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Tune Contest #56 - Opening Theme

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

The opening songs to our most treasured games are something that will stick with us for years to come, they hint at what is to come and set the mood for the rest of the game.

Due date is flexible at this point but I'm looking at March 23.

Conditions:
Must be over 1 minute.

A theme must be selected (horror, fantasy, FPS etc.) and the songs composed around that, old songs are ok as well but you must claim your genre before a submission. I'm looking for something that will match your selected theme.

Please include what your theme is when submitting a song to make things easier.

---Winner of Tune Contest #56- Opening Theme is.... Tiger_Child!---
See bottom page#2 for comments/links to all the submissions!

Alright!

DanteUruzu

SIr Dante Uruzu

Joined: May 11 2010

Alright! Let's get started! ^_^

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"You are free to sever the chains of fate that bind you."

So, we should (separately)

Avaruussaha

Location: Finland

Joined: Nov 13 2013

So, we should (separately) state a theme here first, then stick to it?

Correct, was curious to see

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Correct, was curious to see how people worked under the constraint. I know for myself I play with it until it sounds right and sometimes end up with a totally different result.

Theme!

DanteUruzu

SIr Dante Uruzu

Joined: May 11 2010

I had a hard time deciding on what theme I'd go with, but in the end I knew what theme I wanted to go with! Adventure (RPG)! I know it's a bit typical...but I like it!

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"You are free to sever the chains of fate that bind you."

i may participate but only if

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

i may participate but will you allow someone to pick my theme for me
i dont want the freedom of choice

i may give it a go, as well.

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

though i just have to ask - regarding theme choice. say - RPG/Adventure is a really really broad category. and if i understand the rules correctly, everyone has to pick a different theme (claim your genre)? or no? i'm not necessarily interested in doing an RPG track, but the breadth of that category - like a lot of categories in games - is really really expansive and would start to cut off options for people really quickly. as of the moment i'm debating between snes racing game or a horror sidescroller a la ghouls and ghosts. but im not sure.

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

More than one person can pick

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

More than one person can pick the same theme, and it being a broad category like RPG is fine as long as the song represents it well.

So for an RPG I would expect a more dynamic submission showing off the games many natures, adventure/fighting/sadness etc. Compared to a horror/sidescroller I would be looking for something closer to Luigi's Mansion.

Re: More than one person can pick

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

what do you mean you'd be *looking for* something closer to Luigi's Mansion? because if i think of sidescrolling horror, i'm looking more at the influence of ghouls and ghosts, splatterhouse, decap attack, castelvania or zombies at my neighbors.

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

It's just an example I

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

It's just an example I considered using castelvania as well. lol

Re: It's just an example I

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

sounds good. i just wanted to make sure that once someone chooses a genre, you dont come up with what you want to hear, and if it doesnt sound like that, you would disregard it, somehow. ;)

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

Dude!YES! Decap Attack is

iamHoustonian

You don’t need to see my identification…

Location: Jacksonville, Fl

Joined: Oct 03 2011

Dude! YES! Decap Attack is such an awesome game :^B
Luigi's Mansion? whoa, that one is off my radar haha damn I'm old :)

Interesting theme. Might squeak in an entry if I record any jams before the due date.

mr clan will you pick a theme

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

mr clan will you pick a theme for me or allow someone else to do so :E

Haha sorry Jacob was at a

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Haha sorry Jacob was at a concert tonight. Anyone is free to pick one for Jacob, if not I'll choose one tomorrow night.

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE

I'm going with a

Avaruussaha

Location: Finland

Joined: Nov 13 2013

I'm going with a psychological (insanity?) story driven something

I might try some

kenor

The Cardsharp

Location: Czech Republic

Joined: Jun 04 2009

I might try some horror-themed adventure game theme. More of an old creepy house theme than a zombies everywhere theme.

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The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth - it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true.

Dark? Insanity drive? 100%

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Dark? Insanity drive? 100% BHC approved

@Jacob31593
How about hack&slash or shoot'em up/side scroller, thinking along the lines of devil may cry or Metroid Prime.

