April 24, 2015
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Journey vinyl soundtrack published through iam8bit

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-24 - comments
The Banner Saga composer Austin Wintory's Grammy-nominated music score to the PlayStation-exclusive Journey is now available for the first time on vinyl. Featuring two picture discs emblazoned with original art by Mark Englert, the release is currently on sale through the iam8bit online store and streaming on Bandcamp and YouTube.
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Springtime Warfare themes by Intero on SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-23 - comments
Intero has made the Super Nintendo-styled soundtrack to Springtime Warfare available to stream in full through SoundCloud. The freeware PC game has you propelling spring-loaded tanks into each other and was developed by programmer Marty and artist Granfalloon during the Ludum Dare game jam.
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Chordslayer a collaborative studio album by Maxo

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-20 - comments
Chordslayer by Brooklyn-based musician Maxo (Max Coburn) is now available to stream in full online, via SoundCloud and Bandcamp. The Chordslayer.com album website features vocals production by Peter Berkman of Anamanaguchi, mastering by Gabe Liberti, and an online visualizer designed by Neil Cline and Jeremy Abel.
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Name your price for the soundtrack to "I Know This"

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-19 - comments
Matt Simmonds, prolific and protean chip musician, has released the music score to Jurassic Park simulation simulator I Know This. Created during the 2015 Global Game Jam for use with PC, Mac and Linux, the gripping four-track velociraptor-pen hacking soundtrack is available for "name your price" through the 4mat Bandcamp page.
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World's End Girlfriend arranges Polyphenic by Smany

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-19 - comments
World's End Girlfriend of NieR Tribute Album Echo shared a free arrangement of music earlier today, released through SoundCloud. "Music" originated on the ambient acoustic vocal album Polyphenic by Smany, available for free download in mp3 format through the Tokyo-based electronic music netlabel Bunkai-Kei Records.
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Maltine publishes Uchusenshi's Magical Planets

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-18 - comments
Tokyo-based dance music netlabel Maltine Records has made fashion model and illustrator Uchusenshi's Magical Planets EP available for free download in mp3 format. The four-track album includes two original songs, production by Yoshino Yoshikawa and two remixes by gigandect and LLLL, streaming in full on SoundCloud.
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Floex scores Samorost 3 by Amanita Design

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-17 - comments
Amanita Design, the independent developers behind point-and-click adventure games Machinarium and Botanicula, have unveiled a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Samorost 3. The score is being written by Czech musician Tomáš Dvořák (Floex), previously responsible for the soundtracks to Machinarium and Samorost 2.
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Joost van Dongen shares Proun+ music videos

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-16 - comments
Stylized mobile racing game Proun+ by Engine Software was free to download today for iPhone and iPad. Game designer Joost van Dongen has uploaded to his personal YouTube channel slow motion music videos from the soundtrack, following the title's publication on the Nintendo 3DS and Android mobile platforms.
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Dissidia Final Fantasy trailer themes on SoundCloud

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-15 - comments
Square Enix in-house composer Takeharu Ishimoto has uploaded to his personal SoundCloud account the first two trailer themes belonging to the upcoming arcade brawler Dissidia Final Fantasy, developed by Team Ninja. The vocal arrangement of the Dissidia theme is sung by Final Fantasy Type-0 vocalist Chris Ito.
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Ori and the Blind Forest EP free to download

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-14 - comments
Composer Gareth Coker has shared a three-track EP from the music score to Microsoft exclusive Ori and the Blind Forest, available for free download as individual mp3 files, via SoundCloud. The full soundtrack, featuring vocalist Aeralie Brighton, is streaming on Spotify and available for purchase through Amazon and iTunes.
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Plug & Play Q&A with Mario von Rickenbach

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-09 - comments
Plug & Play by Swiss designer Mario von Rickenbach is a collaboration with animated film director Michael Frei, exploring the theme of the desire for connectedness through the medium of touchscreen devices. In this interview we are offered details on the making of the game and thoughts on the forthcoming exploration title Mirage.
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Renaud Bédard scores Magic Shot using LittleBits

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-08 - comments
Programmer Renaud Bédard, known for his work on Polytron Corporation's Fez, has created the music score for 21st century French billiards title Magic Shot, using LittleBits synth modules. The three-track soundtrack is streaming on SoundCloud, while the game is available for iPhone and iPad through the iTunes Store.
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CheapBeats 9 scheduled for May 23 at Sabaco

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-06 - comments
The latest installment in the CheapBeats series of live chiptune events is scheduled for the evening of May 23 at the Sabaco venue in Waseda, Tokyo. Beginning at 6:00 pm, CheapBeats 9 will showcase music by Cheapshot, Kabakism, Kunio, Minikomi, Storz, Suesett and Tappy, joined by sprite art visuals performed by m7kenji and Lazerbeat.
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1H1D!!! vol. 37 Kyoto chiptune event slated for April 10

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-05 - comments
Late-night chip music event 1H1D!!! vol.37 has been slated for the evening of Friday, April 10 at Kyoto's Cafe la Siesta venue. Beginning at 9:00 pm, guest artists Cfgk24, Cheapshot and Vanno will be joined by 1H1D crew members DJ Master Kohta, Foilverb, quizcat and KAZ a.k.a.HIGE, among other game-inspired musicians.
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Q&A: Exploring novelty in Tengami and Framed

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-04 - comments
Game designers Jennifer Schneidereit and Adrian Moore recently offered their views on the novel intersection of books, gameplay and music in Tengami and Framed. In this interview we hear how independent developers Nyamyam Games and Loveshack worked to propel pop-up books and visual novels into the realm of interactivity.