April 20th, 2012 | By Richard Glenn
As was first revealed last week, Fez was to be the latest indie darling to receive the downloadable soundtrack treatment. And now, without further ado, it’s here and ready to rock your world.
Created by Disasterpeace, Fez‘s music is probably best described as a chiptune throwback to the soundtracks of the 8-bit console era. There’s certainly a hint of Mario, Zelda and Contra in there, but there’s enough zing and variety to allow Fez to stand out as a melodious chunk of symphonic goodness in its own right.
Of course, this mesmeric soundscape isn’t the first highly-acclaimed indie game-related musical collection to have been released this month, following on from both Journey and Botanicula. Heck, you could even add the recently released PC port of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP and you’ve got quite possibly the greatest month in the history of downloadable video gaming music.
Fez‘s soundtrack can be purchased and downloaded for $7 through Bandcamp right now. It’s available in .FLAC, .mp3 and supposedly “just about any other format you could possibly desire,” so the power of choice is in your hands. You could also check out our review if you’re still in the Fez mindset.