One of my favorite parts of the Cosmic Encounter Online experience has always been the unique sounds created by composer Mark Sutton-Smith. In addition to all of the alien noises and in-game sound effects, Sutton-Smith also created the longer passages that are heard when a player joins the lobby. I knew that these were often switched around by the CEO design team, but, until recently, I did not know that those passages were, in fact, meant to form a larger musical story.
Well, now I know ... and so will you when you visit this page and see that Sutton-Smith has made his Cosmic Encounter score available for download in MP3 format.
Too cool. I especially like the chapter titles ... "Contact" ... "Negotiations." Too cool — did I mention that already?