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The Level-5 Vision Conference trailer for Nintendo 3DS title Fantasy Life is now available to view online. Dev studio Brownie Brown Inc. is involved, previously responsible for art on Mother 3 and Sword of Mana, while original illustrations are by Final Fantasy series illustrator Yoshitaka Amano. Music is by Final Fantasy XIV composer Nobuo Uematsu, and will include a variety of vocal tracks.
Super Meat Boy composer Danny B. has room on the game's soundtrack album for a fan remix. Preferred format is a 2-5 minutes, 16 Bit, 44.1Khz WAV master turned in by October 30. The game is slated for release on October 20 on Windows, Xbox Live Arcade and WiiWare, while the soundtrack album is due out the middle of next month.
The third episode of 1UP's podcast the Sound Test takes a look at Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Katamari Forever, Machinarium, Afrika and the Donkey Kong Country series.
Adriasang.com reports that the secret of the "Paz See Through Jacket" (mentioned on the Metal Gear Solid blog) has finally been solved. The blazer Metal Gear Solid character Paz is wearing on the dust jacket of Peace Walker single Heavens Divide can be removed to reveal her undergarments. This classy feature of the music CD was recently alluded to by Hideo Kojima on his twitter account.
Relic Entertainment, developers of Homeworld, Dawn of War and Company of Heroes, has posted an opening for an audio designer to the Gamasutra Jobseeker board. The opening is for an action RPG for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, called Space Marine, under development in Vancouver, Canada.
Josh Whelchel, an indie videogame music composer, has been organizing the indie music cancer drive. A CD fundraiser, the drive features diverse artists, while all money raised goes to the American Cancer Society. Aquaria composer Alec Holowka and his sister Eileen, part of the New Media Manitoba Showcase, have a video up on their contribution to the CD.
Today the IWADON Hiroyuki Iwatsuki Tribute Album panel took place at PAX East. Audio from the entire half-hour presentation can be heard on track 35 of the Iwadon.com compilation.
In an interview with Kotaku, Silent Hill series composer Akira Yamaoka mentioned that he is working on a surprise title as a musician, and is also interested in branching out into games for children. The game designer will be giving a talk at GDC in early March about his work in games and recent move to Grasshopper Manufacture.
Four play movies of the upcoming Nintendo DS title Estopolis have appeared online. The action RPG, a remake of Lufia II, is being developed by Neverland and released by Square Enix. A soundtrack CD album, featuring music by Yasunori Shiono, is due out March 3 in Japan on the Square Enix Music label.
Capcom has announced three new fighters for Super Street Fighter IV. Ibuki, Makoto and Dudley will be joining the roster, detailed in a new trailer released today. Original music composition and arrangements from previous installments of the series are by Hideyuki Fukasawa.
Philadelphia-based chiptune musician and bead sprite artist Doctor Octoroc has embarked on another ambitious project, starting with a Nintendo-style arrangement of "Everything You Ever" from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. This is one of 13 total tracks he is planning in this style that will be part of an 8-bit-esque Flash animation movie.
Earlier in 2009, composer Garry Schyman returned to the underwater world of Rapture for the highly anticipated sequel to 2008's smash videogame hit, BioShock 2. Recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Schyman's score for BioShock 2 features 50-minutes of orchestral score, performed by some of the best musicians in town.
Aksys Games is currently readying two shooters from previously unlocalized series: DeathSmiles and Cho Aniki. The company has posted a subtitled anime music video for the PSP downloadable title Cho Aniki Zero: Muscle Brothers. The "manliest game ever" will see a February release on the Playstation Network.
Danny Baranowsky's soundtrack for the critically acclaimed Canabalt is now available for purchase via bandcamp. It's pay what you want with a $3 minimum.
PixelJunk Eden composer Baiyon has announced the second installment of his "in the collaborations 02" series. Shane Berry, a producer from South Africa, is the latest collaborator. The single "in the collaborations 02" (descanso002) is due out January 25.
In 2009 Joe Romersa was asked to write three songs for Silent Hill with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn on vocals. This time he brought a camera with him to capture his work with sound engineer Phil Brewster.
