David Wise Composes Slithering Soundtrack for Snake Pass

Friday, February 10th, 2017

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Snake Pass | Twirl

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If you’re like me, you probably have fond memories of the days when Rare was still making games for Nintendo. Donkey Kong, Banjo Kazooie and more were given new life by the company, and their talented artists created vibrant worlds with great graphics and incredible sound design. On that topic, one of the names best recognized for that unique Rare sound is ex-Rare composer David Wise. You might be interested to hear that David is composing the soundtrack for a new IP called Snake Pass, slated to release this Spring for PC, PS4, XBox One and the all new Nintendo Switch. Below you can listen to some of the great tunes, and check out the full PR for full details about the upcoming game.


Songsmith Behind the Donkey Kong Country Series, Diddy Kong Racing and Star Fox Adventures Lays Down the Beats for Sumo Digital’s Slithering Platforming Puzzle Caper

February 10th, 2017 – Sheffield, United Kingdom – Independent developer Sumo Digital, the studio behind AAA blockbusters Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed, LittleBigPlanet 3 and the in-development Crackdown 3, today announced that veteran audio legend David Wise is composing the soundtrack for its’ upcoming slithery physics platformer, Snake Pass. Scheduled to launch later this Spring on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, Nintendo Switch™ and PC, Snake Pass is a retro-inspired collectathon platformer, where players slither, curl and climb their way through increasingly challenging worlds filled with intricate obstacles and fiendishly mind-bending challenges.

“Snake Pass is inspired by the classic Rare collectathon platformers of the N64 era, so getting David on board for the soundtrack was imperative to complete our vision”, said Seb Liese, Creator of Snake Pass. “His sunny, tropical compositions blend perfectly with the slithery gameplay. He’s truly a composer of rare talent indeed…”

Snake Pass | Slither

“Once I played the game and saw the captivating world Sumo created, it set my mind on fire. I immediately began composing melodies, then worked with the team to develop these and nail down the feel of the soundtrack,” said David Wise. “We’ve ended up with something that not only pays tribute to the game’s classic inspirations, but also brings something new to the table, just as the game’s mechanics do!”

Snake Pass | Puzzle

When a mysterious intruder threatens the tranquility of their home, it’s up to Noodle the Snake and Doodle the Hummingbird to embark on a daring journey to save the day. Controlling this dynamic duo, players must become one with the snake as they slither, curl and climb their way through 15 levels across 4 increasingly challenging themed worlds. Snake Pass is a unique take on the platforming genre that is intuitive and fun to learn, but will gradually test your snake charming skills to the limit!

Snake Pass | David

About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!




  • Mr0303

    I’ve had the chance to try the game at EGX Rezzed and it’s shaping up to be a really cool and unique experience. Looking forward to it.