The perfect soundtrack for your Airship Pirates game

Ancient World CD cover

Abney Park’s Airship Pirates is a unique roleplaying game that combines elements from Steampunk with a post-apocalyptic setting and is inspired by Abney Park’s music. In September last year I interviewed “Captain” Robert Brown of Abney Park and Peter Cakebread and Ken Walton of Cakebread & Walton. One of the questions I asked Captain Robert back then was if he plans to release some of  their music without vocals (I find them distracting while running a game) so that it could be used as background music for the game. Here’s what he said:

An album full of versions of the music with the singing removed could work, and wouldn’t be a ridiculous about of work. Writing a score from scratch would take as much time as writing a whole album. I think I have more then a few fans that would be pissed at me writing music without having more of the lyrics that created this world in the first place. Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, your really asking for an album of Abney Park Easy Listening music. I’m not likely to make that. =8;)

But when Abney Park released their latest Album “Ancient World” a while ago, they just did that. Aside from the normal album you can also get an Instrumental version, that can be used for Karaoke or as background music for your game! How cool is that?

The Instrumental version of album is available as MP3 download for just $7 directly from the official Abney Park store.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

One thought on “The perfect soundtrack for your Airship Pirates game”

  1. Big fan of the Park, but can’t afford the game right now. I also worry that I will go into it from a biased point of view, already set up to love it as I love the other stuff created by the band. Could I play it and review it without bias? To quote the last line of the wonderful flick ‘Fanboys’, “…what if it sucks”?

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