September 23, 2014
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Groupees launches Chiptune + Charity 5 bundle

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-07-09 - comments
Groupees has launched "Chiptune + Charity 5", ready for download for a minimum $1 donation, benefiting the International Society for Children with Cancer. The bundle includes mp3 and flac files for Files in Space by Goto80, Lost Tapes 1 and New Beginnings by Zabutom, 3P by Chipocrite and numerous other lo-fi compositions.
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Humble Bundle of Love for Brandon Boyer launches

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-03-12 - comments
The Humble Bundle has launched the Bundle of Love for Brandon Boyer, a campaign to raise funds for the IGF Chairman's cancer treatments. The $25 bundle includes 30 indie games and the digital soundtrack albums for Bit.Trip Beat, Blocks That Matter, Stacking, Thomas Was Alone, VVVVVV, Waking Mars and World of Goo.
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Game Music Prayer benefits Philippines relief

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-14 - comments
The album Game Music Prayer will go on sale at Tokyo's Comic Market 85 on December 31, with proceeds benefiting Philippines relief through the Japan Red Cross. Keyboard cover artist Professor Sakamoto is contributing an arrangement of his song "Samurai," available to sample in an 11-minute crossfade track on SoundCloud.
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Austin Wintory Q&A: Gentleman's Private Collection

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-05-08 - comments
Journey composer Austin Wintory discusses the score to IGF-winning heist game Monaco and the remix album The Gentleman's Private Collection in a recent interview on IndieGames.com. His underscore for the short film The Forge and contribution to the game-inspired album World 1-2 are available to stream in full on Bandcamp.
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Soundtrack to Horn by Austin Wintory released

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-08-12 - comments
Austin Wintory, the composer of ThatGameCompany's flOw and Journey, has published the 17-track soundtrack to Phosphor Games' iOS title Horn through Bandcamp. The orchestral score is performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony and conducted by Austin Wintory, recorded at The Bridge in Glendale, California.
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Play For Japan: The Album Vol. 2 announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-03-29 - comments
During a recent discussion with Grasshopper Manufacture chief sound officer Akira Yamaoka, we received word that Play For Japan: The Album Vol. 2 is intended for release in the near future. The game industry relief effort, which was organized following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunamis in Japan last year, features the participation of prominent game composers from various geographical regions and raises funds for the Red Cross in Japan.
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Stu charity Atari track on SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-03-13 - comments

Atari chip musician Stu has uploaded his track from the Chip In: Japan! fundraiser compilation to SoundCloud. "Toxic Seed" is a reflection on humankind's ability to damage our biggest treasure: planet earth. The track was composed shortly after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunamis.

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Leeni releases Headphones On Your Heart charity EP

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-02-15 - comments

Chiptune musician Leeni has released her latest collection of Game Boy music, titled Headphones On Your Heart. The EP is available through Bandcamp, with all proceeds going to the Jed Foundation, a non-profit organization working to reduce emotional distress among young people.

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Play It Forward game-inspired charity album released

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2011-12-05 - comments

The charity album Play It Forward, benefiting the Child's Play charity and Electronic Frontier Foundation non-profit organization was released today through Bandcamp. Participants include Stemage (Alpha Squad), Dan Taylor (Metroid Metal), and Jeff Ball (Monkey Island 2).

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Vibes Against Vibes charity album now on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2011-10-26 - comments

PixelJunk Eden art and music director Baiyon has made his two-volume charity EP Vibes Against Vibes available to stream in full and purchase through Bandcamp.

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Vibes Against Vibes charity albums released by Baiyon

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2011-10-21 - comments

PixelJunk 4am art and music director Baiyon has released a two-volume charity album called Vibes Against Vibes through his netlabel Descanso.

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Stemage releases Grandia II Frets of Valmar EP

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2011-10-14 - comments

In March, MAGFest organized a fundraiser for Tohoku earthquake relief. As a direct result, Stemage has released Frets of Valmar, his Grandia II cover EP, through Bandcamp.

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Q&A: Akira Yamaoka, Mitsuto Suzuki and Hip Tanaka Play For Japan

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2011-08-17 - comments

Akira Yamaoka discusses the creation of the fundraising initiative Play For Japan: The Album, whose proceeds will go to charity. He is joined by charity album participants Hip Tanaka.β and Mitsuto Suzuki.

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Q&A: Yasunori Mitsuda and Laura Shigihara Play For Japan

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2011-08-10 - comments

Game composers Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Cross) and Laura Shigihara (Plants vs Zombies) discuss their participation in the Play For Japan music compilation.  

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Grasshopper Manufacture raises $80,000 for charity

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2011-05-20 - comments

Game developer Grasshopper Manufacture has raised $80,000 for disaster relief following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunamis through auctions and non-profit game sales.