SoundRadar Episode 5 - To the Moon with Kan Gao and Laura Shigihara

This week's SoundRadar focuses on To the Moon, a charming indie game with a fantastic story and beautiful soundtrack that was just nominated for an IGF award. If you haven't checked out the review yet, you can read it here. The game is available to download on the site, Freebird Games, and Kan has promised that there will be more episodes coming soon. 

The Host and Guests

The Content

In the first half of the podcast Kan Gao and Laura Shigihara talk about how they got into composing music for games and what it was like working on the soundtrack for To the Moon. In the second half, we venture into spoiler territory by discussing a few key plot points so if you've played it, listen to it! If not, we encourage you to play it first.

Note: This podcast was recorded before the holidays so the sheet music to River's Theme is already available here.


What is Laura Shigihara's favorite game of all time? 

Reply with your answers in the comment section below or email for a chance to win a download code for To the Moon's soundtrack, which can be purchased here.

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Post date: January 10, 2012
SoundRadar length: 00:44:07
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  • BladedFalcon - January 28, 2012 10:07 a.m.

    Okay... Kinda late, but i just wanted to say that I have now played and finished to the Moon, and it was an absolutely awesome game. I'm really thankful to Sophia because really, she's the main reason i even knew this game existed. And it's truly an experience you HAVE to take part of, because missing out on it would really be a shame. And *laughs* really thankful that this episode was made! ^^ Because it's really fun to be able to hear more about what the creators thought about this game, how it was created and why. So yes, a very belated response here, but I still think it was worth mentioning ^^
  • anchgu7 - January 15, 2012 2:25 p.m.

    Excellent episode of SoundRadar. And Laura Shigihara's favorite game of all time is Chrono Trigger.
  • cardrey - January 10, 2012 7:47 p.m.

    Her favorite game is chrono trigger :) Wonderful game, my game of the year for 2011, even topping Deus Ex and Portal 2!
  • ShowMeYourKitties - January 10, 2012 6:42 p.m.

    This game (ok, more like an interactive story) is absolutely amazing. I somehow managed to not cry during this episode, guess i'll have to play the game again...
  • cL7oud hero - January 10, 2012 4:46 p.m.

    Sweet podcast, sweet host, sweet guests, sweet game
  • BladedFalcon - January 10, 2012 4:40 p.m.

    Yay soundradar! And this is bound to be a great episode, but I'm gonna have to shelve till I play "To the moon" first XD I already bought it though, thanks to Sophia's continuous recommendation, and because I really love me a good story in a videogame. So I'll be looking forward to both playing it and listening to this once I at least beat skyrim >>; (Might not be TOO long now, hopefully, only have the daedric and civil war quests left to go.)

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