For a long while, I’ve been eyeing a project in development by my friends at Metanaut. Then called Ruberg – and now Gadgeteer – it promised to be a VR sandbox for building gold ruberg machines. As a kid who grew up with marbles chutes and legos and train tracks galore, it’s appeal to me was strong and immediate. At the first opportunity, I jumped at the chance to score it – and thankfully they gave me the chance!
An unusual soundtrack for me, the music is mostly comprised of guitar and xylophones. I won’t spoil it for you, but there’s a distinct narrative arc in the puzzle mode, and the music follows suit. The songs start out simple – almost childlike – but by the end, there are a few twists, just like the contraptions players will face.
Today, I’m proud to say the game is out, and so is the soundtrack! The music is available everywhere via this universal link, and if you’d like to try your hand at building your own dream machine, the game is available on Steam and the Oculus Store.
The soundtrack is 27 tracks deep, so if you need a place to start, here are some of my favourites:
- 02. Sandbox in the Study
- 07. Late in the Day
- 09. The Missing Element
- 10. The Midnight Conundrum
- 12. I Want to Be Like You (Together Version)
- 22. I Worked Away (Action Version)
- 26. The Moment of Truth (Action Version)
(A bit of trivia: the Action versions of the songs play when the machines are running, but stop as soon as construction begins again.)
As always, thank you for listening, and I hope you find something you love in there!