The new Nobuooo is now online at Nubuwo.com. The site supports account crreation through Facebook, submission of items and comments, as well as voting up posts. Over eighty pages of 15-item news posts have been reformatted from with thumbnails, categories, hypertext and iFrame embedding.
The makers of the Nobuooo news site have launched a one-week Kickstarter, together with twelve game-inspired musicians. Proceeds will benefit the artists and allow for founding a new Japanese and English-language web domain on nubuwo.com / ja.nubuwo.com.
Nobuooo has created the templates for Japanese language news website on ja.nubuwo.com. The new domain's features include account creation through Facebook Connect, item submission, comment posting and voting up posts, as well as the potential to translate content between languages.
Rockstar Games has published two digital albums of music heard in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, featuring music heard on Head Radio and Lips 106 stations.
IndieGames Podcast #24 hears from four participants of the Nubuwo Debut Bundle. Joining the show are musicians Danny Baranowsky of The Binding of Isaac, Sabrepulse (Ash Charles) of Bit Pilot, Dom Beken of PixelJunk Shooter 1 & 2, and Tomas Dvorak (Floex) of Machinarium.
Game composer Danny Baranowsky (Super Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac) is writing original music for The Hunger Games: Girl on Fire, which is being designed by Adam Saltsman of Canabalt and Gravity Hook HD.
Retro City Rampage Soundtrack is now available to sample in full and purchase in your file format of choice through Bandcamp. The 24-track album features music by virt (Jake Kaufman), Freaky DNA (Leonard J. Paul) and Norrin Radd (Matt Creamer) from the game by Vblank Entertainment.
The second volume of DA CHIP! is now available for free download in mp3 form at dachip.com. Subtitled "Music of Daft Punk revisited on vintage game consoles," it features covers by Jedeviensdjen3jours, Sabrepulse, Henry Homesweet, Cheapshot, IAYD and Sulumi.
Square Enix has announced a second piano arrange album for the 25th anniversary of the Final Fantasy game series. Composed by Nobuo Uematsu and performed by Hiroyuki Nakayama, Piano Opera Final Fantasy IV/V/VI will feature music from the Super Famicom trilogy of role-playing games.
Chiptune musician Leeni has released her latest collection of Game Boy music, titled Headphones On Your Heart. The EP is available through Bandcamp, with all proceeds going to the Jed Foundation, a non-profit organization working to reduce emotional distress among young people.
Tokyo sound studio Sweeprecord has posted a four-minute cross-fade sample for the soundtrack to Under Defeat to their official SoundCloud account. Music for the arcade and Sega Dreamcast shooter, soon to be given enhanced ports on PS3 and Xbox 360, is by Ridge Racer series composer Shinji Hosoe.
Tokyo-based game sound studio Basiscape has released the soundtrack to Valkyria Chronicles 2 on iTunes. The two-disc, 47-track album is available to sample and purchase online, containing music from the PlayStation Portable strategy title, composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto.
Basiscape has announced that the sound studio will release digital soundtrack albums for Nintendo Wii titles Opoona and Muramasa: The Demon Blade on Wednesday, March 28. The music collections, previously published to disc, will be available to sample and purchase on iTunes.
Game arranger Tony Dickinson has won Earthbound Papa's Metal Hypnotized remix contest and will appear on a future album with Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu.
The soundtrack to iPhone game The Rascals by designer Tom Jacobs is now available to stream online and purchase through Bandcamp. The ten-track album for the casual game, inspired by 8-bit Nintendo NES soundtracks, is by Siddhartha Barnhoorn.