As well as imaginative worlds and fantastic technology, a great space or sci-fi game soundtrack can contribute massively to the awe-inspiring imagery and gamer experience of these other worlds.
Space Music versus Sci-Fi Music
What is the difference between space music and sci-fi music? Space music and sci-fi music often get used interchangeably, which is understandable, as often game developers are looking for ambient music that creates the feeling of outer space, space travel and other worlds in their projects.
However, it is worth noting that in the world of musical genres, space music can also refer to music that creates a calm environment (i.e creates a calm space), or a feeling of space for meditation practices.
In the context of this article, I am using the term “space music” to refer to the sci-fi genre music or music needed to create an “outer space” vibe. Just so that there is no confusion if you landed here looking for meditation music 🙂
Download Free Space Music for Games
Below you will find free space music for video game development, that helps build space ambience and sci-fi atmospheres in your game creations.
Finding space music or sci-fi music for video game development, particularly original musical material can be a challenge so I made a big effort with this collection to create unique themed music for video game developers.
I use a combination of electronic musical instruments as well as a combination of sound effects and sound generators to give a futurist vibe.
How much does this music cost to use in a game as background music?
This space music is free to use in your video game development projects.
I am always so happy when my music finds a home in someone’s video game soundtrack! If you would like to contribute to future releases and help me produce more of this type of space music, feel free to buy me a coffee – but no pressure, I am delighted my music finds a home.
Please just remember to add a music credit to me in the following format:
Music: https://louisebyrnemusic.com/ or “Song Title” from LouiseByrneMusic.com
What format are the music download files?
When you download this music for free through my website you will be sent the following files:
- MP3 Audio Download
- Wav Audio Download
- PDF Licence Download
If you are using the music as background music in your video game, I suggest you use the WAV file if possible. To understand why I recommend the WAV format, check out my article on the best music file type for video game development.
Can I use this free music in professional video game development?
My licence covers the use of this music in both personal video game development or professional/commercial video game development, so it does not matter if you are a beginner game developer or a pro game production house, this music licence will cover your needs.
Where can I download sound effects for space games?
Personally, I don’t produce sound effects as there are so many great resources online already.
From my research of digging through sound effect music libraries online, I recommend Sound Effect Pack if you are looking for a comprehensive database of royalty-free sound effects that are cleared for use in video games.
I find the quality of this sound effect library very good, with authentic-sounding recordings and a good variety of sounds. they also provide file in WAV format which is really important if you are looping sound effects in game development.