01 Jun

Greetings, commanders!

I'm thrilled to announce a unique addition to the PMC 2670 universe—a metal album inspired by our beloved sci-fi wargame! This project has been a labor of love, and it's now available on various streaming platforms. This is probably the first miniature wargame with a dedicated soundtrack, bringing a whole new dimension to your gaming experience. 

About the Album

     This album is a special project that I, the designer of PMC 2670, have developed with the help of advanced AI tools. While I'm not a musician in the traditional sense - calling me one would be like calling a cookie-making machine operator a pastry chef. Anyay this doesn’t mean that you don’t need to know how to operate a cookie-making machine or that the cookies cannot taste well.

I have crafted this soundtrack to reflect the spirit and intensity of PMC 2670 and my primary goal was to create music that enhances your gaming experience, making it enjoyable to listen to during games. The music ranges from thunderous riffs to haunting melodies, each track telling a story from the PMC 2670 universe and enhancing your immersion in the game.

My Personal Connection

The world of PMC 2670, or the "PMC-verse" as some of our community members fondly call it on Facebook, is my pet universe. It’s a world I’ve poured my heart and soul into, crafting its stories, characters, and battles. The story of the PMC-verse began in 2012 when I was sitting in the back seat of a Skoda Fabia, returning from Heidenheim. That was the time when I was working on PMC 2640, the first edition of the game. During this period, I built the basic framework of the universe where my game is set. This framework includes most of the current lore: the history from the 22nd century to 2640, detailed social descriptions, the origins of the space bugs, and the mechanisms of FTL travel. The next big leap came in the years 2019-2020 when I was working on PMC 2670. During this time, I added a significant piece of the story, covering the years 2640 to 2670. This expansion not only introduced the Xenotripods but also delved deeper into the rebellions and further explored the ecology of the space bugs. The current edition of the game includes these three armies (and Mercenaries), so it felt appropriate to expand their histories. This metal album is another way for me to share that universe with you, to give it sound and rhythm that matches its visual and narrative depth.

The Creation Process

Creating this album was a journey that started with a concept. I first needed to envision how the songs would sound, capturing the essence of the PMC 2670 universe. At the text stage, I had to plan how the tracks should sound, reflecting this by adjusting the amount of words, the number of verses, lines, and words to fit the envisioned rhythm and mood. I then worked with AI tools to generate the initial drafts of the lyrics and melodies. These AI-generated pieces served as the foundation, which I manually corrected and enhanced, adding my personal touches to ensure each track truly reflected the spirit of PMC 2670.

Next, I collaborated with a music-generating AI to bring the compositions to life. This involved inputting various parameters and themes to guide the AI in creating music that matched my vision. The AI produced multiple versions of each track, from which I selected the best elements and further refined them. The general process was both fascinating and a little scary at the same time. For Muppy like me, who can barely recognize a chainsaw from a Spanish guitar, it was incredible to see how, with a little work, I could create a complete album.

Initially, I was skeptical about AI’s possibilities, but now I see it as revolutionary - like Gutenberg's invention of the printing press, which made books affordable for a wider audience. This iterative process allowed me to blend technology with creativity, producing a soundtrack that resonates with the game's atmosphere and narrative. I understand that AI-created music, text, and images are controversial, but on another side a few years ago, creating this album would have been completely out of my reach. Without AI, it wouldn't have been possible to make the album at all due to financial, organizational, technical, and many other aspects.

Album Features

  • Exclusive Tracks: New compositions tailored specifically for the PMC 2670 wargame.
  • High-Quality Production: Professionally produced sound to elevate your gaming sessions.
  • Thematic Depth: Each piece of music is designed to reflect the game's epic battles and deep narrative.

Track List with Short Commentary

  1. Charge of Freedom: A strong, dynamic entry in heavy metal.
  2. Recon Team: Power metal, with expressive intensity of female vocal.
  3. Colony under Siege: A grim and slow track in doom-metal style.
  4. PMC 2670: The title song, in heavy metal. Long, but dynamic.
  5. Dreams Unanswered: Melodic ballad in symphonic metal.
  6. View from the Top Floors: A crazy combination of fast metal with some corporate music elements.
  7. Rise of the Hivemind: One of my favorites - a psychedelic song with a single vocal slowly dissolving into a countless choir. Perfect match of lyrics and music.
  8. Pilot's Prayer: This piece is slow, but heavier than the title suggests.
  9. Moons of Arkedria: A revolutionary march in heroic metal style.
  10. Flamethrower!: Fast, deadly, and hot!
  11. The Ballad of the Lone Mercenary: The second ballad on the album, inspired by titles from the '70s/'80s.
  12. Through Alien Eyes: A very fast song following the ancient rule of metal that every album must have the shredder!

Where to Listen?

The PMC 2670 metal album is available on various streaming platforms. You can find it on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and many more. Just search for "PMC 2670" and start your journey through the sounds of the 27th-century battlefields.

Upcoming Expansion

In addition to the album, we are excited to announce that work is underway on the next expansion for PMC 2670, titled "PMC 2670: The Highest Bid." More information about this expansion will be released soon, so stay tuned!

Stay Connected

Our official communication channel is Discord, where you can join our community to discuss the game, the album,  local club and much more. PMC 2670 ruleset is on Wargame Vault (digital) and the last hard-cover full-colour printed version can be bought here, on Assault Publishing Studio webpage.

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