July 27, 2014
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Goto80 on the hidden secrets of Files in Space

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-15 - comments
Over the past decade the performances of chip musician Goto80 (Anders Carlsson) have spanned such memorable highlights as appearing on children's television in Sweden while covered in salad to singing a deranged cowboy song on stage at Blip Festival Tokyo. In this interview, the musician reveals the secrets hidden within his new album Files in Space, published through the label Data Airlines.
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Chipocrite on the chip music score to EarthNight

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-22 - comments
Chipocrite (Paul Weinstein) is a chiptune artist from Philadelphia who makes music using original Nintendo Game Boys, sometimes accompanied by guitars and other synths. In this E3 interview, he discusses his EP previewing the music score to EarthNight, Cleaversoft's runner for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
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Los Ongaku debut interview with Francisco Cerda

Source submitted by Brian Cubría on 2014-06-12 - comments

Francisco Cerda, Chilean pianist and composer, writes music for independently developed game titles. In this debut Los Ongaku interview conducted by Brian Cubría, the musician discusses the Afro-Cuban jazz, electronica and orchestral compositional styles found in his contributions to Gunpoint, Jamestown and Save the Date.

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David Wise on composing music for Tengami

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-06-11 - comments

Having debuted on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Tengami by Nyamyam Games is now scheduled for release on Steam and Wii U. We had the chance to speak with composer David Wise to hear about the creation of the independent game's soundtrack, which incorporates the use of traditional Japanese instrumentation.

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Composer Jonathan Geer talks Heart Forth, Alicia

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-12 - comments
Action adventure game Heart Forth, Alicia is being developed by Mexico-based filmmaker Alonso Martin and musician Jonathan Geer of Austin, Texas. In this interview we hear from the composer on the game's successful Kickstarter campaign and the recently announced involvement of Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae.
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Brothers and Payday 2 free on PlayStation Plus

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-05 - comments
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Payday 2 by Swedish developer Overkill Software are currently free to download as part of the PlayStation 3 instant games collection for PlayStation Plus members in America, Oceania and Europe. Both soundtracks compiled and published by Starbreeze Studios are streaming in full on Bandcamp.
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HAWKEN soundtrack by Paper Sound streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-25 - comments
The HAWKEN soundtrack, composed by Los Angeles-based musicians Ali Bavarian and Shadi Muklashy of Paper Sound, is now streaming in full on Bandcamp. The free to play multiplayer first person shooter by Adhesive Games depicts a battlefield of mechanized war machines on the dystopian scrapheaps of the planet Illal.
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Sega Q&A: The Sound of Yakuza Studio

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-07-16 - comments
Following the release of Yakuza 4 in Japan, Sega formed its own internal studio to handle further development on the franchise and to branch out into new character-driven titles. In this Q&A, Binary Domain co-composers Hidenori Shoji and Mitsuharu Fukuyama discuss sound design and music composition at Yakuza Studio.
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Austin Wintory Q&A: Gentleman's Private Collection

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-05-08 - comments
Journey composer Austin Wintory discusses the score to IGF-winning heist game Monaco and the remix album The Gentleman's Private Collection in a recent interview on IndieGames.com. His underscore for the short film The Forge and contribution to the game-inspired album World 1-2 are available to stream in full on Bandcamp.
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Game Audio Network Guild Summit streaming live

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-02-15 - comments
The 2013 Game Audio Network Guild Winter Summit is currently streaming live from Dolby Labs in Burbank, featuring game audio lectures presented by Quantum of Solace audio lead Chuck Russom and Journey composer Austin Wintory. The presentations are available to view online, broadcast via TwitchTV.
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Consumers FAMI-MODE 2013 DJ set on SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-01-30 - comments
BAB and Ishii of the chip music group Consumers have uploaded their half-hour videogame music DJ set from the weekend's FAMI-MODE 2013 festival. Recorded live at Star Pine's Cafe in Kichijouji, the music track blends in assorted hoots and hollers from the audience surrounding the turntable.
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A_Rival on Street Fighter X Mega Man mashups

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-12-21 - comments
Street Fighter X Mega Man, commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Mega Man series, pits the Blue Bomber against eight combatants from the fighting game franchise. 1UP.com spoke with composer A_Rival on his mashups of familiar Capcom themes for the game soundtrack, created using FamiTracker software.
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Skype Conference 2012: Disasterpeace

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-12-18 - comments
Rich Vreeland (Disasterpeace) is joining Skype Conference 2012 as a special guest. Backers of the Winter Bundle's Skype chat on Kickstarter are invited to participate and receive an archived recording of the talk. (Four additional guest musicians will also be taking part in the remaining sessions.)
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Akira Yamaoka: Sine Mora and overseas collaborations

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-11-19 - comments
Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality are readying Xbox Live Arcade sidescrolling shooter Sine Mora for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita consoles this week. In an interview with 1UP.com's Chiptuned Blog, composer Akira Yamaoka discusses working with the Hungarian developer and his travels overseas.
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Eiko Ishiwata talks Final Fantasy-inspired game scores

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-09-23 - comments
Vancouver-based composer Eiko Ishiwata wrote the original score for Hogworld: Gnart's Adventure, an iOS storybook nominated for Best Children's Game at the 2012 Nordic Game Awards. She spoke with 1UP.com's Chiptuned Blog on how arranging music from the Final Fantasy series informed her work as a composer.