Audio to remember: EVE Online

The times of a few beeps in the background of a game are long gone. While the classic 8-bit sounds and melodies will forever have a place in our hearts, nowadays the technical possibilities create a much larger scope for game audio . Some of the melodies, compositions and tunes featured in games have become classics that will always be remembered and played outside of the games they were conceived for.

EVE Online
(Jón Hallur Haraldsson)

With a different approach for space adventures, the MMORPG EVE Online features a mixture of trance, techno and ambient electronic music to convey the vastness of space instead of classical music. Different star systems have unique music that represents its hostility and probability of the pilot being attacked. The different races’ stations in space also have different music.

The ambient music of EVE Online has grown so popular with fans of electronic music that the developer has published the music on CD and for free listening on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/ccpgames).