Timespinner is a beautifully pixelated 2D Metroidvania about a lone young woman who travels through time to destroy a galactic empire, created by Bodie Lee, with music composed and produced by Jeff Ball.
Timespinner came to the public’s attention in the summer of 2014 with a Kickstarter project, which was funded over three times its goal thanks to the generous pledges of 5,751 backers. We will never be able to thank you enough for all of your support. We hope you enjoy the game as much as we have enjoyed creating it for all of you.
Jeff Ball was brought in to score the original Kickstarter trailer, and then to compose the soundtrack for the game. Because of the longer nature of indie development cycles, this gave Jeff an opportunity to research and develop his style for 90s Metroidvania music, which involved playing through multiple games from that era, and composing many different sketches. Bodie Lee was also a great resource for music suggestions and feedback. Much of this developmental music is included at the end of the soundtrack.
The primary goal of this soundtrack was to recreate the nostalgia of late 1990s era game music by using and emulating the audio and music hardware available from that era. The music itself is varying in genre, from a baroque-inspired harpsichord concerto to progressive rock, with gothic and time-inspired themes used throughout. Jeff drew inspiration from incredible game composers of the 90s including Michiru Yamane, and Yasunori Mitsuda, who left incredible musical marks on games from that era. Jeff also called upon the talents of musicians Kristin Naigus, Cain German, and Christian Pacaud, who lent their amazing talents last minute for a human touch on the soundtrack. All of these factors culminated into a musical journey that can be appreciated on its own, as well as within Timespinner.
Thank you for supporting all of us in pursuing our dreams as video game developers, music composers, and musicians.
Let this music be your Timespinner to younger days.