Rustblood – HIVESWAP Act 1

About game/music

This is “Rustblood” from point-and-click adventure game “HIVESWAP Act 1”(2017), developed and published by What Pumpkin Games.
This is composed by James Roach and Toby Fox(Twitter).

This is a point-and-click game based on the world of a webcomic Homestuck.
Joey, a human, is accidentally transported to another planet, where she meets Xefros, a troll, and together overcome dangers.
The game was funded through Kickstarter and will be released in four episodes.
Currently, ACT 2(2020) has been released.

This music plays in the Xefros’s house (hive).

Analyzing

bar 16

  • IV or IV7 in minor key (other TABs include this chord progression)
    • 6th of the minor scale is raised a semitone. This means it’s temporarily in Dorian mode.
    • It would be like drying out a damp darkness.
    • examples;
      • Lost PaintingsCastlevania Symphony of the Night
      • LancerDELTARUNE Chapter 1
      • Battlefield – Death’s CrossroadEtrian Odyssey NEXUS
      • Tumult – Twilight of All LifeEtrian Odyssey NEXUS
      • Tearing Through Heaven (Rain) – Fire Emblem: Three Houses
      • Dragon ValleyFreedom Planet 2
      • RustbloodHIVESWAP: Act 1
      • Fatal Blooms in Moonlight – Kirby: Triple Deluxe
      • Combat Evaluation Program – Kirby: Planet Robobot
      • Angela Boss– Library Of Ruina
      • Theme1Limbus Company
      • Gravity Beetbood stage – Mega Man X3
      • Boss Battle – Miitopia
      • Sootopolis City – Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire
      • Sonia’s Theme – Pokémon Sword/Shield
      • Aquarium Park Act 1SONIC COLORS
      • Bowser’s Lava Lake Keep – Super Mario 3D World
      • Tomboyish Girl in Love – 東方紅魔郷 ~ the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.
      • Shanghai Scarlet Teahouse ~ Chinese Tea – 東方紅魔郷 ~ the Embodiment of Scarlet Devil.
      • Diao Ye Zong (withered leaf) – 東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom.
      • Phantom Ensemble – 東方妖々夢 ~ Perfect Cherry Blossom.
      • Mysterious Mountain – 東方風神録 ~ Mountain of Faith.
      • Solar Sect of Mystic Wisdom ~ Nuclear Fusion – 東方地霊殿 ~ Subterranean Animism.
      • Faraway Voyage of 380,000 Kilometers – 東方紺珠伝 ~ Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom.