Aspyr Media Inc. has announced that the soundtrack its upcoming action game Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse will hit store shelves Tuesday, October 18, 2005. Stubbs the Zombie is Aspyr’s first original game; the game is presently in development at Wideload Studios, a Chicago-based game developer created by Bungie founder Alexander Seropian.
Stubbs the Zombie is an action game that puts players in the role of the title character, a reanimated corpse who suddenly finds himself in the mythical city of Punchbowl, Pennsylvania, circa 1959. It’s currently in development for Mac OS X, Windows and Xbox.
Keeping with the era, Aspyr has commissioned modern alt-rock artists like the Flaming Lips, Cake, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dandy Warhols and many others, covering songs that were made famous in the day — The Raveonettes, for example, cover “My Boyfriend’s Back,” while Cake covers “Strangers in the Night.” Of the 13 songs on the soundtrack, 12 are covers — Phantom Planet’s “The Living Dead” was written specifically for the game.
The Stubbs the Zombie soundtrack includes:
Ben Kweller – “Lollipop”
The Raveonettes – “My Boyfriend’s Back”
Death Cab for Cutie – “Earth Angel”
Rose Hill Drive – “Shakin’ All Over”
Cake – “Strangers In The Night”
The Walkmen – “There Goes My Baby”
Rogue Wave – “Everyday”
The Dandy Warhols – “All I Have To Do Is Dream”
Oranger – “Mr. Sandman”
The Flaming Lips – “If I Only Had A Brain”
Clem Snide – “Tears On My Pillow”
Milton Mapes – “Lonesome Town”
Phantom Planet – “The Living Dead”
The songs will appear exclusively on the soundtrack and in the game; you won’t find them in other compilations or albums. Aspyr said that Stubbs the Zombie “is the first [game] to present a complete album of original recordings as opposed to the licensed music most games employ today.”