Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós will feature on the soundtrack to Hyper Games’ Moomin game Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley.
Described as a “musical adventure game”, the character Snufkin is tasked with restoring harmony to Moominvalley after a series of grotesque parks appear that upset the balance of nature.
The soundtrack will include tracks from Sigur Rós’ album (), as well as arrangements by composer and sound designer Oda Tilset.
“We want the game to be very Nordic, and the sound of Sigur Rós has one of the most Nordic atmospheres I can imagine. We knew pretty early on that we wanted to involve the band in some way, and I’m extremely excited to see the direction this collaboration is taking,” said Are Sundnes, CEO of Hyper Games.
The Moomins were created by Finnish author Tove Jansson and many books deal with themes of melancholy and nature.
Sigur Rós’ signature music is sure to add to that bittersweet Nordic feel.
The trailer above also gives a fresh look at the game’s stealth gameplay and gorgeous storybook aesthetic.
Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is set to release in 2023 on PC and consoles.