“The FIFA Series” by Various Artists

When I thought about working on a video game soundtrack again, I certainly didn’t have in mind EA Sports’ FIFA series. But then again, why not? After all I was and still am spending quite a lot of free time on these titles each year. So here are some alternate soundtrack covers for the last four FIFA games – the only ones I have played on console. I’m well aware that the target audience of these soundtracks is probably using Spotify & Co. and therefore has no need for custom covers. But if you’re an old stager like me, still…

Lost Covers, Vol. 3

The unwanted brainchilds, the dispassionate requests, the okay’ish ones I guess and the late comers. Also the lone wolves that’d definitely deserve a single post but somehow didn’t end up in one. They all suffer the same fate: Being dumped into this consolation prize of a blog entry, without the chance of ever being the single featured image on the front page. For the third time now. I should rename this series into The Good, the Bad and the Tragically Misjudged. But Lost Covers rolls off the tongue more elegantly. Though not everything’s lost on these to be honest. This time I’ve included two covers, that rightfully deserve a gallery…

“Crysis 2” by Borislav Slavov, Tilman Sillescu, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe

There have been four official soundtracks for Crysis 2, and every single one looked basically the same. And also, horrible. I felt they were all too cool, too bold and in your face. But since I – to my own surprise – enjoyed the musical score quite good (something I couldn’t tell about the game though), I needed an adequate soundtrack cover. For my first custom I wanted something less sensationalistic and more subtle, but at the same time in the spirit of the game. I came up with this simple discbox slider design (#1), that would make a good promotional item. Maybe…