released August 30, 2016
Music written and produced by Alkis Livathinos (@alkliv)
Mastered by Taylor Deupree at 12kmastering
Fiddlesticks Games is Dan Da Rocha and Henry Hoffman
© & ℗ 2016 Fiddlesticks Games Limited
"When we first started the game, we got a very simple demo up and running in a couple of weeks. I scoured the internet, trying to find some compositions which I felt really captured the emotive, reflective tone of the game. I found this one track which was achingly perfect - almost too much so. I licensed the track, and we used it in our demos, but didn’t give too much thought to the original composer. The game development progressed, and we worked with local musicians to try and recapture that essence. It was strange though, the simple qualities which really made that original track work seemed to get lost when reimagined by other artists. Ultimately, we did something we should have done much earlier, and contacted the original artist.
We knew he was Greek, but beyond that, he could have been anywhere in the world. We were working out of Dan’s flat in Camden at the time, when we first made contact. It turned out the original composer was Alkis Livathinos, living and working 30 minutes down the road in Stratford. He had never worked on a game before, but through a twist of fate had watched a documentary on indie games a few days prior, and was eager to meet.
I might have slightly undersold the amount of work involved to Alkis when we first met. Not through any misintention, of course, but having no real grasp on the scope of the game at the time, I thought perhaps five or so tracks would be a suitable amount of music. Over a year and many sleepless nights later, Alkis has produced a complete soundtrack, of nearly thirty unique compositions, and over an hour of original music.
- Henry Hoffman"
"Like Livathinos’s soundtrack though, the way they build together overtime yields something intimate and beautiful."
“It is one of my favourite in-game soundtracks of 2016. As soon as I heard the music from the title screen I know I was in for a treat.”
“..the relaxing piano-based soundtrack can help ease the stress of completing some of the more difficult tasks.”
“Hue's soundtrack is incredibly soothing… it all makes for a meditative, almost hypnotic experience.”
"Hue's soundtrack deserves praise too. From soothing, mellow tones to slightly peppy tracks, the mix of songs complements the game."
“Gentle music to help your brain”
“At times it becomes a haunting melody as you try to figure out the mystery of Hue’s missing mother. The tracks are consistently great throughout.”
“The soundtrack is a haunting medley of instruments used to build tension, enforce sadness and reinforce the sense of adventure.”
"Its soothing piano flourishes work to mimic the charm and tranquility of its ambient soundscape and help to further immerse you into its pacifying dream-like world."