Little Red, a Wolf and a Battleship

That’s a likely combo, right? Sure, why not. In today’s update I’m sharing the main theme for Sciplay’s Battleship Floating Fortress as well as the main theme for Little Red and the Wolf. I’d already share the short promo clip made for Battleship Floating Fortress which featured some of the bonus music, various sound effects and voice overs created for that slot theme. But the main theme is decidedly more story-driven. It’s less action oriented and really tried to pull the emotion of warfare into frame. I also felt this would help make more distinction between the base and bonus sections of the game.

So, without adeiu, here’s the main theme for Battleship Floating Fortress… or as I lovingly called it “BFF.”

War is Hell.

A girl and a wolf in the woods; what could go wrong?

One of my favorite styles of music to compose and produce is creepy, fantasy based orchestral music. And before you even ask, yes, I listened to a BUNCH of Danny Elfman growing up. So when I saw the artwork for Little Red and the Wolf, I knew exactly the style and direction I wanted the music to go in. For this track I tried to emulate a boys choir by recording several takes of my falsetto voice. I’m not a bad singer but it’s not my strongest skillset as a musician. As such, I don’t tend to feature it as much as my piano or saxophone playing. But adding some vocals to this track felt very natural and appropriate for the vibe the slot was heading in. I also wanted this track to have some evolution so you’ll notice a dynamic arrangement with tempo changes as well as ebb and flows in the level of tension. I was very excited to share it in this update and hope you enjoy it!

Follow the breadcrumbs. Wait that’s the wrong fairy tale…

That’s about it for this update. I have several things working in the background along with a Skatebird which has been public for a while. And, of course, still working at SciPlay and loving it. I also had some headshots and studio pics taken recently so once those are ready, I’ll share them with you all! Maybe the photographer photoshopped a full set of hair on my head? Maybe I could even look like Fabio? One can dream.

Until next time, be excellent to each other!

WHO AM I?

Nate Madsen is a 14 year industry vet who’s worked in games, films, taught college courses and has performed and recorded in various settings on both piano and saxophone. He’s been with SciPlay for 3 years and has been running Madsen Studios LLC since 2005. On the weekends he likes to be very still and watch the grass grow. He’s considering taking up the bagpipes and really enjoys craft beer. He’s currently living in Austin, TX and his is favorite color is green. You can get in touch with him here: https://madsenstudios.com/contact/