May 05, 2015
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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.
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TAMUSIC unveils FF Violin I+II International

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-04-03 - comments
Violinist TAM of the TAMUSIC arrangement circle has announced FF VIOLIN I+II INTERNATIONAL for release on April 25 at the M3 hobbyist gathering in Tokyo. The remastered compilation, reinterpreting music from Final Fantasy I~X & XIII composed by Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu, can be previewed through SoundCloud.
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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.
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Wayô Records plans Yoko Shimomura Paris concert

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-31 - comments
Wayô Records has announced the next installment in their series of orchestral game music events will be the first European concert dedicated to the music of Kingdom Hearts series composer Yoko Shimomura. Tickets for Melodiosa are currently on sale, taking place November 7 at the Salle Cortot venue in Paris.
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Bunkai-Kei netlabel shares Lucoq by Calla Soiled

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-30 - comments
Tokyo-based electronic music label Bunkai-Kei Records has made Calla Soiled's latest album, entitled "Lucoq," available for free download in mp3 format. The eleven-track album is streaming online, alongside interactive design elements by Taiyo Yamamoto, an artist whose computer graphics were featured in Beatmania IIDX cutscenes.
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Phantasm by Threads of Fate composer Junya Nakano

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-29 - comments
Earlier today, Threads of Fate composer Junya Nakano released his nine-track ambient electronica album "Phantasm," available to stream in full online through the musician's Bandcamp page. As an in-house composer at Square Enix, Nakano composed original music for Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.
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Final Fantasy album Distant Worlds III streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-28 - comments
Orchestral album Distant Worlds III: More Music from Final Fantasy has been made available to stream in full online, via Bandcamp. Music for the third album in the Square Enix live performance series is overseen by Chicago-based conductor Arnie Roth and composed by Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu.
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Groupees launches This Week in Chiptune bundle

Source submitted by VideoGameDJ on 2015-03-26 - comments
To celebrate the 100th episode of Dj CUTMAN's radio program This Week in Chiptune, Groupees has launched a bundle of chiptune music, on sale for $1 over the next two weeks. Featured artists include French keyboardist Yoann Turpin, Norway composer Vegard ‘Kubbi’ Kummen and London-based chip musician Sabrepulse.
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Latest Goto80 album features PETSCII art by iLKke

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-25 - comments
The latest collection of sound experiments by trailblazing Swedish chip musician Goto80 is known only as the pictograph _​|​ ̄​|​○. A limited edition cassette tape can be ordered online and comes emblazoned with PETSCII art by Amiga demoscene contributor iLKke, while the 15-track digital release is streaming on Bandcamp.
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Secret of Evermore remastered by Sean Schafianski

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-03-22 - comments
Game arranger Sean Schafianski has added a Secret of Evermore Remastered set to his arrangements on SoundCloud, featuring nine music tracks composed by Jeremy Soule for the 1995 action RPG. Soule developed the Secret of Evermore soundtrack while still in high school and went on to score The Elder Scrolls III~V.
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Name your price for Dj CUTMAN Volume III

Source submitted by VideoGameDJ on 2015-03-21 - comments
GameChops netlabel founder Dj CUTMAN has published a 33-track volume of game arrangements, available in your file format of choice through Bandcamp for "name your price." Volume III in the series includes music from Bravely Default, Super Mario 3D World, Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, and other titles.