Free Music for use in your games

Especially in certain genres, music can be an important part of the gaming experience. In horror games the immersion can be extremely deep if you employ the right background music. Over the years I have collected various movie or video game soundtracks, classical music, etc. that are suited for this purpose.

While looking for royalty-free music that I can use for a podcast project that never saw the light of day, I stumbled upon Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech. Over the last few years Kevin has released countless pieces of music that can be used freely under a Creative Commons license. He also created a site with music released as public domain. If you are looking for a piece of music for your game, chances are very high, you find something fitting on Kevin’s sites.

Examples of Kevin’s work:

House of Leaves
[audio:https://www.stargazersworld.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/The-House-of-Leaves.mp3]

Covert Affair
[audio:https://www.stargazersworld.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Covert-Affair.mp3]

Five Armies
[audio:https://www.stargazersworld.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Five-Armies.mp3]

Lithium
[audio:https://www.stargazersworld.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Lithium.mp3]

All tracks are © Kevin MacLeod, Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.

For more awesome, royalty-free music check out incompetech.com!

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.

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