Chip musician Gavin Allen (monomer) has released chiptune EP Trials through Bandcamp. The five-track album is carried by a central theme of "dealing with and adapting to unforeseen challenges." The musician's soundtrack to Ranger Wars, also on Bandcamp, is currently free to download.
The latest Aycomusic arrangement by Eiko Ishiwata is her first from composer Nobuo Uematsu's score to Final Fantasy VII. The acoustic rendition of "Cosmo Canyon" was recorded using Eastman VL-80 violin, Irish whistle, Yamaha CGBN1 classical guitar and Martin D-15 acoustic guitar.
At Leonard J. Paul's GDC talk today on the dynamic audio of independently developed Vessel, the musician discussed his dynamic audio design on the puzzle platformer. After three years of development, Strange Loop Games will release the title on Steam later this month, featuring music by Jon Hopkins.
Final Fantasy XIII composer Masashi Hamauzu and vocalist Mina have posted the track list for their debut album as music group IMERUAT, which is titled Black Ocean. The 13 track studio album will debut at the Fantasy Rock Fes event in Tokyo on March 17.
Bastion composer Darren Korb of Supergiant Games received the 2012 Game Audio Network Guild award for Rookie of the Year. Previous recipients include Christopher Tin (Civilization IV) and Austin Wintory (Journey).
Independent developer Supergiant Games of Bastion received the 2012 Game Audio Network Guild award for best indie game soundtrack. Accepting the award at the Game Developers Conference were composer Darren Korb and narrator Logan Cunningham.
Square Enix has scheduled the release of portable role-playing game Chaos Rings II for later this month on iPhone and iPad. A brief trailer has been released for the maxi single for theme song "Celestial Diva," sung by Minori Chihara.
During his 2012 GDC talk on the history of the Harvest Moon series, Yasuhiro Wada revealed that an ehanced edition of Deadly Premonition is in the works. "We're working on a PS3 release. We still have a few hurdles to overcome, but hopefully we'll be able to show you something at E3."
Jessica Curry and Dan Pinchbeck of Dear Esther are collaborating on the development of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. The horror title, intended for release on Halloween this year, is the sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Atlus has posted a new trailer for PlayStation Vita enhanced port Persona 4 The Golden, featuring music by Shoji Meguro. The promo movie includes scenes with new protagonist Marie and snippets of the animated cutscenes added to the portable title, which is due out June 14 in Japan.
Atlus has opened the official website for the PlayStation Portable remake of Persona 2 Eternal Punishment. The portable role-playing game is directed by Shoji Meguro, who is also arranging music from the PlayStation 2 soundtrack, which can sampled on the website.
During the 2012 Independent Games Summit, three musicians laid out various unique concerns of composers for indie games. "The Indie Composer Speaks" panel featured brief talks by Laura Shigihara, Danny Baranowsky and Rich Vreeland (Disasterpeace).
Phil McCammon is composing non-linear music tracks for multiplayer racing game Krautscape, developed in Zürich, Switzerland. The game is designed by IGF nominee Mario von Rickenbach and Phil McCammon, who tonight performed live music at the Swissnex party at GDC.
This week IndieGames.com catches up with attendees of the 2012 Game Developers Conference and asks them what brings them to GDC. Following the first full day, we hear from Robin Arnott, Simon Flesser, Ichiro Lambe, Jaime Woo and Mattias Häggström Gerdt.
Atlus has posted the reveal trailer for Nintendo 3DS dungeon role-playing game Etrian Odyssey IV, due out July 5 in Japan. Preorder bonuses are set to include an art booklet and soundtrack disc by series composer Yuzo Koshiro.