September 17, 2014
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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.
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Watch The Returners perform live at Pico Pico Cafe

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-07 - comments
The latest video from the Mega Ran Japan Tour is a seven-minute segment from March 25's The Returners show at Pico Pico Cafe in Kichijoji, Tokyo. Mega Ran, Phill Harmonix and DJ AAROCK perform "The Gift" and "Been A Long Time" from their self-titled EP, available through Bandcamp for "name your price."
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Montreal composer Coeur de Pirate scores Child of Light

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-06 - comments
Ubisoft Montreal is working with Canadian singer-songwriter Coeur de Pirate on the music score to Child of Light, a turn-based role-playing game set in the mythical kingdom of Lemuria. English voice over narrative in verse and rhyme has been paired with Yoshitaka Amano art to combine European and Asian fantasy motifs.
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The Amazing BrandO scores "a game that doesn't exist"

Source submitted by Brando on 2014-04-05 - comments
The Amazing BrandO's new concept album "Songs From A Video Game That Doesn't Exist" combines 18 tracks of original music inspired by classic gaming genres, a listening experience intended to fuel the imagination. Hear the entire album streaming on Bandcamp, alongside BrandO's rock opera tribute to Zelda 3: A Link To The Past.
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FTL: Advanced Edition Soundtrack on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-03 - comments
Ben Prunty's FTL: Advanced Edition Soundtrack is now available through Bandcamp, streaming in full online and downloadable in your file format of choice for "name your price." To mark the occasion, both the real time strategy game's full music score and the composer's studio album Curious Merchandise are on sale for $1 this weekend.
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Frog Fractions 2, Tribute Album funded on Kickstarter

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-02 - comments
Jim Crawford's Frog Fractions 2 edutainment tool for ages 8-12, along with the Tribute Album arranged by Danny Baranowsky, Disasterpeace and Ben Prunty, have been funded through Kickstarter. Pledges for backer rewards, including the original and arranged soundtracks, will be accepted online until Thursday, April 10.
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Wave cloning accusations roil chiptune community

Source submitted by mrwasteland on 2014-04-01 - comments
Nubuwo.com is closely tracking an emerging controversy in the chiptune community after alert listeners have noticed startling similarities in the basic waveforms used by multiple artists. “It’s shocking,” one poster wrote. “It’s as if all of the music we've been enjoying for years just boils down to patterns of frequencies of waveforms.”
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TORIENA, Mega Ran appearing on YMCK Family Radio

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-31 - comments
Game Boy musician TORIENA will appear as a special guest on today's episode of Takeshi Yokemura's YMCK Family Radio Show, airing at 10:00 pm JST, 9:00 AM EST on Ustream. The program is planned to debut a recording from Pico Pico Cafe of Mega Ran's improvisational rap performance to YMCK's Super Mario World remix.
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Ridge Racer 20th Anniversary Remix album announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-30 - comments
Tokyo-based music label Sweeprecord has announced plans to release the two-disc Ridge Racer 20th Anniversary Remix album, coinciding with May's Ridge Racer Night 2 club event. The album contains over thirty new renditions of themes from the Namco Bandai racing game series by Shinji Hosoe, Ayako Saso and Nobuyoshi Sano.
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Square Sounds Tokyo slated for September 27 and 28

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-29 - comments
Chip music festival Square Sounds Tokyo has been announced for Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014, one week following the Tokyo Game Show. The annual event taking place at the Koenji High venue features live performances by international chip musicians and game-inspired visual artists.
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Cart Life free to download and open source

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-28 - comments
Retail simulator Cart Life, featuring a chiptune score by Stu, Pocketmaster, Lo-Bat and Mat64, is now free to download and open source. Created using Adventure Game Studio, Richard Hofmeier's PC title received three Independent Games Festival Awards in 2013, including the Seamus McNally Grand Prize.