July 24, 2014
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Manami Matsumae joins Heart Forth, Alicia dev team

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-26 - comments
Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae has joined Owlboy's Jonathan Geer in writing original music for action RPG Heart Forth, Alicia, developed by Mexican filmmaker Alonso Martin. Matsumae plans on drawing from her experience on scoring Dragon Quest Swords in her contributions to the 2D indie game.
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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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Jacob Lincke scores Cloudbuilt's rocket-powered parkour

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-24 - comments

Swedish musician Jacob Lincke has scored the soundtrack to Cloudbuilt, a rocket-powered parkour shooter currently available through Steam. Hybridizing electronic and orchestral music, the independently developed PC title also throws in numerous moments of audio homage to the classic era of 8-bit game consoles.

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Name your price for Mercenary Kings' music score

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-22 - comments
Patrice Bourgeault's 21-track soundtrack to Mercenary Kings by Tribune Games is now available for "name your price" through Bandcamp. Independently funded through Kickstarter and featuring pixel art design by Paul Robertson, the 2D sidescrolling run and gun for PC, Mac and PS4 is currently planned for release on the PS Vita.
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George & Jonathan III PxTone album debuts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-21 - comments
Chip music duo George & Jonathan have released their full-length album George and Jonathan III for "name your price," debuting alongside an impressive interactive visualizer. George Michael Brower and Jonathan Baken utilize Cave Story creator Pixel's free PxTone Collage software in the creation of their original albums.
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#OSThursday soundtrack giveaway series launches

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-21 - comments

#OSThursday is a new series of surprise giveaways run through our twitter feed, intended to promote independently funded music releases. Keep an eye out for posts every Thursday (and occasionally Tuesday) for a chance to win soundtrack albums from a diverse array of innovative game-inspired artists.

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Titanfall music excerpts streaming on Qobuz

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-20 - comments
Samples of each music track from composer Stephen Barton's score for the Microsoft exclusive first-person shooter Titanfall are now streaming on the Qobuz digital music distribution website. EA Recordings' soundtrack to the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC title features performances by the London Session Orchestra.
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Yoshitaka Amano art dancing mad in Shibuya

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-19 - comments
Yoshitaka Amano's Final Fantasy VI concept art was joined by Akira Oguro's illustrations for Final Fantasy IV: The After Years in a recent advertising campaign taking place at Shibuya Station, Tokyo. See a dozen of our photos from the camaign for the Square Enix smartphone applications for iOS and Android devices.
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Octodad: Dadliest Catch soundtrack album released

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-18 - comments
A disastrous trip to the local aquarium precipitates the mounting distrust of Octodad's family members in Octodad: Dadliest Catch. Seth Parker's music score is available today through Bandcamp and can be streamed in full online, including remixes by Kozilek (Luftrausers) and Whitaker Trebella (Cardinal Quest).
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FRACT OSC soundtrack album streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-17 - comments
The soundtrack to Montreal indie developer Phosfiend Systems' FRACT OSC is now available to stream in full through SoundCloud, in anticipation of the music exploration game's April 22 release on PC and Mac. Composed by Mogi Grumbles of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the 17-track album is planned for release next week through Bandcamp.
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Tengami soundtrack by David Wise on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-16 - comments
Indie developer Nyamyam Games, based in the United Kingdom, has published the soundtrack to pop-up book adventure game Tengami through Bandcamp. The 13-track album by Donkey Kong Country series composer David Wise incorporates traditional Japanese instruments to complement the game's visuals.
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Austin Wintory announces Journey piano album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-15 - comments
Composer Austin Wintory has taken to twitter to announce a piano album highlighting themes from the Journey music score. Completed and awaiting release, Transfiguration includes arrangements of music tracks from the ThatGameCompany PlayStation 3 title, performed by Robert Thies and arranged by Laura Intravia.
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BAFTA Question Time takes on story and narrative

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-14 - comments
BAFTA's most recent installment of the Question Time series of roundtable discussions took on story and narrative for games. Archvied on YouTube, panelists include Georg Backer of BAFTA, Tomb Raider lead writer Rhianna Pratchett, The Stanley Parable designer William Pugh and Tengami co-creator Jennifer Schneidereit.
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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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OverClocked ReMix posts TMNT: Shell Shocked album

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-08 - comments
OverClocked ReMix has beaten Michael Bay to the punch and posted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot of the musical variety. The Shell Shocked compilation brings together TMNT arrangements by Mutherpluckin' B, Viking Guitar and numerous other artists, revisiting themes from the 16-bit era of the Konami action game series.