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Band Saga: 16-bit-Inspired Music-Generated Roguelike on Kickstarter

Band SagaRichmond, Virginia – September 15, 2014 – Get ready for Band Saga, an intergalactic adventure of epic proportions that has just taken to Kickstarter for funding. This 16-bit-inspired music-generated Roguelike will allow players to interact with the game world in a unique way: by using an in-game FM sequencer to create tunes that will influence everything from the level design and enemies encountered to the game difficulty and colors displayed. With an incredible soundtrack by developer Roger “Rekcahdam” Hicks and an extended cast of guest musicians that includes Disasterpeace (of Fez), Grant “Stemage” Henry (of Metroid Metal), and Laura Shigihara (of Plants Vs. Zombies) among others, and melodies and sounds that are synthesized in real time as you play, music plays a huge role in Band Saga. Check out the Band Saga Kickstarter Campaign

The Band Saga soundtrack, composed by Roger “Rekcahdam” Hicks and friends, lays the foundation for the gameplay experience, although players are encouraged to modify the existing soundtrack or compose their own tunes using the game’s Sega Genesis-inspired FM sequencer to create all new twists within the Band Saga universe. A full list of contributing musicians is as follows:

Aivi Tran (Cryamore)
Bright Primate
Chelsea Davis
Danimal Cannon
Disasterpeace (Fez, The Floor is Jelly, Runner2)
Jeff Ball (Globulous, Tiny Barbarian, Timespinner)
Laura Shigihara (Plants Vs. Zombies)
Martina Chevalier
Mega Ran
Misfit Chris
Stemage (of Metroid Metal)

Check out the catchy Band Saga LP in its entirety on Bandcamp. Support the project on Kickstarter.

Red Bull Music Academy to launch Documentary on Video Game Music

RBMA, or Red Bull Music Academy, is launching a new 6-episode documentary series on video game music on September 4th, via their website. Check out the trailer below:

Dj CUTMAN Remixes Shovel Knight

UPDATE: Dj CUTMAN’s Shovel Knight Remix is now available for download on Bandcamp.

Dj CUTMAN here, and I love Shovel Knight! This track just dropped on the GameChops youtube channel. It’s a futuristic trap and drum and bass track that Kevin Villecco and I made out of the Shovel Knight OST. This track started at TooManyGames in the convention hotel room as a simple beat. As I played Shovel Knight, I got more and more amped for this remix, and it grew to epic proportions!”

Check out the remix below, and download here.

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– – REMIX CREDIT – – –
Produced and mixed by Dj CUTMAN
Additional production by Kevin Villecco
“Strike The Earth” originally composed by Jake “virt” Kaufman for the Shovel Knight Original Sound Track

– – SHOVEL KNGIHT OST – –
http://virt.bandcamp.com/album/shovel-knight-original-soundtrack

– – VIDEO CREDIT – –
Shovel Knight gameplay footage footage from Swimming Bird
https://www.youtube.com/user/SwimmingBird941

Additional assets provided by the Shovel Knight press kit
http://yachtclubgames.com/shovel-knight-press-kit/

“Dj CUT KNIGHT” Pixel Artwork by Squarepainter

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OutRax – Summer Driving Music inspired by Sega’s OutRun

Outrax-500x500GameChops brings us the ultimate summer driving music,  OutRax. Created by RobKTA, the italian house producer behind Club Needlemouse,  the video game remix album delivers the four classic songs from the original Out Run game, with two tracks from the rare sequels OutRunners and Turbo OutRun.

OutRax features tracks by RobKTA, Dj CUTMAN, James Landino, Kevin Villecco, Pixel8ter and halc. It is an album made for the summer; a mix of tunes that are perfect to drive to. OutRax is now available from Loudr and iTunes.

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A personal note from Dj CUTMAN: