Hello everyone, I’m back!
First, those of you following my blog know that last week was spent in beautiful San Francisco at the Game Developers Conference. This was my first GDC, and my second time in SF, and I had an amazing experience. A fantastic audio track, loaded with breakdowns of my brilliant colleague’s processes, tutorials, useful advice, and inspirational messages took the majority of my week, and the rest was spent networking, meeting amazing people, and trying out nifty games and technology. I cannot recommend GDC enough (if you can justify the expense) if you’re getting into (or thinking about getting into) the games industry.
Second, The ladies and gents of Original Sound Version decided to give my score for Rodina a listen, and liked what they heard! You can check out their full review here, but I’ll pull a few awesome highlights for you:
“The first piece… sets up the listener and player perfectly for what they will be hearing in the rest of the score.” “Each planet has its own attributes and personality. The moods range from calm and mysterious to foreboding and hostile. This is all reflected incredibly well through the music.” “It’s a great collection of music for a very ambitious game. I would recommend both this game and it’s soundtrack out”
Finally, a good friend of mine, Richie Palys, has been laboring over some fantastic arrangements of music from the classic NES system. Richie’s an amazing jazz trombonist, and his arrangements follow suit, written for small jazz ensemble and mixed with some brilliantly-realized 8-bit synths, this should be an album every fan of early game music and jazz should get. He’s got a who’s-who lineup of talent tapped for it’s creation, and is currently on Kickstarter asking for a measly $10,000 to get his dream off the ground. I urge you all to check out his pitch, and if you like what you see/hear, help make this happen. Here’s the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1985553496/nes (Share it around if you’d be so kind!)
Oh, and before I go, I thought I’d share this, probably absurd thing I did with you. It’s for an open audition for Bioware’s upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition.