A Look At The New Music In 1.9.2

6:48 AM Will Sterling 2 Comments

Hey everyone!

We've been busy here at Lavaboots working on a bunch of new content. The past month we've been working hard on Update 1.9.2, multiplayer implementation, and a bunch of polishes and changes that we think you are going to like a lot. If you haven't read up on it yet, go read this post so you can get an idea of what our next update (Update 1.9.2) will entail. With this update we are introducing a new NPC with quests and over 30 new items to earn, NPC Graves that you can discover with buried treasure, and brand new island music.

Today I wanted to share some of the new music we've been working on with you.

New Island Music

With Salt, we've always wanted to keep the music unobtrusive and so we originally opted to only have music play occasionally at sea. We believe that too much music can be overstimulating and actually take away from the immersion of a game. Walking around on an island listening to the birds, wind, and waves hitting the shore can really immerse you in the game, and we didn't want music to take away from that. 

That being said, we do think that some island music could be beneficial in the right setting and with the right restrictions. We've decided to introduce new music for large natural islands. These islands are usually quite big and do not contain enemies. This means a good bit of time spent on these islands is pure exploration and walking across the land. We figured these islands would be a good place to introduce some light and occasional music. 

I've composed specific songs for day and night time that will be able to play while you are exploring large natural islands.

Here are some of the songs you can expect to hear soon.

Day Island Examples

Night Island Examples

Soundtrack Update

We'd also like to note that we've updated the soundtrack to include the boss music in the game as well. You can stream the soundtrack in its entirety for free here. We will eventually be releasing a downloadable copy of it when the game releases. 

Thanks for reading as always we'd love to hear your feedback!