Starhawk: How to Create an Epic Soundtrack

When Lightbox Interactive’s President Dylan Jobe came to us to discuss the musical score for Starhawk, he had one of the best quotes I’ve ever heard from a game director: “The music should not simulate combat; it should remind you what you’re fighting for.”

It is rare for so many things to come together on a project, but Starhawk has proven to be a perfect storm for creating a truly inspirational score. With a great story, a visionary developer, a brilliant composer, The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra, and a fantastic collection of soloists, we knew that this score would be something really special.

Chris Lennertz’s score is bursting with character and memorable themes. Lyrical melodies soar through the orchestra, juxtaposed against feral percussion, gritty guitars, ethnic vocals and an eclectic mix of exotic wind instruments, each contributing to a score that is as memorable as it is unique.

At its core, the story is a classic western tale of two brothers torn apart by a tragic event. Chris composed a theme for the brothers, which you can listen to right here.

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Utterly beautiful! I very much enjoyed the Warhawk soundtrack and have had the beta tune as my ring tone since it was used on the website with my partner using the darker brothers theme. Well done everyone, we really can’t wait in this household.


Wow, for a composer he can’t half pitch a game. Sounds good tho and I am looking forward to starhawk.

The_RetroBoy 28 April, 2012 @ 12:34

Looks so EPIC. I cant wait to get my hands on this game.

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