Square Enix's music and art collaboration involving in-house artists is now available for download on iTunes for $10. The 13 music tracks include music by composers Naoshi Mizuta (4 Warriors of Light), SOKEN (Nanashi no Game), Hidenori Iwasaki and Ryo Kawakami (Crystal Bearers) and Takeharu Ishimoto (Crisis Core) among others.
Released to Xbox Live Indie Games yesterday by Stegersaurus Games, Battle Beat, writes Eric Caoili, is a strategy game that has you commanding a squad of soldiers and defending your world against a strange assortment of aliens. The twist is that it's designed to be played with instrument controllers from music games like Guitar Hero or Rock Band.
Today Konamistyle posted a listing for their original soundtrack album to PSP title Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker. The single-disc album will arrive on March 17 in Japan, featuring music from the game and a main vocal track featuring Donna Burke.
A new listing on Shinseido reveals that publisher Team Entertainment will be printing an original soundtrack album for Chrono Trigger composer Yasunori Mitsuda's score to Arc Rise Fantasia. The Wii title is due out in North America in summer 2010. The soundtrack album will arrive March 3 in Japan on three discs, and a soundtrack album for Luminous Arc III will go on sale the same day on two discs.
Just days after the first rock remix of Mega Man 10's main theme appeared online, Rockman Perfect Memories has made all five tracks from the game's official website downloadable as mp3s. Find them on Protodude's Rockman Corner.
Main Finger reports that from today until Christmas, the entire soundtrack to Shatter can be downloaded for as low as $1 from BandCamp in any format. Music to the game by Sidhe is by Jeramiah Ross aka Module.
Blip Festival itself might be only 3 days long, but thanks to a number of additional shows & events taking place in Manhattan and Brooklyn, the festivities this year will be extending it to a full six days. Plus, I’ve got the skinny on a couple of unannounced events featuring Blip artists that will be occurring during the week of the festival. Hit the jump for the lowdown on ALL of the happenings at Blip Week 2009, including the official full schedule for Blip Festival 2009.
Pre-orders of R-TYPE TACTICS II -Operation BITTER CHOCOLATE- in Japan will come with a best-of music CD collection called R-Type Your Best, Our Best. The Irem site currently has a sample from the original game, and the sampler CD will include tracks from R-Type II, III, Final, Tactics and other installments in the series.
Videogame culture blog Attract Mode is teaming up with Giant Robot to bring together the East and West coast chiptune scenes for a West Coast micromusic mini-tour starting next week. The tour kicks off on November 7th in Los Angeles, with a chipmusic workshop at the Japanese American National Museum. Afterwards, head over to the Chop Suey Cafe for a live show featuring Trash80, minusbaby, StarPause and Crashfaster with visuals by Daniel Rehn and Paris Treantafeles.
To promote the upcoming PSP/PS3-exclusive Gravity Crash, the Geometry Wars-esque "retro evolved blast-em-up", Sony and developer Just Add Water are have released two music remixes from the game's soundtrack, composed by Tim "CoLD SToRAGE" Wright (Wipeout, Project Moonbounce).
Gamasutra talks with singer/ songwriter Jonathan Coulton on the Press Start Symphony of Games Concert rendition of his end theme for Portal "Still Alive," along with his live performance coming up this weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo.
7:00 PM: Radio Free Gamer
We feature several video game music communities which you NEED to know about but DON'T.
9:00 PM: The 8bit Extravaganza
Bosses and Enemies: Double Dragon & The Legend of Zelda!!
Nobuo Uematsu, composer of Final Fantasy, has another new song on iTunes. Called "South Seas Coconut Story," it belongs to the 10 Stories album from the Dog Ear Records label. "I came up with this song when I was 13 or 14," Uematsu wrote in a press release. "It was the first one I ever wrote the song and lyrics for, but I only made it up to the second verse at the time."
Last month Harmonix announced Rock Band Network, a development tool that will allow players to create and sell their own Rock Band songs. That tool is built on a combination of Microsoft’s XNA development environment, a customized version of a digital audio workstation called Reaper and a proprietary packaging and auditioning tool called Magma.
James Kochalka has just released his latest Superstar album, Digital Elf, this time with a twist: all 15 songs were composed and performed on his Game Boy Advance in Nanoloop. Listeners can preview the album on Offworld.
