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Staffan Åberg
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Hi

Me and my son started playing this game the other day. However he doesn't like the soundtrack at all. I changed to the soundtrack where there is only the countdowns, but he thinks they are scary too.

It is still playable without the soundtrack, but not too much fun for me...

Is someone able to create a more kids friendly soundtrack, without any scary sounds? Maybe also making the countdowns a bit longer (1,5 min) if possible. I would say a total of ~15 min would be great when playing with younger kids.

If someone had time to create such a thing I would be very glad. All my time is set on renovating the house and playing with my kids. Not a bad thing though..

Thanks in advance
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You could try using the sandtimer as well, although my experience is that it's hard to keep an eye on that at the same time.

My daughter hated the 'normal' soundtrack as well, but was fine with the 'just countdowns', although the stress does get to her a bit.
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Staffan Åberg
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EarlyFlash wrote:
You could try using the sandtimer as well, although my experience is that it's hard to keep an eye on that at the same time.

My daughter hated the 'normal' soundtrack as well, but was fine with the 'just countdowns', although the stress does get to her a bit.


Well he threw the sand timer back in the box so I guess that is out...


I could just use the alarm on my phone, but it is boring!
 
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Super Mario Bros?

SMB soundtrack
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You could try bits of the Indiana Jones soundtracks. The temple music from Raiders of the Lost Ark can be just as creepy as the Escape music, though.
 
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Kristian Amundsen Østby
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My suggestion is to try out the super mario-themed soundtrack (already linked in a previous post).
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Staffan Åberg
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lfisher wrote:
Super Mario Bros?

SMB soundtrack


Thanks, I will try it. I really enjoy it

However will probably only use first half, I don't think he will like the castle music..
 
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Jade Youngblood
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My 6 year old freaked out as well. The game was too intense. He refuses to play it with the music.
 
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I made a custom soundtrack for my six year old daughter with all scary elements removed. Here's what I used:

For the long sections of normal gameplay, I used Blue Man Group music. This music is medium tempo. It does not really draw your attention, but the combination of percussive sounds make the following elements seem not-so-out-of-place.

I used a cowbell sound effect after the initial "Escape" and at the end of each retreat round (indicating the end of the retreat round and the final end of the game):

http://www.sounddogs.com/sound-effects/3177/mp3/258883_SOUND...

I used a "Ship Bell" sound to indicate the start of the retreat round:

http://soundbible.com/1746-Ship-Bell.html

For the music of the retreat round I used Yakity-Sax (The Benny Hill music):

http://a.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvzbtylEFs1qluw2ko1.mp3

Obviously, this makes for a very different experience, but my daughter & some of her friends really find the Yakity-Sax sections quite fun & funny. They keep wanting to play just to hear this.
 
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Mxever7 wrote:
I made a custom soundtrack for my six year old daughter with all scary elements removed. Here's what I used:

For the long sections of normal gameplay, I used Blue Man Group music. This music is medium tempo. It does not really draw your attention, but the combination of percussive sounds make the following elements seem not-so-out-of-place.

I used a cowbell sound effect after the initial "Escape" and at the end of each retreat round (indicating the end of the retreat round and the final end of the game):

http://www.sounddogs.com/sound-effects/3177/mp3/258883_SOUND...

I used a "Ship Bell" sound to indicate the start of the retreat round:

http://soundbible.com/1746-Ship-Bell.html

For the music of the retreat round I used Yakity-Sax (The Benny Hill music):

http://a.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvzbtylEFs1qluw2ko1.mp3

Obviously, this makes for a very different experience, but my daughter & some of her friends really find the Yakity-Sax sections quite fun & funny. They keep wanting to play just to hear this.
Is there a music file where those are combined?
 
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Hey there!

I just finished putting this together.
I doubt most people have heard of the video game 'Spelunker HD', but I'm a big fan! So I assembled this Spelunker HD mix, retaining the important cues from the Official ESCAPE sound track.

It's definitely more upbeat and child friendly. Give it a shot, won't you?


https://soundcloud.com/polioliolio/escape-spelunker-hd-mix
 
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Nathan T. Baker

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I put together my top 5 "calmer" tracks in Re: 50+ Custom Soundtracks for Escape: The Curse of the Temple. The track I call "Aztech Stroll" is very nice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Iperbpnpfw&list=PLIP4QobngE...
 
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