A downloadable music pack

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This music pack contains six horror BGMs you can use free and royalty-free in both non-commercial and commercial projects, released under a Creative Commons International 4.0 Attribution License:

  • As the Light Fades
  • Eyes Piercing Shadow
  • Fog (Ko-fi member exclusive, access on Discord)
  • Monster
  • Smallheart
  • Toybox

See the included README file for more information.

Read the important license information below before using the music.

These songs are free to use in free and commercial projects. Any donation toward the download supports my future music work, and I greatly appreciate it.

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You must include the following credit in any work using this music.

Contains music ©2023 Retro Indie Josh (https://retroindiejosh.itch.io) Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

(You can tuck this away in a README or fine print somewhere, but I would prefer more obvious credit so people know it's my work. Thanks!)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorRetro Indie Josh
TagsAudio, bgm, Creepy, electronic, free, Halloween, Horror, Music, music-box, scary


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

FREE Music Pack 6: Horror (ogg) [Recommended] 14 MB
FREE Music Pack 6: Horror (wav) [Max Quality] 95 MB
FREE Music Pack 6: Horror (mp3) 14 MB


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Hi, I really loved your music! Thank you!  I used "As the Light Fades" in my horror game. https://rinsdoll.itch.io/haunted-corn-maze

I can use and I can sell my game on EpicStore or itch.io or steam or any site use your ambients? Of course I give you credit. I promise you

please forgive me. I am really so sorry... Its Your Original Work (Please don't think bad Idea I am afraid for copyrights)?

It’s a bit weird that you’re posting this exact text all over the place, but yes. As explained on the asset page, you can use the music in commercial projects as long as you include the text required by the license. If you do, please let me know so I can try the game. Thanks!

Thank you so much! I wish you GOOD LUCK!

You awesome person

Of course 

I promise you I give you credit and supported you 

Hello! Thank you for this pack, I'm using nearly all of them in my upcoming demo: https://junkakeru.itch.io/yet-another-killing-game-demo 
I'll have that two line credit in a README and in the end credits of my game, and also be crediting you as "Joshua McLean" in my About page :)

Hi Jun! Thanks for using the music and crediting it. I’ll be sure to check out the demo when it’s released!

Hi Josh, thank you again for the music! The game demo is live now! I recorded a short preview and tagged you on Twitter, if you just want to see a sample! :D


Hello! Thank you for sharing this beautiful music. I used the "Smallheart" and "Toybox" tracks in my VN, but the game is written in Ukrainian, game's name translated like "In a stained glass window".


Hey! Thanks for using my music. Glad you liked it and it worked for your game!


Heya I just gotta say this is amazing! I have a small team of teenage game makers and we plan to make a horror rpg game called Amber Mansion. We are very excited to develo this game and since you seem to have experience with the horror genre, got any advice? (The game has ghost children which would go perfectly with the "toybox" track)

Hiya! Thanks for the kind words. And thanks for using my music!

Wow, that sounds pretty good! I'm on a tight budget to try making my first game (i.e. my wallet) so I would most like go for free tracks... I was wondering If I can "cut out" a chunk of a track to have it more like a loop? Like not playing the full track... Please let me know.

Hey, thanks for asking! And I’m glad you like the music.

Yes, you are free to adapt the music as long as you follow the terms of the license (include credit for the original music). This is covered under “adapt” in the license here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Thank you for your quick reply! I'll drop a message/link if I finish making the game (a simple VN) Most likely 1st quarter 2022...