(NB: I did not edit the sound for this trailer, although lots of my in game sounds are in there! You can see some of my work in engine over here)

Archvale is a top down, 2D, Bullet Hell RPG developed by Idoz & Phops & published by Humble.

I’ve been creating & implementing sound for this project and it’s been a great challenge and lots of fun to come up with a unique sound pallette for this colourful world. I’ve tried to strike a balance between classic cartoony and 8-bit sounds and more realistic, immersive sound design.

The game is being built in Game Maker Studio 2 and I’ve been working with Idoz to figure out some custom tools for implementation and mixing. He’s built me tools to setup and mix with busses & groups using a combination of our in game debug tool & scripting in JSON.

It’s been a real joy to work with someone who cares about sound so much and is happy to build custom tools for me!

More info about the game is available on Humble’s website here: