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Friends,

I have awesome news. At long last... after five years of talking about it... American Pixels is here. The project has just landed on Kickstarter for the final push, this 4th of July in the year of our Lord 2016.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1265656914/american-pixels-a-game-music-tribute-album-by-maze 

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This has been a labor of love, blood, sweat, and tears... and damn the music came out awesome, if I do say so myself. Now I just need that last little nudge to cover the cost of mastering, licensing, CD duplication, etc.

Any and all help from the OCR crew to spread the word would be vastly appreciated; let's make this thing EPIC together!

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Pretty excited for this :-) 

As an aside Mr. Dude, I sent your BioShock Cohen chiptune to a friend (from your 3 week old youtube upload) because we were talking about the upcoming remaster. He said it was brilliant and outstandingly good, but you probably knew that already. 

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I do appreciate that a lot actually, I've received remarkably little feedback on that arrangement, and it was a damn difficult one to pull off. Glad to know folks are enjoying it. :)

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So, good news everyone! We've hit the 50% mark! http://americanpixels.com/50-percent.php 

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And, umm, not quite bad news, but well, there's still that other 50% to hit. Now, I personally have been on the other side of the equation where I see a Kickstarter I like, I don't go pledge right away, and rather I'll sit back and watch for a bit... and then eventually pledge when it gets down to the wire. Well, if you're reading this, do me a favor. Don't be that guy. :) (Now that I've been on the receiving end here, I'm making myself a promise not to be that guy again, heh.)

Let's ensure that this thing becomes a reality; if you've been waiting and wondering, well, now's a good chance to act. Get your pledge in before time runs out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1265656914/american-pixels-a-game-music-tribute-album-by-maze 

In other fun news, I've been enhancing that link with extended track previews in the "Updates" portion - and will continue to over the next couple weeks - so if you want to hear more of the music before deciding how much to pledge, feel free, and enjoy the stories behind the tracks! (Stay tuned to my FB page for more stories as they are released.)

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Quick update: by popular demand, I've added some new "digital only" reward options, for those who want to support the project from afar without any shipping and handling fees attached. If you're one of those... you're welcome. :)

Today we hit 100 backers!!! It's exciting, but we still have some ground to cover in the 10 days that remain; I'm counting on all of your support! (Btw, even more extended teasers are available in the "updates" portion of the campaign now, with more on the way.)

 

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Big update everyone... today we hit 100%!!! The project is now officially funded. Huge, huge thanks to OCR for the help.

That said, we have 7 days to go, and to celebrate, today I added a new stretch goal. Help me get to the next level, and the next remix I do as a post-launch bonus track will be... 

"Baba Yetu"

By Christopher Tin, from Civilization IV: 

 It's been requested a lot over the years actually, but man... a hard one to do justice to. But let's keep this funding momentum going over the next few days, and I'll make it happen. :) 

Thanks again!!!

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Figured I'd share all the extended track teasers and behind-the-scenes stories that have been released so far, since there are a lot and it's quite possible that folks have missed some... and it'll save you having to dig through the "updates" tab on the campaign:

So... yeah. Enjoy. There are still a few days left in the campaign, and I do have a few more teasers and stories on the way... but that's the bulk of them right there!

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24 hours left y'all. Pledge before it's over. :)

And with that, I present the remaining track teasers:

Enjoy, and please, help me make this campaign a success by spreading the word and sharing this link wherever your heart tells you: http://kck.st/29VAqtA 

And, again, thanks to everyone here for their amazing support through this campaign. I love you guys.

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Finally backed! I haven't yet read the behind-the-scenes stuff, but I look forward to sitting down and going through them. Perhaps while enjoying the finished product. Much appreciated.

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I heartily recommend checking out the My So Called 8-Bit Life podcast episode. Great talk, I personally took great pleasure from hearing about trackers and BBSs, the really oldschool stuff since that was definitely a big part of my nerdy youth too. But also great bits about composer response to American Album, plus I really appreciated hearing about difficulties when writing the American Pixels (time/motivation etc).

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To all who haven't yet heard the news, I'm pleased to report that the album is finally FINISHED. The project is currently on Bandcamp, with other distribution channels pending. Thanks to all for the support for Kickstarter; now, go check out the final product!

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https://mazedude.bandcamp.com/album/american-pixels

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Mazedude album incoming! Better listen to this all the way throu...

Oh shit, is that a Tristram remix? OH SHIT IS THAT A GOOD TRISTRAM REMIX?!

5/5 album.

...

... now to listen to the rest of the album. ;)

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Aaaaand, as previously indicated, the project is now out on a variety of platforms:

https://itunes.apple.com/album/american-pixels/id1192532669

https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Mazedude_American_Pixels?id=Bfrmdlyf2mx65eie3b7oxm76som 
https://mazedude.bandcamp.com/album/american-pixels

Pick your favorite, check it out, like it, review it, share it, all that fun stuff. Oh, and physical CDs are also now available through Bandcamp for anyone who wants to have and to hold it. :)

I'll add that I've also got a pretty cool start on the first Kickstarter commission reward remix, so... stay tuned, there are some pretty cool free follow-up goodies on the way.

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