September 23, 2014
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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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My Famicase Exhibition 2014 opens at METEOR

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-04 - comments
My Famicase Exhibition 2014 has opened at the METEOR game culture shop located in Kichijouji, Tokyo. The annual showing of fictional 8-bit game cartridges this time includes original designs imagined by chiptune artists Kplecraft, KUNIO, Smallest, BOKKADENcI and FAMICO-MAN. The art show will run until the end of May.
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Hige Driver scores Magic Gunners smartphone RPG

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-04 - comments
Tokyo-based chip musician Hige Driver has scored the soundtrack to smartphone role-playing game Magic Gunners, available for iPhone and Android smartphone devices in Japan. The musician's Kiss Me EP, a collaboration with the MOtOLOiD collective, debuted last week and can be sampled online.
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Mega Ran's The Call celebrates 8-Bit anniversary

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-03 - comments
The 2006 debut album by Random, aka Mega Ran, has been remixed by Klopfenpop in a chip music style to celebrate the 8th anniversary. "The Call: 8-Bit Anniversary Edition" represents a crossover between the hip-hop projects of Random and the game-inspired sounds of Mega Ran albums Forever Famicom and Black Materia.
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Ridge Racer 20th Anniversary Remix demo online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-02 - comments
Sweeprecord's two-disc Ridge Racer 20th Anniversary Remix album can now be previewed on the Tokyo-based label's SoundCloud channel. The seven-minute crossfade demo includes excerpts of twelve new arrangements of music from the Namco Bandai racing game series, due for release on May 23 in Japan.
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1H1D!!! vs FAMICOM MADNES live on Ustream

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-01 - comments
1H1D!!! vs FAMICOM MADNES is streaming live on Ustream today. The Kyoto chiptune party has brought together Gion's Cafe la Siesta's 1H1D!!! crew to do no-chips-barred battle against Tokyo's Famicom Mad NES 8-bit music gang. Who will emerge victorious in this lo-fi rumble? Tune in to Ustream to find out.
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Nadir album by 4mat due out May 26

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-30 - comments

UK chip musician and game composer 4mat (Matt Simmonds) has announced his studio album "Nadir" will be available for purchase on May 26 through Bandcamp. Featuring cover art by Aliceffekt, excerpts from the electronic music tracks "Nadir," "Daisies" and "Vampires (A through Z)" are currently streaming on YouTube.

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Child of Light music score released through Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-29 - comments
Canadian singer-songwriter Coeur de Pirate has released the soundtrack to Ubisoft Montreal's Child of Light, available to stream in full through Bandcamp. A turn-based role-playing game set in the mythical kingdom of Lemuria, English voice over narration in verse and rhyme has been paired with Yoshitaka Amano concept art.
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Zephyr Cradle revisits Shimomura's "Hometown Domina"

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-29 - comments
During this weekend's M3 hobbyist festival, game arrange circle Zephyr Cradle released a tribute to Yoko Shimomura's Legend of Mana music score. Composed of six separate artists' interpretations of the "Hometown Domina" theme, the full EP is free to download in mp3 format through the group's album page.
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The Farthest Memories arranges Chrono Trigger

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-28 - comments
The Farthest Memories by game arrange circle Resonant Sound debuted at the Spring Music Mediamix Market (M3) hobbyist festival this weekend, featuring three acoustic renditions of music from Yasunori Mitsuda's score to Chrono Trigger. The entire EP is now available to download in mp3 format through guitarist Isami's SoundCloud page.
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Monster Hunter Frontier G soundtrack by Eicheph

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-27 - comments
This weekend Capcom Japan released the Monster Hunter Frontier G two-disc soundtrack album by Street Fighter IV composer Hideyuki Fukasawa, "Eicheph" on twitter. The musician, whose scores include Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken, performs modular synthesizers in Tokyo as part of the Denshi Kaimen group.
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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.