Prior to Before’s concept being locked down, it started out as a music game. That idea was scrapped but it retains a strong musical identity. Composer Jenny Minton has worked with Lowe since the project’s early days, before any of Before’s systems were in place. Now she’s working with the team to design the audio elements that will constitute your tribe’s ritualistic and ceremonial behaviour, drawing on the polyphonic singing of African pygmy tribes as well as Mongolian throat singing. Coupled with expressive dancing, these moments will punctuate the game’s sometimes placid stretches with outbursts of emotion, giving the player more insight into the tribe’s wellbeing.