February 18, 2021 — 30XX catchy music is a perfect fit for the game’s familiar yet novel gameplay; run-left-to-right, jump, shoot and slice through themed 2D platforming worlds.
30XX is a procedurally generated Mega Man tribute that features a retro-sounding chip-tune soundtrack. Developed by Batterystaple Games, 30XX has quickly become popular since it left Steam Early Access on February 17. The game’s soundtrack consists of 22 catchy retro tunes composed by Atlanta-based artist Brandon Ellis who goes under the artist name Cityfires. Ellis has previously composed game music for 20XX and Catlateral Damage.
30XX has been especially applauded for its easy-to-use level editor and precise and responsive controls which has led to commercial success on Steam. This is a rare feat considering console-style retro platformers tend to struggle on the digital game store as they are almost always unable to attract a large enough fanbase to fund game development. It is a little-known fact that Steam is a graveyard to hundreds of critically acclaimed platformers with disastrously low sales numbers.
“The game’s soundtrack consists of 22 catchy retro tunes composed by Atlanta-based artist Brandon Ellis who goes under the artist name Cityfires.”
30XX SPOTIFY TRACKLIST
- 30XX (Main Theme) — 2:06
- Embers of Hope (Hub Theme) — 1:49
- Blazing Nomad (Burning Temple) — 2:49
- Bound by Duty (Burning Temple Boss) — 1:33
- Prone to Wander (Burning Temple Victory) — 1:04
- Hollows (Echocave) — 3:33
- Abyssal Depths (Echocave Boss) — 2:16
- Circadian Groove (Echocave Victory) — 1:04
- Atomichron (Clockzone) — 3:25
- Doomsday (Clockzone Boss) — 1:31
- Time Will Tell (Clockzone Victory) — 1:04
- Skybound (Highvault) — 2:46
- Elysium (Highvault Boss) — 1:45
- Ever Higher (Highvault Victory) — 1:03
- Penance (Penumbra) — 6:38
- Reckoning (Penumbra Boss) — 1:31
- Rapture (Penumbra Victory) — 1:14
- Fath0m (Deepverse) — 3:15
- Ancient Circuitry (Deepverse Boss) — 1:38
- Vaporware (Deepverse Victory) —1:30
- Millennium Spark (Firestorm BT MIX) — 3:36
- Existential Shuffle (Identity Crisis EC MIX) — 2:49
The 30XX Original Soundtrack was independently released on Spotify on February 17, 2021 by chip-tune artist Cityfires. The OST can be streamed now. In addition, the soundtrack is also available for download on Steam in a special edition version that includes two additional bonus tracks and downloadable, high-quality audio format FLAC.