Sunless Sea, which came out in February, was one of the games I’ve most enjoyed playing this year. There was something really soothing about steering your ship through the Underzee beneath horror-Victorian England, even though the game has a distinct dark touch to it.
Not least impressive about the game was its soundtrack, an ambient folky nautical affair with an appropriately psychedelic edge to it. The various themes made the reaching of a new archipelago of the Underzee coincide with new music. After a while there’s a very strong sense of homecoming when you hear the first notes of the Wolfstack Docks theme come in as you near London.
It was a pity that the soundtrack wasn’t available outside of the game for a long while, but luckily that changed when it was released around three weeks ago. You can now buy or stream the soundtrack through Bandcamp, and perhaps it will be sold alongside future editions of the game as well. One important bonus about the soundtrack is that many of the tracks are expanded upon, with richer arrangements and extra bits that are not present in the game’s versions of the compositions.
Do have a listen using the widget below, and immerse yourself in the sounds of the Underzee.