Electronic composer Auto/Reflex has released two pieces of synth music included in StoryFix Media’s interactive adaptation of The War of the Worlds. The game, which is free to play and available now on Google Play, marks the first time HG Wells’ classic alien invasion novel has been turned into a choose-your-own-adventure.
The first track, “March of the Tripods” is an evocative and haunting track emulating the slow, apocalyptic menace of the aliens’ massive machines as they stride of the English moors.
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In “The Eve of War”, which takes its name from one of the original novel’s chapters, the epicness is turned down to a quiet dread as tentacles creep unseen around every corner and apocalypse is just over the hill.
Story: The War of the Worlds catalogs a catastrophic conflict between humans and extraterrestrial Martians who arrive on earth with a mysterious and deadly agenda. The original work is considered a landmark of science fiction and has inspired numerous adaptations in film, TV and games since its initial publication.
The War of the Worlds was first published serially by Pearson’s Magazine in the U.K. and by The Cosmopolitan magazine in the U.S. in 1897.
The game was produced and published by StoryFix Media (The Pulse). The story by HG Wells was adapted by Christopher Webster who also produced alongside Gareth Higgins and Arthur Lee.