September 02, 2014
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Titanfall music excerpts streaming on Qobuz

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-20 - comments
Samples of each music track from composer Stephen Barton's score for the Microsoft exclusive first-person shooter Titanfall are now streaming on the Qobuz digital music distribution website. EA Recordings' soundtrack to the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC title features performances by the London Session Orchestra.
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Yoshitaka Amano art dancing mad in Shibuya

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-19 - comments
Yoshitaka Amano's Final Fantasy VI concept art was joined by Akira Oguro's illustrations for Final Fantasy IV: The After Years in a recent advertising campaign taking place at Shibuya Station, Tokyo. See a dozen of our photos from the camaign for the Square Enix smartphone applications for iOS and Android devices.
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Octodad: Dadliest Catch soundtrack album released

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-18 - comments
A disastrous trip to the local aquarium precipitates the mounting distrust of Octodad's family members in Octodad: Dadliest Catch. Seth Parker's music score is available today through Bandcamp and can be streamed in full online, including remixes by Kozilek (Luftrausers) and Whitaker Trebella (Cardinal Quest).
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FRACT OSC soundtrack album streaming online

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-04-17 - comments
The soundtrack to Montreal indie developer Phosfiend Systems' FRACT OSC is now available to stream in full through SoundCloud, in anticipation of the music exploration game's April 22 release on PC and Mac. Composed by Mogi Grumbles of Ann Arbor, Michigan, the 17-track album is planned for release next week through Bandcamp.
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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.”