Day 2: Music of Crayon Physics Deluxe

Day 2 of our 7 day journey to the release of Crayon Physics Deluxe for the PC.

The music played a really important role in Crayon Physics (the 5 day prototype), not only as something that set the mood for the game, but it actually influenced the content of the game as well. Back in May 2007 I asked Austin Wintory (he did the soundtrack for fl0w) to create some kind of a soundtrack for the prototype. I didn’t know what the music should be like and Austin was really busy at the time so the whole kinda just collapsed and nothing came out of it.

During the last two days of development I was surfing the web for something suitable that might work with game. At the time I was thinking of cheery children’s music, but I wasn’t really happy with the association of cheery children’s music and crayons. It felt cheesy and I didn’t want to make a cheery, bright, loud children’s game. So while I was surfing for suitable music I accidentally stumbled on the song Lullaby by _ghost. It was love at first hearing, I knew that it was the kind of music that the game really needed.

_ghost – Lullaby

The song is also in the full version of the game (thanks to _ghost, skoria and Brad Sucks for allowing me to use it).

The other thing that I stole from Bit Blot (the other one being this 7 day behind the scenes journey idea) was Alec Holowka’s awesome music. I didn’t actually steal it, I just forced Alec to compose me a song for Crayon Physics Deluxe. Ever since I played Aquaria I’ve been a huge fan of both Derek and Alec, because they created such a beautiful game. So it was awesome that Alec was willing enough to do a song for the game. The name of the song is Afternoon Snooze 🙂

Alec Holowka – Afternoon Snooze

The last song in our short soundtrack came as a total surprise to me. It’s from Stian Stark and it’s called Crayon Dreams. Stian emailed me pretty late in the development and offered one his tracks for the game. And I was surprised to hear how well it fit the style of the current main menu in the game. Thus we made a deal and I’m happy to announce that Crayon Dreams is one of the tracks in Crayon Physics Deluxe.

Stian Stark – Crayon Dreams

You can download the complete soundtrack from here.

35 Responses to “Day 2: Music of Crayon Physics Deluxe”

  1. Chance Says:

    On the second day of crayons…

  2. JOOLA Says:


  3. Futil1ty Says:

    “Crayon Dreams” reminds me of the Black Mesa theme…but I might just be a total idiot.

  4. Says:

    They are quite similar, at the start at least. Crayon Dreams is a lot slower, though.

  5. Heather Says:

    I love the soundtrack. The songs do have a nice coincidental harmony. It makes me feel happy.

  6. VladErmakov Says:

    It is very very good soundtrack! Answer to Petry – “Crayon Phisycs” will be sold on CD? In our country (russia)the majority peoples are buy games only on CD or DVD. And i too 🙂

  7. KristicSzybowski Says:

    Will the game be released on C-casette? In our country the majority peoples are is buy games only on in above C-casette. AND I IS TOO 😀

  8. » Crayon Physics Deluxe für PC und iPhone erhältlich Says:

    […] Den Start des Spiels feiert der Programmierer Petri Purho aus Finnland bis zur Veröffentlichung in seinem Blog mit täglichen Aktionen, wie z.B. Bilder seines “Arbeitsplatzes” oder dem Download des Soundtracks. […]

  9. Crayon Physics Deluxe, tour rapide Says:

    […] J’ai déjà bouclé 3 îles et premier constat : ça file vite. Les îles ont une dizaine de niveaux chacunes, et avec un total de 7-8 îles ça n’a pas l’air bien long, même si un éditeur de niveaux plutôt simple à utiliser a été développé. Les graphismes ont très peu évolué depuis le prototype mais ce n’est pas ce qu’on recherchera avant tout dans ce jeu 😉 . Les musiques sont au nombre de trois, ce qui est assez peu, mais bon elles délivrent toutes une atmosphère calme et relaxante, voire poétique. L’un d’entre elle a d’ailleurs été composée par Alec Holowka de Bit Blot, responsable du très bon Aquaria. Vous pouvez les télécharger sur le blog de Kloonigames. […]

  10. The Hammer Says:

    Hey, thanks for putting these up here! All excellent songs! Lullaby in particular is magnificent.

  11. Tony Huynh Says:

    Really great soundtrack! I’ve been listening to it all day at work today.

  12. bob Says:

    this game is big elephant titties it sucks this game sucks like my friends mom lol shes good

  13. Robert Says:

    Hi Petri,

    At first I was a little disappointed when firing up CDP for the first time and expected to hear Lullaby and instead got this more upbeat, popping music. But, I decided I could handle it and played. In just a very short time I grew accustomed to the new tunes (and found Lullaby was still there) and found they were actually pretty good.

    NOW, I’m very glad they are there, as they perfectly fit the mood and the environment. I understand your choices. Very wise!

    (Meanwhile, just poking around I’ve found how to edit the playlist and add my own music.)


  14. rob Says:

    Thanks Petri! Great tunes.

  15. Crayon Physics Indie Game Released Today and 9 Theatrical Movie and Short Film at Says:

    […] If you like the soundtrack of Crayon Physics it is available for free download. […]

  16. Alexander Says:

    Its really rather nice to have these tracks. It took me forever to get some soundtracks in the past – this was so nice and easy! Thanks.

  17. kim sung won Says:

    oh! great game and music.
    Its dream, ordinary times i hop game.
    thanks for music.

  18. Shaun Says:

    Interesting article. Were did you got all the information from… 🙂

  19. comandur Says:

    i was wondering if i could via you a couple dollars via paypal to link to my blog in your blogroll/link section? let me know – thanks!:)

  20. Elliot Says:

    just wondering if you can post up the crayon songs for the iphone also.. i really enjoyed it.. i would actually just leave the game on just to listen to the music

  21. ali torki Says:

    what a wonderful game!
    one of the games i had in my dreams!!!
    it make everybody think!

  22. ali torki Says:

    and about the soundtracks i should say they were great; they were the best soundtracks to concentrate

  23. Juanjo Vega Says:

    Your work is so impressive.

    Crayon Physics is so nice, easy to play, addictive, enjoyable… I tried another similar game some months ago (I knew about your game about a year and a half ago), but I didn’t like it so much.

    Music is one of the best complements for it. I love all the tracks in the game. Last time it was just “Lullaby”, but the new songs are as good as it.

    Keep on doing well, dude.

    Hope to see new cool stuff from you in the future.

    Greetings from Spain!

  24. Ahmed Azhad Says:

    Music of Crayon Physics is very nice. I think I like Crayons7 followed by Lullaby – Ghost.

  25. Gentle_Monkey Says:

    I love this game and im a massive fan of Lullaby by _ghost. Anyone know where i can get a copy of it?

    Keep up the good work.
    Ohh and sorry for breaking the game.

    From the land of Oz.

  26. Gentle_Monkey Says:

    Actually never mind i just realised u can get it off this site………DER!

    Heyta homo volte ya depul nisaleske.

  27. Jonáš Zejfart Says:

    Hi, I really like your game, and I love the song in the menu… I think it´s called Crayon Dreams… The piano part is excellent… May you send me piano sheets of this song??? It´s absolutely amazing… Please… 😉 Your fan from Czech republik…

  28. Andreas Says:

    The “Crayon Dreams” soundtrack is really cool!

  29. lui Says:

    the game is awesome n the music 2. Great job guys.

  30. wolfgan1 Says:

    This song reminds me of a very loved person of mine.. Music and game, wonderful..

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