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Antichamber: An Overnight Success added to GDC Vault

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-13 - comments
In "An Overnight Success, Seven Years in the Making," independent developer Alexander Bruce presents on the design of the psychological exploration game Antichamber. The lecture on the development of the first-person puzzler, featuring an original score by Siddhartha Barnhoorn, is now free to view on the GDC Vault site.
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Wave cloning accusations roil chiptune community

Source submitted by mrwasteland on 2014-04-01 - comments
Nubuwo.com is closely tracking an emerging controversy in the chiptune community after alert listeners have noticed startling similarities in the basic waveforms used by multiple artists. “It’s shocking,” one poster wrote. “It’s as if all of the music we've been enjoying for years just boils down to patterns of frequencies of waveforms.”
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Mega Ran Returns to Kichijoji, Tokyo on March 25

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-01 - comments
American nerdcore rapper Mega Ran will appear live at Pico Pico Cafe in Kichijoji, Tokyo on March 25 in an encore performance of the Mega Ran Japan Tour. Beginning at 2:00 pm, the show will include acts by Mega Ran, Asu Rock, Motohiro Kawashima, Kunio, Smallest and more. 1000 yen entrance fee includes multiple re-entry.
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It's Not Ero by Isaac Schankler single promotion

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-10-18 - comments
Those who backed our Kickstarter can join our promotion for game composer Isaac Schankler's digital single "It's Not Ero!" Name your favorite track from the Tokyo Gaming Showcase album bundle and why you like it on the Kickstarter comments for a chance to receive the instrumental single from the indie game Hate Plus.
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Tokyo Gaming Showcase project fully funded

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-10-09 - comments
The Tokyo Gaming Showcase album bundle project has met its goal on Kickstarter, funding talk events and chiptune shows in Japan, as well as a featurette documenting the tour. Pledges for backer rewards, including the ten-album bundle, can be placed online until Thursday, Oct 10 at 1:00pm Pacific.
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Tokyo Indie Underground video playlist

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-10-06 - comments
Videos from September's Tokyo Indie Underground independent developer talk event are in the process of being uploaded to YouTube with full-sized slides and enhanced audio quality over the Ustream archives. Participating speakers included Joseph White of Voxatron and Miguel Sternberg of They Bleed Pixels.
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TGS bundle's Game-Inspired pack includes Truthcannon

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-10-03 - comments
The Tokyo Gaming Showcase album bundle project on Kickstarter features a collection of game covers and chip music compositions. The Game-Inspired pack includes Truthcannon by A_Rival, the Mega Ran Japan Tour EP, Bagu and the Riverman by Dj Cutman and Spamtron, and new albums by Mutherpluckin' B and Koopa Soundworks.
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TGS bundle's Indie Score pack features Antichamber

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-10-02 - comments
The Tokyo Gaming Showcase album bundle project on Kickstarter features an Indie Score music collection, including music from various independently developed game titles. The bundle includes the soundtracks to Antichamber, Hiversaires, The Swapper, Invaders: Corruption, Rokko Chan and Year Walk.
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Tokyo Indie Dance Party streaming on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-09-22 - comments
The Tokyo Indie Dance Party is streaming on Ustream. Scheduled performers for the live music event include indie game creators Daniel Olsén of Year Walk, Motohiro Kawashima of Oh, Deer!, A_Rival of Street Fighter X Mega Man, Rekcahdam of Celestial Mechanica and Aliceffekt of Hiversaires.
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Tokyo Gaming Showcase album bundle launches

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-09-21 - comments
Our fourth album bundle project, the Tokyo Gaming Showcase, has launched on Kickstarter. Featuring music by A_Rival, Aliceffekt, Daniel Olsén, Mega Ran, Carlo Castellano, Siddhartha Barnhoorn and other artists, proceeds will benefit the musicians and fund a series of streaming indie game and music events in Japan.
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Tokyo Game Show 2013 flickr photo set

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-09-18 - comments
Our photos from the 2013 Tokyo Game Show, currently taking place at the Makuhari Messe, will be uploaded online throughout the weekend. The four-day conference began with the Tokyo Indie Underground talk event at 8bit Cafe in Shinjuku and will be followed by a music showcase by independent game creators at Sabaco in Waseda.
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Mega Ran Japan Tour flickr photo set

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-06-20 - comments
Our photos from the opening night of the Mega Ran Japan Tour are now available to view online, via flickr. The Daikanyama M show kicking off the ten-day Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto tour featured game composers, designers and cover artists Mega Ran, DJ DN3, Aliceffekt, Hige Driver and Professor Sakamoto.
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Mega Ran Japan Tour set for June 19 ~ 29

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-06-10 - comments
Game-inspired hip-hop artist Mega Ran will be performing live in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka on June 19 through 29 with DJ DN3. Other participating musicians include Street Fighter IV composer Hideyuki Fukasawa, Ape Escape series composer Soichi Terada (Omodaka) and Streets of Rage 3 composer Motohiro Kawashima.
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My Famicase Exhibition 2013 photos on flickr

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-05-10 - comments
Kichijouji's METEOR game culture shop has opened this year's exhibition of fictitious 8-bit Famicom cartridges. The 2013 My Famicase Exhibition entries include Star Cats: Catnip Hunters, Family Bombputer, GAN! GAN! Junk Land Dash, and Elsewhere: Labyrinth of Cemetery. Photos from the exhibition can be viewed on flickr.
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1H1D!!! Vol. 29 Kyoto chiptune show live on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-04-13 - comments
All-night chiptune party 1H1D!!! Vol.29 has begun at Cafe la Siesta in Kyoto, Japan, streaming live on Ustream. Chip musicians scheduled to perform at the event include guests KUNIO, 200Gavas and Duran will join crew members DJ Master Kohta, KAZ a.k.a.HIGE, NNNNNNNNNN, Fish Oil and TORIENA.