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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Nao Tokisawa remixes Street Fighter X All Capcom

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-25 - comments
Capcom's sound team website has posted seven music tracks arranged by Nao Tokisawa from the crossover mobile application Street Fighter X All Capcom. Available to download individually in mp3 format, the electronic music arrangements revisit themes from Mega Man 2 and Street Fighter II.
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Simon Viklund shares A Merry Payday Christmas

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-24 - comments
Bionic Commando Rearmed series composer Simon Viklund has produced a festive Christmas album based on his music for the Payday online heist simulators, containing seven seasonal hymns sung by the character of Old Hoxton. The musician has also hosted an AMA on Reddit to answer questions about his favorite music tracks.
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Kou Ogata plays Eorzean Minstrels’ Story

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-23 - comments
Tokyo-based musician Kou Ogata will release a five-track collection of acoustic renditions of themes from Final Fantasy XIV on December 30 at Comic Market 85. Three separate performances of Celtic instrument arrangements from the album Eorzean Minstrels’ Story can be viewed on the k-waves LAB YouTube channel.
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Final Fantasy VI smartphone reveal trailer

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-23 - comments
The first trailer for Final Fantasy VI for smartphones debuted at this weekend's Jump Festa event, previewing the revised visual design of this upcoming port. Piano arrangements of the role-playing game score and other themes overseen by composer Nobuo Uematsu will be performed live at Yomiuri Otemachi Hall in Tokyo in May.
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David Kanaga uploads Dyad Cuts

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-22 - comments
Proteus composer David Kanaga has released his second album through Bandcamp based on the interactive score to Dyad, the PlayStation Network and Steam racer by Shawn McGrath. The full set of audio components used in the independently developed game are available to download via the musician's website.
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GameChops posts Boss Beats by ABSRDST

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-17 - comments
Game-inspired netlabel GameChops has published Boss Beats by ABSRDST, a seven-track electronic music remix album arranging themes from Mega Man 2, 9, 10 & X6. Original compositions found in the Capcom action game series are by Takashi Tateishi, Naoto Tanaka, Manami Matsumae and Yu Shimoda.
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Knight of the Round releases Onward Dissension

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-16 - comments
Onward Dissension, the second full-length polyrhythmic thrash album by Knight of the Round, is now available to stream in full on Bandcamp. Inspired by Nobuo Uematsu's compositions for the Final Fantasy series of role-playing games, the album also adapts two themes by Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata of Basiscape.