It’s worth it | ‘Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley’ gets music from Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, shows gameplay

Snufkin: Moominvalley Melody is a musical adventure game in which Snufkin must restore harmony to Moominvalley, after a series of grotesque parks appear that have ruined the natural balance of the valley. The game is an ambient, wholesome experience for kids and adults alike, and combines open-world mechanics with puzzle, stealth, and melodic elements.

Explore the beautiful nature of the valley and beyond! Get inspired by music as you find secrets and solve puzzles on your way.

The strict park warden has built hideous parks everywhere and disturbed the natural balance of Moominvalley. Snufkin must help everyone return the valley to its beautiful origin.

Get to know many beloved characters from Tove Jansson’s stories. If you already know and love Moomins, you’ll probably meet your favorite character here, and if not, you’re in for a treat!

The soundtrack features music from (), the album by acclaimed Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós, as well as arrangements by composer and sound designer Oda Tilset.

“We want the game to be very Nordic, and the sound of Sigur Rós has one of the most Nordic atmospheres I can imagine. We knew pretty early on that we wanted to involve the band in some way, and I’m extremely excited to see the direction this collaboration is taking,” said Are Sundnes, CEO of Hyper Games.

Sigur Rós is an Icelandic post-rock band from Reykjavík, active since 1994. The band includes vocalist and guitarist Jón Þór “Jónsi” Birgisson, bassist Georg Holm and keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson. Known for its ethereal sound, frontman Jónsi’s falsetto voice and use of the bowed guitar, Sigur Rós incorporates classical and minimalist aesthetic elements.

Main characteristics:

  • A cozy adventure game in a beautiful storybook art style
  • Story-rich gameplay and charming characters to meet, each with their own charming stories to uncover and quests to solve, inspired by the work of Tove Jansson
  • Explore the open world of Moominvalley and solve musical and environmental puzzles along the way to uncover its secrets
  • Take out the strict Park Keeper and his gruesome Moominvalley parks with the help of your trusty harmonica, a bit of stealth, and the friends you meet along the way

Snufkin: Moominvalley Melody comes to PC (Steam) and consoles in 2023.

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