Always to busy to be a part

Deiselc

Deiselc

Joined: Mar 20 2012

Always to busy to be a part of these contests but I really want to give this one a shot.

I'll go with Sci-fi rpg as my theme

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Deiselc

Someone could use "eyeless

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Someone could use "eyeless puppets are breaking in to houses at night and stealing organs, then putting them back where they found them before their owners wake up: the video game" as a theme.

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Auriplane!!

Here is my submission, its

Deiselc

Deiselc

Joined: Mar 20 2012

Here is my submission, its pretty rough as I recorded it in about 2 hours. I tried to go for a bladerunner vibe but ended up sounding like a pink floyd rip off but whatever. Enjoy

http://www.gametabs.net/files/user/Deiselc/Sci%20fi%20rpg%20opening.mp3

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Deiselc

@Deiselc Well that was a

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

@Deiselc Well that was a pretty cool submission for how short you worked on it, can't really say if it sounds like Pink Floyd or something from Blade runner haven't seen or listened to either but I liked it.

@Auirplane hah that's more of a plot then a theme but you should enter with that topic anyhow! You skip out of to many :P

Re: Dark? Insanity drive? 100%

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

BigHeadClan said

@Jacob31593
How about hack&slash or shoot'em up/side scroller, thinking along the lines of devil may cry or Metroid Prime.

i accept

Hey nice Contest this time. I

Brody

Location: Germany

Joined: Feb 24 2013

Hey nice Contest this time. I would try a beat em up opening, but don't know if I realy can finish it.

I kinda wanna do something

Kabukibear

Happy Strumming!

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Joined: Mar 22 2007

I kinda wanna do something sci-fi/military...

@Brody - You can and will,

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

@Brody - You can and will, you're wildcard entry's keep things interesting :P
@Kabukibear - Do it~~~~!

Damn, sticking to the theme

kenor

The Cardsharp

Location: Czech Republic

Joined: Jun 04 2009

Damn, sticking to the theme is hard indeed.

https://soundcloud.com/kenor/the-manor

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The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth - it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true.

Re: Damn, sticking to the theme

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

kenor said

Damn, sticking to the theme is hard indeed.

https://soundcloud.com/kenor/the-manor

amazing as always but you kind of have to give a synopsis or at least what you were trying to go for

Re: Damn, sticking to the theme

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

He mentioned his theme in comments above, but going forward just a little note in the same post as the submission would be nice so I don't have to scroll through the pages for it!

@Kenor Great job my friend, I actually enjoyed this more than Dark Souls II opening theme which is playing the room over from me.

okay.

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

genre genre. dark fantasy adventure game.

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

ah my bad, i didnt look up.

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

ah my bad, i didnt look up. well u nailed it imo, good job

Working on mine now, mine is a horror themed one as well

Re: @Brody - You can and will,

Brody

Location: Germany

Joined: Feb 24 2013

BigHeadClan said

@Brody - You can and will, you're wildcard entry's keep things interesting :P

haha thank you^^
I have a now a little baby since last month, but I will keep going on making music. In the 1st weeks I had not many time for this, but now I have a bit more time each day for it :)
Maybe in a few years he will also join this contests here :D

Your Eternity, or Mine (This Fight is Forever)

tiger child

Joined: May 31 2012

here's the theme to a dark fantasy adventure game. gave myself 24 hours to see this to completion. it's close enough.

https://soundcloud.com/starlightbuffalo/your-eternity-or-mine-this

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this music is my greatest accomplishment
-brick road

Re: @Brody - You can and will,

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Brody said

BigHeadClan said

@Brody - You can and will, you're wildcard entry's keep things interesting :P

haha thank you^^
I have a now a little baby since last month, but I will keep going on making music. In the 1st weeks I had not many time for this, but now I have a bit more time each day for it :)
Maybe in a few years he will also join this contests here :D

Haha well congrats on the baby, you will have to sit him down in-front of all the old school games and show him the glory days when hes old enough.

@tiger child
Wow... just Wow.

