Vinyl Track List
- Kogato (feat. Penelopa Willmann-Szynalik)
- Movement (feat. Airis Quartet)
- The Cold
- Throne Run
- Burned Forest (feat. Penelopa Willmann-Szynalik)
- Farewell (feat. Mary Elizabeth McGlynn)
- Movement (strings only)
About the Soundtrack (by the composer – Arkadiusz Reikowski)
Kholat was always about the cold, windy mountains, where some really dangerous presence lurks and tries to hunt us down. I thought that recording some higher strings parts and then additionally slowing them down a bit would work quite well and would add another layer to the icy atmosphere.
On the other hand, we are investigating a really tragic story of missing students, and finding their notes and journals. It was a good time to put some more emotions into the soundtrack. Especially at the beginning, when we arrive at the train station and the village is deserted, but there is some kind of sadness hanging in the air. The humming voice with the piano makes us more emotionally invested in the story.
About the Game
Narrated by one of the most popular British actors, Sean Bean and powered by Unreal Engine 4, Kholat is an exploration adventure game with elements of horror, inspired by a true event known as the Dyatlov Pass incident – a mysterious death of nine Russian hikers, which led to countless, unconfirmed hypotheses. The player will plunge directly into the boundless scenery of the inhospitable Ural Mountains with the task to find out what really happened. In the course of events, you may come across more speculations than expected…
The game has won Game Connection Europe 2015 awards for Best Story/Storytelling; and Best Desktop/Downloadable game. Dyatlov Pass incident was a real story that happened in winter of 1959. Nine hikers went for a trip to the northern part of Ural Mountains, which ended fatally. Bodies of expedition’s crew were found scattered on slope of Kholat Syakhl.
Russian investigators closed the case stating that “a compelling unknown force” had caused the deaths.