Dallas, Texas - The soundtrack for the first (and probably last!) musical RPG, Soon Serenade, has been released completely free of charge as a downloadable at http://www.robbymulvanymusic.us/listen.php. The game, developed by Ransom Binary, has been cancelled due to a complete lack of interest. The composer of the soundtrack (and creator of the game) had the following to say about the now defunct project:
"It was probably just a little too weird for gamers. No one had done an actual musical before. I thought that first trailer would arouse curiosity, but it really didn't. I still think there's a great RPG in there, but it's just not economical to spend 5 years developing a game, which when you are a one-man company, that's really the only way you can do it. Maybe I'll get a chance to finish it one day, but until then at least I can release the soundtrack for the 4-5 people who were following the progress on this title. This is probably my last game, so it's a lousy way to go out - considering I haven't released a title in 4 years now, but the industry is a lot different now than it was when I started. Sometimes you just get left behind, so it's time for me to move on to developing other types of software. Consider this: The First Star Online series has 7 titles over the course of 12 years, but virtually no one reading this has probably heard of them. That's how I know it's time to move on. I think most gamers assume anyone who releases a title makes money. It's not true in the slightest. Almost all indie games completely bomb and a lot of the time developers don't even get a shot to make a second game. I was fortunate to hang on this long, but this is a very brutal business and though I exit it, I still hope to be able to talk to people looking to jump in and warn them of what they can truly expect."