This brilliant piece comes from long-time friend Jake Kaufman, composer on tons of videogames including Shantae, Ducktales: Remastered, Boot Hill Heroes, Contra 4, and many more. His music is incredible. He's a dear friend, ...
25 years ago, the Game Boy launched in North America. Do you still have yours?
The folks at OverClocked ReMix have put together a celebratory arrangement album, Legacy: Game Boy 25th Anniversary, featuring 15 songs from games like Tetris, Super Mario Land, Pokémon Red, Mega Man II, and Batman. Listen to it for free here (or torrent here).
Perfect timing -- I was sorely in need of more music to work to. I'm willing to bet good money that if I dug my Game Boy out of storage, it'd still have enough of a charge to play Qix or whichever game I left in the cartridge slot when I last used the handheld years ago.
The maestros at OverClocked ReMix are at it once again, taking cherished videogame music and creating new pieces with it. Though OC ReMix has taken on Final Fantasy previously, most of those works were centered around a parti...
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Treasure knows how to make some f*ckin' games. That's an undisputed fact. And one of the best Treasure games is of course Gunstar Heroes on SEGA Genesis. Did you know it just celebrated its 20th anniversary this past Monday?...
Did you know that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was first published on August 20, 1858? OverClocked ReMix knew, which is why the music arrangement clan celebrated the monumental scientific event by releasing Pokémon: The Eevee EP exactly 155 years later.
After the obscenely massive five-disc Balance and Ruin, it's refreshing that OCR scaled back for this sensible nine-track album. The Eevee EP is a tribute to that evolutionary enigma, Eevee, which each song representing the base critter and its eight evolutions, including Sylveon from Pokémon X / Y. Eevee doesn't have any specific theme music, so these arrangements instead source various in-game tunes that thematically represent Eevee's forms.
Download the free release from the album page below, or hit up the torrent here.
It's been a bit of a bumpy ride for the Final Fantasy VI OverClocked ReMix. After easily reaching its Kickstarter funding goal a year ago, the project was scrapped due to copyright issues, but was then back on later in the year. Fast forward to today, and the fruits of fan funding can be harvested; Balance and Ruin, the Final Fantasy VI OC ReMix is available for download.
The album consists of 74 tracks created by a huge range of artists, including some of my personal favorites like Jimmy "BigGiantCircles" Hinson and Danny Baranowsky.
The beautiful thing about OC ReMix is that the digital album is made available for free to the public. Backers will receive physical copies and other rewards, but everybody else can download the entire set from Balance and Ruin's official website.
While Eidos Montreal has had a secret Deus Ex project in the works, it's not a new game. The studio has teamed up with OverClocked ReMix and the composer of the original Deus Ex, Alexander Brandon, to craft eight remixes from the classic Deus Ex. Tracks will be released via the Deux Ex Facebook fan page over the course of the next few weeks, with the first track available today.
Even more, we've had the chance to sit down with Eidos Montreal's audio director, Steve Szczepkowski, to talk about the project, including questions as to why they're focusing on the original Deus Ex rather than the more-recent Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and why Alexander Brandon wasn't tapped to score the latter after his success with the original game.
How can I help you, King DeDeDe? I NEED A MONSTAH TO CLOBBER DAT DERE KIR-BEH!
Game music arrangement repository OverClocked ReMix has released Milky Way Wishes: A Kirby Super Star Tribute, a project that has spent a dizzying eight years in production. I can only guess at what kinds of behind-the-scenes shenanigans caused such a massive delay, but love for the Super Nintendo classic carried the team through.
Unlike the disgustingly monstrous multi-disc collections like Mega Man X: Maverick Rising or the recent Donkey Kong Country 3: Double the Trouble!, Milky Way Wishes is a respectable 23 tracks in length, spanning all manner of genres from chiptune to folk music. You can download it for free directly from the album's page, or you can mind OCR's precious bandwidth and torrent the pink puffball. The power is yours!
Balance and Ruin, a massive remix project by the good folks over at OverClocked ReMix , quickly blew past it’s Kickstarter funding goal, but then there was a snag: yes, those pesky copyright issues. Now all of that has ...
Running all weekend at Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is the Apex 2013 fighting tournament. To promote the event as well as game arrangements in general, ten artists from OverClocked ReMix took a shot at arranging the music from the titles on the schedule. Well, technically nine artists -- DarkeSword covers two games, while John Ryan contributes the Apex 2013 main theme as the lead track.
Apex 2013: Straight to the Top has tracks from Super Smash Bros., Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, The King of Fighters XIII, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, SoulCalibur V, and Pokémon Black & White 2. Hey, Pokémon isn't a fighting game! I doubt anyone is throwing up much of a fit over that, however.
As with any other OC ReMix release, the album is free to download. And if you want to follow the tournament itself, you can check out any of the following TwitchTV streams: 8WAYRUN, bifuteki, and CLASHTournaments. Each are running different games, so take your pick!
I remember when OverClocked ReMix started producing full arrange albums nearly a decade ago. The second official release was 2004's Kong in Concert, a tribute to the SNES classic Donkey Kong Country. It clearly shows it's age, and all the contributing artists have since honed their skills immensely. Still, it remains on my music rotation to this day.
Fast forward six years, Serious Monkey Businessdrops. The level of overall improvement was readily apparent. I seriously believe it's one of OCR's strongest projects.
Now the trilogy is complete. Donkey Kong Country 3: Double the Trouble! is manages to dethrone Maverick Rising as the biggest OCR album to date, clocking in at 77 tracks from 69 artists across five discs at five-and-a-half hours in length. It covers not only the Super Nintendo tunes but also the radically different Game Boy Advance soundtrack. Even series composers David Wise and Robin Beanland offer up an arrangement of their own!
The time is "ripe." Get it? Don't look at me like that. Just... just go download the damn thing, foo'.
Earlier this year, indie developer Deck16 released a very simple yet challenging physics-based PC game called Impulse. Combining the neon explosion of Geometry Wars, the careful precision of Lunar Lander, and the diabolical death traps of N, Impulse tasks you to complete levels under variable conditions. In one stage, you are at the whim of gravity; in another, your fuel supply is limited; and in yet another, missiles home in on your location. All in all, a decent weekend time-waster -- download it for free from Deck16's website.
Know what else is decent? The kickin' electronica soundtrack, which consists of tunes contributed by several different musicians. One of the artists, Meteo Xavier, compiled his contributions into an album published through OverClocked ReMix. The free release has a spacey mid-90s sound, and its lead track has the best title in the history of forever: "President Obama Is a Juggalo."
You can cop the album from either OCR or Bandcamp. If you want to hear more Impulse music, check out the separate release from the game's other major song contributor, Michael Chadwick.
We didn't report on it originally because we didn't want to jump the gun on any new developments, but OverClocked ReMix's Final Fantasy VI album Kickstarter was shut down a while back, way after it had blown past its target g...