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Indiana – Music Update

Today I had a breakthrough regarding the music for our next game, codenamed: Indiana.  For the last week or so I was having a hard time figuring out the sound for our new game and which direction I should take the music.  But today, that all changed thanks to a wonderful little instrument known as the Whale Drum.  In order to fit the adventure vibe, I wanted the music to sound adventurous without feeling too dark, ethnic without being too foreign all while consisting of infectious rhythmic patterns which I guarantee will be stuck in your head while playing!  So the main bulk of the score for this project will be made up of the Whale Drum, Kalimba, and a touch of Riq drum playing for some ethno drum craziness.  Below you’ll see a screen capture from my audio workstation featuring one of these tracks being composed.  Back to it… so I can move on to design duties later this week!

 

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Rescue Love Revenge – Audio Post #1 – Music

Here are the three tracks I composed for Rescue Love Revenge.  Being an Episodic Retro Indie Three-Act Spaghetti Western Platformer…for iOS, we wanted the score to reflect the retro vibe with a chiptune sound while referencing the western vibe by incorporating Ennio Morricone inspired orchestral and guitar elements.

All three tracks feature a very cool marriage of a chiptune sound and live guitar work with a rock drum and electronic bass.  These are in essence, Ennio Morricone meets 8BitWeapon.

RLR – The Soundtrack

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codename: Indiana

Today we start work on our next 2-week game, codenamed Indiana. March 22 is the proposed ship date.

The initial plan is to make Indiana a sidescrolling adventure game. We’ll be using Django as a base, but removing the auto-run and giving the player more controls for moving left & right, jumping, ducking, attacking, and performing actions. That means at least 6 buttons on a touchscreen, so we’re hoping to figure out an unobtrusive and elegant solution. Or we’re hoping to get something working and just move on until we can make it better in a future update.

Alpha Build: RLR – 13030201

Here’s the third build of Django, now officially named Rescue Love Revenge. RLR for short.

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Click here to play Alpha Build: RLR – 13030201

click screen or press spacebar to jump

hold to jump higher

click or spacebar again in mid-air to double jump

hold to double jump higher

pause & restart when you get to the girl

We’re looking to dot all the t’s and cross all the i’s to submit early next week, like on Monday or Tuesday.

There will be blood.