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Kicks

Recruiting Music Composer for Independent Fighting RPG

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Hey all! My name is Kicks and I am a game designer. I am currently working on a fighting RPG called "Beyond the Veil."

It is an RPG that focuses heavily on the combat aspect focusing on unique, strategic gameplay that will hopefully remain fun for a long time.

I have been working on the game for about 2years now and, instead of using music from other games as I have been, have decided it needs its own music as well as graphics and system. Thus, I am here to begin my recruitment of talented individuals who would like to join the project of an exciting upcoming independent game as a music composer/producer.

Game Info/Thread can be found here

My website can be found here

The game, as stated, is heavily based on fighting. The setting is contemporary, but in a fictional world. Current music I'm using in the game hails from, Ridge Racer, SF3 3rd strike and 2nd impact, Shinobi(PS2), and the FFXI PlayOnline Viewer. Other styles I hope to find its way in are from Gradius remixes and Guilty Gear remakes and remixes. I'm looking for a sorta broad range I suppose... The strongest analogy I could draw is a lot like 3rd strike--sorta hip hop/funky/housey, but with more driving/harder/upbeat/uplifting electronic sound. Plus some metal thrown in?

I personally listen to a lot of what was mentioned as well as hardhouse, hardcore, disco, and... lots of VG remixes!

I'm not sure about compensation at the moment. This is a professional quality game I am producing, but I plan on making it free or a very small cost. I am very open to discussing this however! So please respond and thanks for your time,

-K

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I would like to have a try, I've always wanted to get into the whole 'compose music for games/movies' and this seems like a nice idea. I can do Metal, but can also do some of the contemporary electronic music styles like DnB and Acid Jazz to some extent (and orchestral, if necessary). PM me if you want to hear stuff because it's mostly project related stuff I can't go around posting everywhere.

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Hmm, this looks like my kind of game. If possible, I would like to compose at least a few tracks for this project. I don't know if you're looking for one composer for the whole thing or many composers working together, but in any case I'm definitely interested.

I can compose in most genres but I have an affinity for Electronic music incorporating real instruments. Even though my earlier works tend to fall in the slower part of electronic music I'm no stranger to pumping beats. ;)

For some audio examples of my earlier work you can check out:

http://ocremix.dreamhosters.com/songs/ff7/MP3/1-06%20Another%20Soundscape%20-%20Too%20Much%20Fighting%20(Fanfare).mp3

http://djpretzel.web.aplus.net/songs/Jade_Cocoon_People_Made_of_Stone_OC_ReMix.mp3

http://anso.arnoldascher.com/A%20Dancefloor%20Full%20of%20Idiots%20and%20One%20Girl.mp3 (This one's very simple, it's just about the melody really. Just thought I'd put it out there :P)

If you're interested I can also prepare an example track based on your preferences in some time.

Contact me at: anothersoundscape@gmail.com

via AIM: ASoundscape

or via PM

/Mattias

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I too am very interested in this and would love to compose for you if you'd have me. I know plenty about hip hop as well as metal. Here's a variety of stuff that I've made. If you wish to use any of them, just tell me what you want. Otherwise, I'd be happy to make brand new, more custom-made stuff for you. Some songs have lyrics, I can supply vocal-less versions of most.

Metal

http://chipp_damage.sitesled.com/Music/01%20Revenge.wma

Orchestral Hip Hop

http://chipp_damage.sitesled.com/Music/SnakeOverMP3.mp3

http://chipp_damage.sitesled.com/Music/Hear%20My%20Call%20MP3.mp3

Orchestral Jazz (?)

http://chipp_damage.sitesled.com/Music/An%20Empty%20Shell.mp3

And my OC remix which just happens to be a Guilty Gear Orchestral remix

http://djpretzel.web.aplus.net/songs/Guilty_Gear_X2_Destroy_Movements_OC_ReMix.mp3

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Hey man, I'd like to throw in my hat too, this looks pretty pro. I dunno if I could commit to a whole soundtrack, but if you're looking to round out a few tracks, I could throw down. Click my sig for a list of remixes I've got here, and also check out http://darkesword.com/revamped_soundtrack

for some older original stuff I've done.

I realize it's not all exactly what you're looking for, but if you need some "story" tracks, I think I could come up with something.

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When I see how many skilled artists expressing interest here I have to suggest that you maybe do a collaborative soundtrack? It's both a great way to get a lot of quality music and it's also giving us OCR artists more credibility as game composers.

I hope I said that right :D

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Mmm. This really makes me want to attempt to make RPG's again.:| Those sprites look pretty nice. I doubt I could have ever made anything like this.

Oh yeah, I'm downloading the demo. ;)

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WHOA!! I'm totally pumped! I never thought I'd have such a response in so little time. Thank you all so much!

I'd be totally down for a collaboration... seriously, the more the merrier. I have lofty/impossible/pipe dreams for having lots of music in this game. Perhaps it could be the reality!

I've yet had time to listen to all the stuff people have provided, but I'm on it as I speak.

For the one or any others who download the demo...

It's REALLY old. There's a current build of it in non-consumer-esque presentation that is more current, but you're sorta fishing around in the dark with that one. However I still recommend it (the backup) over the "DEMO" i have linked. In that thread I promised a new demo a week ago, but It's still not great but I work on that every night as well. A newer, user-friendly demo will be up soon.

Again, thanks to all who have and will post here. I would also appreciate feedback here or on that site or via pm or whatev's.

Stay tuned,

-K

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Hmmm, looks interesting. Send me a PM or email with whatever it is you need, and we can work something out! I'd like to be a part of this.

EDIT - On second thought, I changed my mind. I saw the work so far, and I don't like all the ripped graphics you're using. If you draw your own graphics (I mean from scratch, not just editing Guilty Gear and Street Fighter 3 sprites), then let me know.

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I'll throw my hat in as well. I'm much better at original compositions than remixes/rearrangements, but I can do pretty much everything(except electronica, I have no clue there). If you are interested PM/email me and I'll upload some samples, as nothing is online right now.

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So in other words Kicks, listen to samples from most artists and choose a couple that you like and let's get this going!

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If this is necroposting, then... sorry! Delete this and I'll start a new one, otherwise, let us continue!

I would also like to apologize for abandoning this for a while... It was quite abandonment, because I'm back now! But obviously I haven't replied in a while. The reasons are many. I essentially started over on many aspects of the game and other stuff like my grandpa dying and getting sick forced me to rearrange my priorities.

One of the main differences is that I am totally redoing the graphics. I switched from pixel art to hand painted stuff. It looks way nicer and its faster. No reason NOT to do it. Anywho... check out the link here because I think the link in the first thread is out of date, though I'll update it too lol.

Reply if you're still interested and lets get something awesome going!

http://www.rmxp.org/forums/index.php?topic=6218.msg67526#msg67526

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Oh man, first things first. It probably doesn't mean much, but my condolences for you and your grandfather. You must be in some pretty trying times.

I took a look at your gameplay videos on YouTube and needless to say, the game looks awesome. Like you said, the music style that this sort of game would call for would be in the realm of 3rd Strike and perhaps Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, both genres in my ballpark. I'll have a lot of time on my hands now that summer break's coming up.

It already looks like a bunch of talented musicians are ready to contribute their two cents, and if you would have me, I'd love to be a part of your team. If you're interested, you can check out some of my playing at the website in my sig.

Anyway, send me a PM if you wanna talk!

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