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#1 Draconiator

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

I was thinking about how to further make compo ideas and get the community involved, and here's something I came up with. If this gains steam I will make another post with the compo itself, as well as a weird storyline that seems to be all the rage in compos on here....:dstrbd:


How would YOU do it?


Basic premise: Participants would have to make an original work, BUT....in the exact style of a track from a game. For example, lets take Grasslands of Time from Chrono Cross:



You would have to make an original with the exact same "feeling" of this track, I.E. not the same instrumentation, but the same general feeling. Short sources would be even harder, such as the Castlevania intro: (0:00 - 0:06), since you have little to go on as far as an actual "feeling". I will also ask Darkesword if I could have a voting area, like his compos. Not sure of what the timing for this would be...maybe two weeks a song....or perhaps one week as the norm. And I'll probably use a bracket system as well.

Anyone interested/

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

I like this


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

I'm in. I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay prefer writing originals.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:42 PM

I think that's a pretty sweet idea.
Sounds like the varying difficulties could really make things interesting.
It could also force people to work in genres/timbres they're not familiar with.
A great learning experience indeed. ;)
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:58 PM

I might perhaps maybe kinda be interested in something similar to or comparable to this

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

Yeah this sounds like fun. I'd be interested :D

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:08 AM

What about making a track that doesn't necessarily convey the same emotion, but that could just as easily be used in the same context, and seem appropriate? Might be an interesting opportunity to write something where you disagree with the original choice. For instance, dark and gloomy would make the last stage of Castlevania feel very different... and I never did feel like the title screen of Super Mario World felt right.

I also think the event organizer should make a video every round, dubbing the submissions over the game segment in question.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:37 AM

I also think the event organizer should make a video every round, dubbing the submissions over the game segment in question.



Awesome idea. I think I might just do that. I think I might have Mr. Snake Man himself (jkesnake17) help me with the whole thing too, If he wants to.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:17 AM

What, you mean I can't just use my regular "DDRKirby" style?

I'm busy as heck at the moment, so this is probably a no go for me, but damn, someone let me know when you guys do Mega Man.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:27 AM

I was thinking about how to further make compo ideas and get the community involved, and here's something I came up with. If this gains steam I will make another post with the compo itself, as well as a weird storyline that seems to be all the rage in compos on here....:dstrbd:


How would YOU do it?


Basic premise: Participants would have to make an original work, BUT....in the exact style of a track from a game. For example, lets take Grasslands of Time from Chrono Cross:



You would have to make an original with the exact same "feeling" of this track, I.E. not the same instrumentation, but the same general feeling. Short sources would be even harder, such as the Castlevania intro: (0:00 - 0:06), since you have little to go on as far as an actual "feeling". I will also ask Darkesword if I could have a voting area, like his compos. Not sure of what the timing for this would be...maybe two weeks a song....or perhaps one week as the norm. And I'll probably use a bracket system as well.

Anyone interested/

Sounds cool but I don't think you should make it tournament-style/bracketed. Just do a weekly compo like PRC.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:04 AM

Sounds cool but I don't think you should make it tournament-style/bracketed. Just do a weekly compo like PRC.



Point taken. Okay, PRC-styled compo it is.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

Sounds interesting, after ORC and TOMC/CMC I don't think there's an original remix competition so it would be a good addition.

If you do it like PRC, so with a one week remix stage and a voting stage after that, I suggest to allign it with the PRC schedule (to not have the remixing deadlines close to each other).

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:49 PM

Sounds interesting, after ORC and TOMC/CMC I don't think there's an original remix competition so it would be a good addition.

If you do it like PRC, so with a one week remix stage and a voting stage after that, I suggest to allign it with the PRC schedule (to not have the remixing deadlines close to each other).


By align, you mean...

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

Cool idea, I'm down with this. I've never actually made an entire original track, but this compo would give me the motivation. :)
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

I second this, or rather twenty-second this. Looks like you've already got a following here.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:33 PM

By align, you mean...


Not setting deadlines at the same moments or close to that.

Edited by Bundeslang, 21 February 2013 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:10 AM

I like this idea, very unique.

Let's do it!
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:29 AM

Since I'm still crap with the actual music, I can assist with the video if jkesnake17 can't help out...

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:08 AM

Cool idea, I'm down with this. I've never actually made an entire original track, but this compo would give me the motivation. :)


which is why contests like these are so awesome. that gentle push you need. im in the same boat. i support this idea

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:47 AM

which is why contests like these are so awesome. that gentle push you need. im in the same boat.


Especially when theres a deadline you have to hit, that helps a lot.

As for the competition; I'm sure it'll work if you could nail down a more direct definition of 'feel'. Other than that I think that anyway an artist can improve their skillsets is a good idea.




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