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Published on May 23rd, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey

Hunted Soundtrack Composed by Kevin Riepl

Award-winning composer Kevin Riepl (aka Damage Vault) has created the original score for inXile Entertainment and Bethesda’s Hunted: The Demon’s Forge. Riepl had created music for multiple genres in entertainment, from television, to movies and to video games. He was behind the soundtracks to the Gears of War franchise, Crackdown 2, City of Heroes and the yet-to-be-released Huxley and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

From the release:

To enhance the visual intensity and energetic gameplay of Hunted, and immerse players in the dark fantasy action adventure, Kevin Riepl has crafted an emotive, rhythmic score blending orchestral bombast with modern percussion; electric and bass guitars; ethnic instrumentation; and evocative vocals.

“Kevin Riepl was a blast to work with during the production of Hunted. He is totally committed to delivering music that fits the scenes perfectly,” said Chris Keenan, Design Director, inXile Entertainment. “His early compositions even helped to inspire our internal team with some of the level design. The dark and haunting style of Kevin’s music made our world that much more intense.”

“Collaborating with inXile has been an immensely creative and rewarding experience. Their creativity, passion and attentive involvement throughout the process made my ‘job’ a real pleasure,” said composer Kevin Riepl. “From the very early stages of development, when I received the first concept art, it was clear that Hunted required a sonic signature. The detail in the illustrations played a major role in inspiring the creation of customized sounds and instruments to enhance the dark unrelenting environments and eerie atmosphere of the game.”

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