Tiger Style has released the soundtrack to Waking Mars, a finalist in the 2012 Independent Games Festival in the category of excellence in audio. The 32-track album is available to purchase in your file format of choice through Bandcamp. Music is by Ethan Frederick Greene, Jef Drawbaugh, Scott Barber and other artists.
Want to listen to music from Austin Wintory's score to Journey while on the go? Sign up for the composer's Fanbridge page and receive a link to the six-minute "Threshold" music track from the PlayStation 3 game in mp3 format. Cello performance on the piece is by Tina Guo.
Atlus has posted the debut Japanese language trailer for Persona 2 Eternal Punishment. The PlayStation 2 enhanced port is headed for PlayStation Portable consoles in Japan on May 17, replete with a newly arranged soundtrack by director Shoji Meguro.
Mattias Häggström Gerdt and Josh Welchel, the composers of Mojang's Scrolls, will be writing original music for an upcoming voxel-based real-time strategy game. Castle Story, developed by Sauropod Studio, utilizes the Unity physics engine to allow for robust destruction of the voxel environment.
From Luke Silas, the drummer of chip pop band Anamanaguchi, Knife City's self-titled album has been released for free download through 8bitpeoples, as well as on Bandcamp for "name your price." Engineering input has been contributed by Gabe Liberti and Jonathan Baken.
Boston's Video Game Music Choir has updated their Bandcamp page with an a capella arrangement of "Nightsong" from World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Also streaming on their Bandcamp page are vocal renditions of music from the Metroid series, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Civilization IV and Katamari Damacy.
Composer fluidvolt has released the soundtrack to Mars Commando, a Flash-based strategy game developed by iWait4 and Vidroid. The four track chiptune album is available to download through Bandcamp for "name your price."
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.