June 02, 2015
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TrackTip Playlist #2: Parable of Evermore

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-05-31 - comments
This week's TrackTip Playlist takes a look at music by French songwriter 2080, chip musician little-scale, game cover artist Sean Schafianski, indie game creator Doseone, and Tokyo-based composer Takeharu Ishimoto. TrackTip is a not-for-profit project to support independent artists through the use of SoundCloud’s ChangeTip integration.
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Doseone scores 0rbitalis sci-fi space puzzler

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-05-29 - comments
Samurai Gunn composer Doseone has published the continuous, ambient 21-track soundtrack to independently created space puzzler 0rbitalis, developed by Alan Zucconi. The musician says of the soundscape, "This is a synthetic interpretation of the sounds stars may or may not make while slowly separating."
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TrackTip Playlist #1: Sunset Over Shenmue

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-05-26 - comments
The Ongaku has launched TrackTip, a not-for-profit project to support independent artists through the use of SoundCloud’s ChangeTip integration. This week's playlist features music from Sunset, Calling All Dawns, Shenmue remastered for vinyl, Europe in 8 Bits, and Yumemi, Lonely Planet Girl.
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Austin Wintory publishes score to Tale of Tales' Sunset

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-05-21 - comments
The Banner Saga composer Austin Wintory has published the 28-track soundtrack to Tale of Tales' first-person exploration title Sunset, available to stream in full through Bandcamp. Sunset tells the story of house cleaner Angela Burnes as she observes a violent uprising taking place in a Latin American military dictatorship in 1972.
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GeoDrop EP by Chris Huelsbeck on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-05-14 - comments
Chris Huelsbeck of the Turrican Soundtrack Anthology has published the GeoDrop Soundtrack EP, featuring music from the abstract iOS puzzle game by Chronocore. Background tracks "Geodrop," "Shapes" and "Colors" are available to stream in full on Bandcamp, featuring Manus Buchart on electric guitar.
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Name your price for Ultrasyd's "Who Cares" EP

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-30 - comments
Based in France, chiptune artist and demoscene musician Ultrasyd utilizes Atari STe, Game Boy and C64 audio in the creation of his studio albums. His latest EP, whymsically entitled "Who Cares," is now available to stream in full on SoundCloud and download in your file format of choice for "name your price" through Bandcamp.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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Tengami: Art of a Folding World streaming on GDC Vault

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-02 - comments
Jennifer Schneidereit's 2015 Game Developers Conference presentation "Tengami: The Art of a Folding World" is now free to view online. Formerly of Rare, the designer collaborated with colleague David Wise of Donkey Kong Country to bring Nyamyam Games' critically praised title to Steam, iOS and WiiU platforms.