I went with a tragic,

Deaugustino

Joined: Jun 17 2013

I went with a tragic, suspenseful rpg-type theme...and here is the tune i came up with titled Miasma.

Nice, tigerchild. You've

iamHoustonian

You don’t need to see my identification…

Location: Jacksonville, Fl

Joined: Oct 03 2011

Nice, tiger child. You've definitely captured that "epicness" that great VG opening songs have :-)

Re: I went with a tragic,

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Deaugustino said

I went with a tragic, suspenseful rpg-type theme...and here is the tune i came up with titled Miasma.

@Deagustino Another fine submission and I really enjoyed how you used the bells, I don't often hear them in contests.

Dark and moody seems to be the name of the game for this contest.... which suits me just fine in light of Darksouls II/Diablo 3 expac.

http://www.gametabs.net/files

Kabukibear

Happy Strumming!

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Joined: Mar 22 2007

The Last Starfighter

Bah, I have no time these days to work on music! It's slowly eroding my soul... T_T

Nice!

DanteUruzu

SIr Dante Uruzu

Joined: May 11 2010

Nice entries so far! :-)

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"You are free to sever the chains of fate that bind you."

Re: http://www.gametabs.net/files

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Kabukibear said

The Last Starfighter

Bah, I have no time these days to work on music! It's slowly eroding my soul... T_T

Laame, I go 3-4 days without playing guitar and get depressed about it myself. Hopefully I have more time coming up to work on these myself, also great job feel like I'm playing EVE or Deus Ex.

@DanteUruzu Also thanks again for the sonatina-symphonic-orchestra post you made way back, finally got around to breaking it down and figured out how to use it with recordings. It's going to make them sound so much better XD

Re: http://www.gametabs.net/files

DanteUruzu

SIr Dante Uruzu

Joined: May 11 2010

You're welcome :) I look forward to hear what you come up with! :D

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"You are free to sever the chains of fate that bind you."

For sure lets hope I'm out of

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

For sure lets hope I'm out of my rut of not writing anything. lol

Re: For sure lets hope I'm out of

DanteUruzu

SIr Dante Uruzu

Joined: May 11 2010

BigHeadClan said

For sure lets hope I'm out of my rut of not writing anything. lol

Let's hope so indeed xD

Speaking of not writing anything, I don't thin I'm gonna be able to submit anything for this contest xD. I've got quite a few projects going on at the moment that demand my attention. :/

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"You are free to sever the chains of fate that bind you."

Re: For sure lets hope I'm out of

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Unfortunate but there is still a week left and there was quite a few submissions, still was looking forward to a submission from you XD

Re: For sure lets hope I'm out of

DanteUruzu

SIr Dante Uruzu

Joined: May 11 2010

I might be able to submit one. I actually have a song that I started on a while ago that fits the theme I chose. I can finish it up and use that. As it turns out, I used Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra for it :D.

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"You are free to sever the chains of fate that bind you."

Nice! On topic of SSO, do you

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Nice! On topic of SSO, do you have any other links to some .vst files to add to it?

Sadly I do not. If I come

DanteUruzu

SIr Dante Uruzu

Joined: May 11 2010

Sadly I do not. If I come across any I will let you know.

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"You are free to sever the chains of fate that bind you."

Scattered pieces of a broken

Avaruussaha

Location: Finland

Joined: Nov 13 2013

Scattered pieces of a broken mind.

I'm going with a psychological (insanity?) story driven something

Just a few days left! Anyone

BigHeadClan

Joined: Jan 20 2012

Just a few days left! Anyone still working/planning on a submission at this point?


Great submissions so far guys.

Uhh nice entrys here. I'm not

Brody

Location: Germany

Joined: Feb 24 2013

Uhh nice entrys here. I'm not completely finished but it should be eneugh this time for me:) I think I can put more time in the next contest^^

Sooo damdamdam heres my beat em up opening (with a bit flavour of Devil my cry): click me

Re: ah my bad, i didnt look up.

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

jit said

Working on mine now, mine is a horror themed one as well

Imprisoned