In a new article, 'Adaptive Music for Video Games' -- published today on GameCareerGuide -- Utrecht School of Art and Technology student David Vink tackles the phenomenon of adaptive music in games. In the full-length piece published on the education-specific website, he asks how the concept of gameplay-adapting music can be used, and what advantages it can offer.
Musical preference is highly subjective, and that inherent trait can act as the root of many difficulties between a video game composer and the game developer. Professional contract composer Jesse Hopkins on the Gamasutra expert blogs explains the pitfalls of the relationship and how a musician can avoid them through proper communication.
The soundtrack for Shatter, the retro-inspired brick-breaking downloadable title, is now available for purchase. The entire 13-track playlist can be acquired via Band Camp for $9.99, and is available as a digital download.
Tommy Tallarico and Video Games Live are headed to Tokyo this September. The live concert will include selections from Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Sonic, Zelda, Silent Hill, Myst, Space Invaders, Castlevania, Advent Rising, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid 3, Chrono Trigger, Halo and World of Warcraft.
Nerf Herder frontman Parry Gripp celebrates Attack of the Show's 1000th episode with a music video about one man's infatuation with a girl who works at a videogame store.
Today's video is about Contra: Shattered Soldier (a.k.a. Shin Contra in Japan), for the Playstation 2. A great and somewhat underrated game, with an excellent soundtrack (by Akira Yamaoka and Sota Fujimori) and a gameplay to remind you of the good old times!
The fourth promotional video for Square Enix's Nintendo DS title Blood of Bahamut has been posted online. This time the movie centers on a giant incarnation of Gilgamesh. The music is by Final Fantasy composer Naoshi Mizuta.
In memory of Michael Jackson, Tiny Cartridge has posted "Michael Quest III" by Sikamoto, a pastiche of videogame moments with cameo appearances by the Moonwalker, set to remixed Romancing SaGa music.
Chris Remo of Gamasutra sat down with Harmonix creative director and The Beatles: Rock Band project lead Josh Randall for some brief background on the game's origins and Harmonix's design approach.
This videogame/keyboard cat mash-up comes courtesy of artist Jude Buffum of I Am 8-Bit and famed micromusician Doctor Octoroc of 8-bit Jesus, the album of classic Christmas songs arranged in the style of also classic NES games.
Two new reviews and much love spread!
Featuring music composed by Kota Suzuki, Hideki Okugawa, Akihiko Narita and Seiko Kobuchi.
Cory Doctorow happened upon this video of Greg Pattillo, a beatboxing flautist (if you got it, flaut it), shown here performing a stirring rendition of the Super Mario theme on Boing Boing.
The folks over at Pterodactyl Squad, the excellent chiptunes netlabel, are preparing to release a tribute album featuring the songs of Weezer performed entirely on 8-bit hardware. Artists contributing to the project include Anamanaguchi, Bit Shifter, PDF_Format, I Fight Dragons, Tugboat, Unicorn Dream Attack and much, much more.
G4 filmed a video interview with Dark Void composer Bear McCreary, who has also contributed music to Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Eureka, and Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles. (Beware, there are some Battlestar Galactica spoilers in there.)
Chris Kohler of Wired reviews "Made in Ore," a DSi title that lets you create and share games, music files and four-panel manga. He says that while Nintendo’s Wario Ware was an addictive dose of instant gratification gaming, in Made in Ore creating your own games is just as rewarding as playing them.
Je Deviens DJ En 3 Jours do digital hardcore with a backdrop of glitched out pixel lovelies at the previously previewed Pulsewave show at NYC's The Tank. Vimeo uploader Gideon captured most of the night's performance, including several of the open-mic performers.
New York City venue The Tank hosts Pulsewave, an event focused on "experimental and lo-fi music, with an emphasis on the burgeoning neo/retro art scene around chipmusic." Watch their latest video flyers, with original graphics and music, which are reminiscent of such classics as the original Punch Out!!
The PSP remake of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona is being directed by composer Shoji Meguro. The opening animated movie includes a vocal theme by Yumi Kawamura, with art direction by Kazuma Kaneko.