Daedelus scores Nidhogg by Messhof

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-17 - comments
Music producer Daedelus (Alfred Darlington) has scored the soundtrack to Nidhogg by LA-based indie game designer Messhof (Mark Essen). "Forest" from the score to the sprite-based fencing game is streaming on SoundCloud, while the full soundtrack comes packaged with the Steam release as individual ogg files.

Dancing on the Earth EP by TORIENA

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-16 - comments
Yokohama-based electronic music label Trekkie Trax has published the EP "I'm Dancing on the Earth" by Game Boy musician TORIENA. Free to stream in full on SoundCloud and download for "name your price" through Bandcamp, the album includes two original chiptune tracks and two remixes by label founder Carpainter.

Bit Summit MMXIV slated for March 7~9

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-15 - comments
Bit Summit MMXIV, the second annual Kyoto indie game developer conference organized by PixelJunk series studio Q-Games, has been scheduled for March 7 through 9, 2014. Expanding upon the scope of the previous year's outing to include three days' worth of presentations by guest speakers and musical performers.

Pocky & Rocky, Ninja Warriors scores return

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-12 - comments
Tokyo-based classic game record label Clarice Disk has announced "Rom Cassette Disc in NATSUME vol3 Powered by TAITO," planned for publication on February 26 in Japan. The two-disc soundtrack album includes the scores to the Super Nintendo action games Pocky & Rocky, Pocky & Rocky 2 and Ninja Warriors.

Famicom Mad NES 3 streaming on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-10 - comments
The third installment of the annual Famicom Mad NES chip music party is streaming live on Ustream via Club Tsukiyume in Kawasaki, Japan. Beginning at 10:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, the broadcast features live performances of original NES-inspired music by Kunio, Xinon, Saitone, Tanikugu, Hally and Robokabuto.

Eirik Suhrke shares third game compilation

Source submitted by Strotch on 2014-01-09 - comments
Eirik Suhrke, composer of the score to Spelunky, has released his third in a series of compilations featuring music written for games and other commissioned work. Posted to the Phlogiston Bandcamp page for "name your price," the latest album features music from Boogie Tennis and the weekly Spelunkycast by Mossmouth.

Weeklybeats 2014 project launches

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-08 - comments
Song-a-week music project Weeklybeats 2014 has launched, with first and second week entries submitted by Blip Festival and Square Sounds series featured performers little-scale, Trash80, Starpause, Lazerbeat, Derris-Kharlan and Matt Nida. Weeklybeats tracks are free to stream online and download as mp3 files.

2014 IGF Excellence in Audio finalists announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-08 - comments
The 2014 Game Developers Conference has announced finalists for the Independent Games Festival Awards' Excellence in Audio category. The nominated games are Crypt of the NecroDancer, Device 6, Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!", Samorost3, The Stanley Parable and The Yawhg.

Goto80's Cyber Tsar packaged in floppy disc

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-07 - comments
Trailblazing Swedish chip music artist Goto80 (Anders Carlsson) has released his latest album Cyber Tsar on a 61-minute CD, packaged inside a five inch floppy disc, designed by sprite artist Raquel Meyers. The release features rare tracks and new pieces, with "Dialekto" streaming in full on SoundCloud.

Nanosounds condense Nanosweep contributions

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-06 - comments
Nanosounds Mix 01 by Ridge Racer series composer Hiroshi Okubo combines ten tracks from Sweeprecord's Nanosweep music series into a single 45-minute dance track. Stream the entire mix on SoundCloud for a look back at the independent Japanese publisher's releases of electronic music compositions by game composers.

Austin Wintory hosts Banner Saga AMA

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-01-03 - comments
Stoic Games and composer Austin Wintory will be hosting an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit on the subject of The Banner Saga, scheduled for January 10. The AMA anticipates the January 14 release of the Viking-themed tactical role-playing game's single player campaign, crowdfunded through Kickstarter.

Madmilky Records shares Chip Brain Girl

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-29 - comments
Chip Brain Girl is the third EP release by Kyoto-based Game Boy netlabel Madmilky Records, co-founded by NNNNNNNNNN. The album features an original vocal track composed by TORIENA, a chip-only instrumental version of the track and remix by 3dNOW of Kusemono Records, available for free download in mp3 format.

Life’s A Bit Shifter full-length remastered

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-27 - comments
Blip Festival co-curator and 8bitpeoples netlabel co-administrator Bit Shifter (Joshua Davis) has released a remastered edition of his debut full-length album, streaming on Bandcamp and available as an expanded edition cassette by Hornbuckle Records. Originating in 2003, the album unlocks and explores the Game Boy soundset.

Samurai Gunn EP streaming on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-26 - comments
The ten-track soundtrack EP for Samurai Gunn, designed by indie developer TeknoPants for release on PC and Mac, is now available to stream in full on Bandcamp. Back in 2012 composer Doseone performed live at the IGF's Wild Rumpus Venus Patrol party in San Francisco, together with David Kanaga of DYAD.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD score samples online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-25 - comments
Square Enix has posted music samples from the Collector's Edition of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster to the Japanese language soundtrack website. The PlayStation 2 role-playing game score has been arranged by Masashi Hamauzu, Junya Nakano and other artists for the PlayStation 3 and Vita enhanced port.