5 Tips For More Engaging Visual Novel Soundtracks

I love visual novels. The genre is a wonderful platform to tell just about any story; a union of captivating storytelling, beautiful artwork, and engaging music. Visual novel developers are masters of telling stories through immersive text and attractive pictures.But, are there perhaps ways we can make visual novel sound...
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The Process: Writing a JRPG "Game Over" Theme

In "The Process", I'll be sharing my approach, thoughts, and resources related to writing game music. This is a new series that I'll be publishing at least once a month!Today, I'd like to give the spotlight to a very cool upcoming indie game that I've recently had the pleasure of writing some music for. This game is Lawm...
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Achieve Your SMART Game Dev Goals in 2020

The new year is a harbinger of new ideas, renewed motivation, and big dreams. Perhaps you’ve decided that this will finally be the year you release your game, or maybe you just want to master a new programming language.No matter what your aspirations are, the new year is an amazing time of personal rebirth. But, remember...
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Making a Great Game Soundtrack on a Budget

In an ideal world, we would have a stable, reliable source of funding for our games - perhaps in the form of a publisher, venture capitalists, or a successful Kickstarter campaign. But, the truth is that most of us indie devs are self-funding our projects out of pocket, with the goal of earning back our investment (and h...
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5 Tips For Working With a Game Composer

Here’s the scenario: You've reviewed dozens of portfolios. You've listened to countless demo reels. And finally, after many hours of careful deliberation, you've decided on a composer to work with on your game's soundtrack. Congratulations! This is an exciting and inspiring moment in the  game development process. So now...
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