Soundtrack Central The best classic game music and more

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Adam Corn Sep 25, 2014

Along with the thread for video game Kickstarter projects, let's have a thread for the purely VGM-based projects looking for funding out there.

First up is The Player's Score, a documentary "following cover bands, composers and conventions to showcase the cultural and personal impact of video game music."

Funding is for the production team "to travel to the East coast, attend the Music and Gaming Festival in Maryland, and interview internationally based composers," with a stretch goal for the team to fly to Japan to continue their work there.  Artists already included in the project (I assume that means interviewed) include Austin Wintory, Jake Kaufman, and The Megas, while Hiroki Kikuta, Manami Matsumae, Grant Kirkhope, Norihiko Hibino, Tommy Tallarico and more have agreed to participate upon funding.  Rewards include the original soundtrack by Jake Kauffman, a Blu-ray copy of the documentary, and more.  The funding period for the project ends October 11, 2014.

Adam Corn Sep 25, 2014

Next is the game Band Saga, "a modern action roguelike where every level, enemy and item is generated by music... every melody and every sound is synthesized in real time as you play."  The game is planned for iOS, PC, Mac and Linux, with consoles and extra audio features targeted as stretch goals.

Funding ends October 1, 2014, and a preview EP of the soundtrack is already available on Bandcamp.

The_Paladin Sep 25, 2014

This could be very helpful since they are not that common and are not under the games umbrella on kickstarter.

Adam Corn Oct 6, 2014

Just an update that there are 4 days left to fund The Players' Score for any who would like to see this VGM-centric documentary produced.

Adam Corn Nov 5, 2014

Video game rapper Mega Ran is running a Kickstarter to distribute a documentary about his work and to release a new album.  Currently $800 short of his final stretch goal; the funding period ends Saturday, November 22. … w-album-fo

Adam Corn Mar 10, 2015

"[Nuren] The New Renaissance" is an original virtual reality music video collection by Jake "virt" Kaufman and Jessie Seely, experienced either via a traditional mouse-and-monitor setup or in VR via the Oculus Rift. The project has reached $39,000 of its $70,000 funding goal with six days left to go, and includes a $50 funding tier that along with the finished product includes digital downloads of all 15 of Jake Kaufman's Bandcamp-released albums, along with previously unreleased material.

From the Nuren Kickstarter page:

[NUREN] is a collection of music videos forming a feature-length story, presented in virtual reality. Unlike a traditional 3D movie, [NUREN] is rendered in real-time on your computer, so you can look in any direction, and see things happening all around you. Each segment has its own unique artistic style, set to a gorgeous vocal music track, with voice-acted interludes tying them all together. Join the android twins, RIX and QGK, as they go from fugitives to heroes!

[NUREN] combines influences from sources including Fantasia, Space Channel 5, TRON, Ghost in the Shell, Pink Floyd's "The Wall", the Animatrix, and the technically and artistically brilliant PC demo scene. Dancing robot girls, synchronized light shows, vast panoramas, and starry skies await you.

While our first segment shows a dark and moody cityscape, that's only the beginning. A different art team will work on each track, from hand-drawn animation to modern 3D, from sterile laboratories to burning deserts.

[NUREN] is designed to look gorgeous and run smoothly on traditional displays, using mouse controls to look around, but if you have a chance to experience it on an Oculus Rift head-mounted display, the feeling of immersion defies belief.

Jodo Kast Apr 13, 2015

XLord007 wrote:

Considering how easy the original CD is to get, I'm not sure what the point of the CD stretch goal is, especially since it costs far more than the original. Link for reference:

I guess it's time to start kicking sense into the kickstarters, rather than cents. I came across that earlier and just thought they were flipped out crazy.

Adam Corn Mar 10, 2018

Video Games Live are currently running a Kickstarter to release their sixth orchestral album Video Games Live Level 6, the fourth such album of theirs to be crowd-funded. In additional to a range of digital and physical rewards, contributors can vote for their picks for three arrangements of the ten-track album, with up to seven more arrangements possible at different stretch goals. The following seven titles are set for arrangement already:

- POKEMON - "Gotta Catch 'em All!"
- FINAL FANTASY X - "To Zanarkand"
- DESTINY - "The Union"
- METAL GEAR SOLID - "Main Theme" & "Encounter"
- EARTHBOUND / MOTHER … -and-movie

Amazingu Mar 11, 2018

Adam Corn wrote:


That reminds me, the official Tomb Raider Suite by the composer of the first few games, which is also the first and only thing I ever backed on Kickstarter, is supposed to come out in a few months.
( … ider-suite)

I really like what I've heard so far, so I have high hopes!

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