Tripwire Interactive has officially released the soundtrack to their impressive, albeit repetitive, ShARkPG (action RPG) Maneater.
The soundtrack is available on streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and Deezer while those who prefer to buy soundtracks can grab it off Bandcamp where you can buy it directly from the artist.
Additionally, the developer/publisher has adopted a more collaborative perspective to the soundtrack release. While the soundtrack’s creator, Metal Gear Solid V composer Daniel James, retains full exclusive rights to sell the official soundtrack post-launch and keep 100% of direct sales revenue, Tripwire can still use the soundtrack in current and further Maneater content and marketing.
This driving philosophy from Tripwire Presents shows their commitment to support independent creatives.
Mark Muraski, Audio Director at Tripwire Interactive, explains:
“This arrangement gave Daniel a sense of real ownership for the Maneater soundtrack project. […] The level of commitment from Daniel throughout this collaboration far outweighed any revenue Tripwire Interactive would “lose” from sales with a standard sales model. Our company has always paid royalties to composers, but we believe this new model offers an even greater step towards providing contract artists a vested stake in the projects they take on.”
Maneater soundtrack composer Daniel James adds:
“One of the joys of working with Tripwire is their unfaltering support in the vision of artists and this agreement further proved that point to me […] We support our artist’ is an easy thing to say, but allowing me to publish my own work and exclusively profit from it goes beyond a generous gesture to a genuine support for me as an artist.”
Maneater is out now for $39.99 / €39.99 / £34.99 MSRP and despite it’s shallow and often repetitive nature, I felt that this is definitely a hidden gem and it’s a must play.