The World Is Square (and Enix) to this band

The World Is Square (and Enix) to this band

Jun 20, 2014

Once upon a time, there was a company called Enix. This company produced anime, manga, and videogames – most famously, the Dragon Quest titles. Once upon another time there was a company called Square, who gave the world far too many legendary, much-loved RPGs to list here. Once upon yet another time these two collided, and Square Enix crawled out of the...

Watch out for Black Ice this winter

Watch out for Black Ice this winter

Nov 22, 2013

Cold out, innit? That’s winter for you. Well, that, and the festive debt Christmas cheerfully plummets us into. You need to keep an eye out for black ice, too; the near-invisible coating of deadly frozen water that makes driving to Sainsburys an extreme sport. Basically, the message is: don’t go outside! It’s scary out there! Stay inside and...

In Tune with Ken Snyder (coda)

In Tune with Ken Snyder (coda)

Jul 13, 2013

Ken Snyder (or coda, as he’s commonly known) is a guy who makes lots and lots of music. Chiptune and electronic beats are held sway by his numerous projects, which include videogame soundtracks like AlterEgo: Dreamwalker, along with original albums such as tracer and Tree of Knowledge. The demoscene and its visual/musical magics are discussed, followed by...

In Tune with Terence Lee (Lifeformed)

In Tune with Terence Lee (Lifeformed)

Jul 4, 2013

Terence Lee (AKA Lifeformed) is the man behind Dustforce’s soundtrack, weaving together soothing electronic sounds to create a vivid soundscape for 2D janitors enjoy as they save the world from grime. Both programmer and composer, Terence is still working with Hitbox on Spire, a fluid first-person shooter about mystery, exploration, and presumably...

In Tune with Andrew Luers (OA)

In Tune with Andrew Luers (OA)

Jun 25, 2013

Andrew Luers– known as OA more often than not– is the head submissions evaluator at OverClocked ReMix, a massive collection of artists on a mission to make videogame music continually cooler than it was yesterday. As an accomplished musician himself, Andrew has ReMixed the likes of Ace Attorney, Final Fantasy, Animal Crossing, and a bunch of other...

In Tune with Grant Kirkhope

In Tune with Grant Kirkhope

Jun 18, 2013

Grant Kirkhope is the melodic mastermind behind Banjo-Kazooie, Viva Pinata, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and a bunch of other musically inclined video games. He’s been composing since the Nintendo 64 days, meaning that you probably have one or seven or his songs trapped in your brain somewhere, whether you know it or not. Wonderfully enough, he took a...