Re-live JRPG soundtracks from the 8-bit through PlayStation eras with this soundtrack sampler, available alongside PIXEL NOIR’s Kickstarter campaign
New York City, New York – April 30, 2014 – SWDTech Games is delighted to announce the availability of a soundtrack sampler for their 16-bit-flavored role-playing title, PIXEL NOIR. In what’s been described as an equal blend of Chrono Trigger and Shadowrun, PIXEL NOIR aims to resurrect the classic JRPG, and has taken to Kickstarter to fund development and stay true to their vision rather than cave into publisher pressure to add pay-to-play features and cater to a casual audience.
PIXEL NOIR’s soundtrack is composed by SWDTech Games Business Development & Audio Lead Kunal Majmudar, who is best known for his role in the game music cover band, The OneUps, and the remixing group, The Bad Dudes. The soundtrack combines 8-bit and orchestral elements that are heavily influenced by JRPGs of the 8-bit through PlayStation eras. The PIXEL NOIR: Super Mysterious Detective Sampler is currently available on Bandcamp, and can be streamed in its entirety for a taste of what to expect:
PIXEL NOIR: Super Mysterious Detective Sampler on Bandcamp
As a part of the ongoing PIXEL NOIR Kickstarter campaign, the full soundtrack, which is being painstakingly crafted by Majmudar, will be available in digital format starting at the $25 support level and in physical format at the $100 support level. Multiple other backer rewards are available as well, and fans of this golden age of JRPGs are encouraged to check out the Kickstarter campaign:
PIXEL NOIR Kickstarter Campaign
via Press Release
You got to hand it to the innovative nature of chiptune musicians to continue to create new, awesome (and sometimes weird) ways to play their music.
NOTE! from New York City has created a new chiptune album that will play back on a Sega CD console. If you’re having trouble locating your old console, you can download Color Mechanica on Bandcamp, and the recordings sound awesome. The truly devoted can pick up the old sega console on ebay for between $50-$100 to get the true chipmusic experience.
Check out the trailer video below of the features included in the Sega CD version. Sweet visuals!
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This is a mixtape of pinball chiptune remixes I put together for a big pinball charity event in Brooklyn, Pinball Pinsgiving for Hurricane Sandy relief! The chiptunes were recorded from a collection of pinball machines, but unfortunately the raw recordings had no metadata, so I don’t know what machines these samples are from. A bunch of helpful pinball fans (and redditors :) have contributed the name of some of the tracks in the Soundcloud comments. If you can pick any of the machines out, please take a moment to post in the comments!
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This is the first official (non-sucky ;) release for Knife City, aka Luke Silas. Drummer for chiptune-rock band Anamanaguchi and gameboy thrasher, Knife City brings high-impact dance music that you can’t help but get down to. This EP is five tracks, available from bandcamp for pay-what-you-want. Stream and download from the player below, and support this guy if you can!
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