Game designer Wollay is providing original music for Cube World (tentative title), a voxel-based open world role-playing game, created using C++, DirectX and custom voxel software, in development since June of last year. The solo designer just uploaded a gameplay video demonstrating the quest system.
December saw the release of OverClocked ReMix's Armed and Dangerous compilation, Trine 2, Where Is My Heart and Minibosses' brass 2: mouth, while an IndieGames.com podcast heard from the composers of Monaco, NightSky and Hawken. Here are some of the most popular news items posted to the Nubuwo website during the holiday season of the last month of 2011.
Nearly 300 photographs from the first two days of Comic Market 81 have been uploaded to our flickr photo account. They include photos with videogame musicians Daisuke Amaya, Hiroyuki Iwatsuki and Kou Ogata. Further images will be made available tomorrow from the final day of Comiket at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center.
Game cover band Temp Sound Solutions has released their tenth game arrange album, gloriously entitled "now youre playing with powar x: endgame." Created by shawn phase, housethegrate, kirby pufocia and spookmeister, the album's 12 tracks cover Gauntlet, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mega Man 10 and other sprite-based game titles.
Game arrange circle Diverse System plans to release a Minecraft fan arrange album EP at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center, during the third day of Comic Market 81. Titled "Dear Mr. Minecraft," the nine-track compilation aims to reinterpret compositions written by game composer C418 in a variety of electronic music styles.
Chip musician Rushjet has released the holiday chiptune album Carols of the 2a03. The 8-track, 8-bit collection including "Greensleeves," "Silent Night," and "Carol of the Bells" is available to stream in full and download in your file format of choice for "name your price" though Bandcamp.
Chiptune party VJ and game-inspired music video creator Raquel Meyers has sent an animated holiday card by FAX. The stylized FAX visuals were generated as part of a collaboration with chip musician Goto80 for an art installation sponsored by the Statens Kunstrad Danish Art Council, with stills available on the artist's flickr photo page.
C418, the composer of Mojang's popular sandbox game Minecraft, has released an 18-track collection through Bandcamp for "name your price." Titled "Seven Years of Server Data," the album is comprised of older compositions, along with some more recent remixes.
Comic Market 81 release "Undressed" will feature arrangements of composer c418's tracks "Sweden" and "Minecraft" from the popular indie sandbox game Minecraft. A collaboration between arrangers Yuu-P of PHOENIX Project and JOYH-TV of SEPIA-SIS, the compilation will debut on December 30.
Game arrange circle Stoic Sounds has uploaded a cross-fade demo for arrange album "D² -Dual Duel- Shoot'em All 2nd." Debuting at Comic Market 81 on December 31, the album will include remixes of music from shooters Deathsmiles, Xevious, R-Type and DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu, among others.
TPR of Phoenix Rise Music, a 24-year-old pianist from the South of England, has focused on the darker aspects of Nobuo Uematsu's first PlayStation RPG score with the release of classically inspired fan arrange album "A Melancholy Tribute to Final Fantasy VII." The thirteen track tribute album is currently available for purchase on Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby.
Celtic music aficionado Kou Ogata of k-waves LAB will release a Nora arrange album at Comic Market 81, reinterpreting Michiko Naruke's music compositions from the Nintendo DS role-playing game through the use of live instruments.
French news site Musica Ludi reports that Xenoblade co-composers CHiCO and Tomori Kudo, members of the ACE music studio in Japan, will be writing original music for Nintendo 3DS title Code of Princess.
Game arrange circle Diverse System will release Ridge Racer Respect Recreation at Comic Market 81, a compilation of Ridge Racer remixes from throughout the series. A cross-fade sample is available to stream and download from the album webpage, including tracks by ten different artists.
Game arrange circle Dangerous Mezashi Cat will release their Mega Drive tribute compilation album Omega Catastrophe at Comic Market 81 on December 31. The compact disc release will include renditions of music from Super Shinobi, Space Harrier, Virtual-On, Outrun, Thunder Force III and more.