First off, sorry I wasn’t sure if this should go in video games or music section, sorry if I picked poorly.
Anyway, I like to play this game with myself sometimes and try to pick what kind of games I would like my favorite bands to write a sound track for. The No Man’s Sky soundtrack inspired me to start doing this, even though 65daysofstatic aren’t one my favorite bands, they made an incredible OST.
It can be an already established IP, a genre, or any category you like.
So I’ll start with a couple of my favorite musicians/bands:
Murder by Death: I would love it if they were able to score an action RPG that is kind of a dark western with maybe cosmic horror undertones.
Imogen Heap: I would actually like it if she did something like No Man’s Sky. She writes lovely atmospheric music that would fit with space exploration. She also loves technology, so it would be a cool challenge for her to do something like this.
Conor Oberst: I’ve already heard a Bright Eyes song in Life is Strange, so it would make sense for him to do a soundtrack for a game similar to that.
Ben Folds: A versatile musician that could probably write for anything, but I would like to see him make a jazzy OST for maybe a light hearted 3D platformer with lots of humor.
Coheed and Cambria: An action packed space opera, maybe something similar to Mass Effect in style. They could even base it off the world their music is about.
That’s what I have for now, I’ll add some more later when I think of some. I’d love to hear other people’s ideas!