Exclusive: Stream Three Tracks From NExT Studios’ New Co-op Adventure Game, Biped

The cover art for the soundtrack for NExT Studios' co-op adventure game, 'Biped,' which was composed by Thomas Parisch.
The main art for NExT Studios' co-op adventure game, 'Biped,' which was composed by Thomas Parisch.
Thomas Parisch, the composer of NExT Studios' co-op adventure fame, 'Biped.'

Tencent NExT Studios and META Publishing revealed this week that their upcoming co-op adventure game, ‘Biped’ will be released on Steam and GOG this Friday. The game will also be getting a release on PS4 and Nintendo Switch later this year.

‘Biped’ is a brain-twisting puzzle platformer designed to bond players in moment-to-moment collaboration. The official description reads: Players take Aku and Sila on a fun and bonding adventure, overcoming original challenges and saving Earth from going dark.

Ahead of the release, we are bringing you three exclusive tracks from the game’s composer Thomas Parisch. Some of Parisch’s other credits include Capcom’s ‘Resident Evil 6,’ NExT Studios’ ‘Iris Fall,’ ‘Honor of Kings,’ ‘Iron Knight,’ ‘Moonlight Blade’ and ‘The Legend of Xuan Yuan,’ all by Tencent. Unisonar will also be releasing the full ‘Biped’ score digitally on Friday.

About Tencent NExT Studios:
Tencent’s NExT Studios is a game developer with a focus on exploring new technologies, genres, and playstyles at all times. The studio is known for the detective game ‘Unheard’ and puzzle adventure ‘Iris.Fall.’

About Thomas Parisch:
A German native making his home in Los Angeles since 2008, Thomas’ work as a composer is a kaleidoscope of European tradition, world music, jazz and the modern scoring techniques of Hollywood, all which have paved the way for him in becoming a leading musical creative for the Chinese-based video game industry. His passion to synthesize new forms of musical expression combined with his love for storytelling made him the perfect fit to join Vivita Zheng as creative director and composer at Unisonar, a company specializing in music publishing and custom music producing. Unisonar’s main mission is bridging cultural boundaries through music.

Thomas’ award-winning credits are as diverse as they come with music for video games, film, television and concert halls. A passionate musical storyteller, his compositions with Unisonar quickly established his tenured role as a key composer for Tencent, the world’s biggest video game company by revenue. Other clients include NBC, Disney and TF1 (Europe’s most viewed TV network). He has also collaborated with artists such as Childish Gambino, and his concert work as been performed at festivals like the HEAR NOW Music Festival. Parisch received his education in Germany, Berklee College of Music, and USC.

Karen Benardello: As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.