear's Crown3:58
: Composer
34Galactic Throne3:37
: Composer
35Frozen Shadows1:18
: Composer
36Shears of Atropos3:50
: Composer
37Temporal Salvage3:25
: Composer
38Shattered Hourglass2:45
: Composer
39Eternal Nightmare2:59
: Composer
40The Sacrifice of Heroes3:16
: Composer
41Launch Trailer1:19
: Composer
42Launch Trailer Piano Sketch (unused)0:35
: Composer
43Kickstarter Trailer1:45
: Composer
44Kickstarter Trailer Sketch (unused)1:11
: Composer
45Title Theme Pre-Alpha (unused)1:10
: Composer
46Title Theme Alpha (unused)1:39
: Composer
47Selen's Theme (unused)1:23
: Composer
48Sanctuary (unused)1:16
: Composer
49Lake Desolation Alpha (unused)3:16
: Composer
50Lake Desolation Concept (unused)1:55
: Composer
51Video Game Research Gamma0:33
: Composer
52Video Game Research Omikron0:52
: Composer
53Video Game Research Theta0:33
: Composer
54Video Game Research Omega0:34
: Composer
55Video Game Research Beta0:55
: Composer
56Video Game Research Epsilon0:32
: Composer
57Video Game Research Delta0:31
: Composer

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