Tabletop Tunes, the mobile application that is transforming the traditional tabletop gaming experience by providing players with beautifully-composed audio tracks to accompany their gaming experience, today announced its launch. Available for iOS and being developed for Android, the first-of-its kind adaptive music app is designed to enhance the board game renaissance the world has witnessed throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The app was created by the well-known film and game composer Anthony Sabatino to help immerse gamers deeper into the world of whatever tabletop game they are playing. Tabletop Tunes features four categories and three subcategories to take gamers through magical forests, quaint villages, glorious kingdoms, the darkest of dungeons – and ultimately a dragon-slaying battlefield. Users looking for an even more lifelike experience can easily adjust the app’s intensity to match their mood and the vehemence of their particular game. For example, increasing the battle music intensity with the slider may bring in more horns or strings, while decreasing it will minimize the overall musical arrangement. The end result is a captivating new level of enchantment for gamers of all ages and experience levels. The app was built by musician and programmer Jacob Johnson and designed by artist and software developer Christie Xu.
“With so many people still spending most of their time at home, I wanted to give both new and longtime tabletop gamers a much-deserved, long overdue soundtrack of their own,” said Tabletop Tunes founder Anthony Sabatino, a Los Angeles-based film composer, conductor and music producer. He has worked on nearly 100 gaming, film and television projects. “Much like accompanying music enhances the power of a great TV show or movie, Tabletop Tunes can turn any Saturday night board game into an exciting and more meaningful adventure.”
Gamers who use the app can control which tune they prefer to personalize in each gaming experience. To use the app, gamers first choose a category: Explore, Town, Battle, or Miscellaneous. Next, it’s time to pick a subcategory, including Explore, Fantasy Forest, Cavernous Cave, or Dark Dungeon. From there, users can select a track, and ultimately pick from three Battle levels: Mild, Tense or Epic. An Intensity Slider allows gamers to adjust how bombastic they want their personalized game soundtrack to be, as the game continues and culminates with music that rings either victory or defeat. The Boss Battle track cannot be adjusted, however, as it is the most intense level and designed for fantasy dragon-slayers.
Tabletop Tunes is free to download. Premium music packs are available for $3.99 per pack, or $9.99 for all three products.