Posts Tagged ‘soundtrack’
OverClocked ReMix isn’t just the largest video game remix community on the net. It’s also a great place for artists to hone their skills in original composition. Over the past few years, OverClocked ReMix has even published a number of indie game soundtracks.
Impulse marks the site’s fifth indie soundtrack release. It contains all of Meteo Xavier’s contributions to the PC game along with a couple of remixes. You can grab it on both OverClocked ReMix and Bandcamp. The soundtrack is free, much like the game itself
Described as “Super Meat Boy meets Lunar Lander“, Impulse evokes the simplistic design philosophy of older computer games while emphasizing the importance of variety. Similarly, Meteo Xavier’s score goes in many interesting directions while maintaining a common thread of electronica. (more…)
Skullgirls, the beautifully animated 2D fighter, has been out for a little while and now so is its soundtrack. Why should you care? Two words: Michiru Yamane. The woman behind many of the most beloved Castlevania soundtracks (including Symphony of the Night) lent her talent to this little fighting game that could.
While the overall focus leans more toward jazz, Yamane’s contributions are distinctly reminiscent of her previous works. “The Fish Man’s Dance” sounds like it could have been pulled straight from Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin while tracks like “The Lives We Left Behind” and “Skull Heart Arrhythmia” trigger other memories of her work on the series (in the best possible way).
But it wouldn’t be fair to talk about the Skullgirls soundtrack without mentioning the score’s other contributors. You’ll also hear music from Vincent Diamante (Flower), Blaine McGurty, and Brenton Kossak. Diamante’s “Shenanigans and Goings-Ons” in particular is a short, but sweet track that has an upbeat, swing feel to it.
Buying every great soundtrack that comes out can get expensive. But don’t you fret. The Indie Game Music Bundle 2 is available now and it will blow your mind. For an amount of your choice under $10, you can get five soundtracks (including Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony and Machinarium).
But that’s not all. Pay $10 or more and you’ll get more than three times as many albums! And not just any albums. You’ll get Mighty Switch Force (one of my top soundtracks of 2011) and Shatter (one of 2009′s best) along with a ton of other great stuff. The more sales the bundle gets, the more albums unlock for contributors of $10 or more.
We get it, though. Money is tight. Maybe you don’t have any cash to spare on this sweet deal. Well, we don’t want you to miss out. We have a download code of the standard bundle for one lucky commenter. All you have to do is tell us your favorite indie game in the comment section and you could be win the bundle yourself. What do you have to lose? (more…)
Get ready for your wallet to be upset with you. The Limited Edition SOULCALIBUR V OST is out, and it will cost you a pretty penny. But just look at that thing. It’s gorgeous! Can you really say no to that box?
Aside from the 56 track OST (3 discs), you’ll also get 20 pages of liner notes, a behind the scenes DVD detailing the creative process of the game’s score, and a set of character cards. It’s quite the package.
The soundtrack itself is a diverse mix of composers and performers spanning five different countries. It includes music written by Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana), Andrew Aversa (Monkey Island 2: Special Edition), Cris Velasco (God of War trilogy), Inon Zur (Dragon Age series), and more with performances by the Eminence Symphony Orchestra and Choir.
You can find a handful of sample clips on EminenceOnline.com as well as a photo gallery showcasing that sweet, sweet packaging. I highly recommend checking out “Blood Thirst Concerto” (embedded below). (more…)
Were you as surprised as we were by how great the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning demo was? Perhaps while you were slashing away at wolves and throwing fireballs at bears, your attention was grabbed by the game’s music. If so, you’ll be happy to know the release of the official soundtrack is imminent.
On February 7th (the same release day as the game itself), you can grab the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Original Soundtrack in physical or digital format. The “dark fantasy score” is composed by Grant Kirkhope (GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, Viva Pinata) and performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Head over to Amazon to listen to sample clips. There’s also a full interview below with Kirkhope on the game’s music and sound. If you don’t have a full seven minutes free to watch it, at least check out the last twenty seconds. It’s practically guaranteed to make you crack a smile. (more…)
Raise your broom in victory. Dustforce released last week, picking up the torch from Roger Wilco in showing just how heroic janitors can be. You can grab the delightful speed platformer on Steam right now.
But it would be a shame to let the game’s music be swept under the rug. Instead, grab Lifeformed’s original Dustforce score, Fastfall. If you purchase the whole soundtrack (for $3.99), you’ll also get three additional bonus tracks. Even if you haven’t tried the game yet, it’s a nice, relaxing album of mellow electronica that’s easy to enjoy. You can hear a sample of the game’s music in the trailer below. (more…)
All the kids these days are jamming to the sound of acoustic frontier trip hop. It’s new, it’s hip, and it’s the coolest. You don’t want to be left behind. You need to get in on the action, but where will you find it? We got your back.
You know that new sound you’re looking for? Well, listen to this! We at WingDamage.com are giving away one physical copy of the Bastion soundtrack for free to one lucky commenter. Not only is this a contender for video game soundtrack of the year, it’s also signed by Bastion composer Darren Korb himself.
Are you one of the many gamers who have fallen in love with Castlevania music over the years? If so, you’ll want to check out Jake “virt” Kaufman’s score for Wayforward’s new downloadable title Bloodrayne: Betrayal.
It’s no coincidence how much the music has in common with Castlevania as Kaufman reveals that early versions of the game used tracks from Symphony of the Night as a placeholder. Three months later, Kaufman finished his original score based on this inspiration combined with his own flavor. Then he made an 8-bit version as a bonus (unlockable after finishing the game). Why not? Everybody knows NES music is the coolest.
But rather than run it through a filter, all the music was painstakingly recreated in FamiTracker for the 8-bit version. This retro conversion process has created some sort of crazy neo-nostalgia that will no doubt threaten the space-time continuum.
Until that fateful moment when reality collapses in on itself, you can get both versions of the soundrack (that’s 30 tracks!) for the low, low price of free. Of course, if you are the kindhearted type and would like to reward an artist for the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the album, you can pay any price you want via Bandcamp.
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After constant begging from fans, the agonizing wait is finally over. Indie developer Supergiant Games has released the phenomenal soundtrack to their debut game Bastion. $10 will get you a digital copy in the format of your choosing while $15 will get you a digital and physical copy signed by composer Darren Korb himself. Not too shabby for what could quite possibly be the year’s best game soundtrack.
Korb’s self described “acoustic frontier trip-hop” begs to be heard. If you happen to be at PAX Prime (August 26-28), be sure to stop by Supergiant’s booth where he will be signing early copies of the Bastion soundtrack (regular physical release is September 2nd).
Aside from being an all around fantastic game, Portal 2 featured one of the most interesting and enjoyable game soundtracks of 2011 thus far. Valve, being the cool dudes and dudettes that they are, have released Volume 1 of the Portal 2 soundtrack for free download along with a few ringtones.
The 22 track OST appropriately titled Songs to Test By is sure to help you get through the day with the power of science. Just don’t go jumping off any tall structures while you listen to the eerie sounds of this minimalist electronica. You’re not wearing the right boots for it.