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Looking for original music from a game for my next release. Most of the homebrews that I have researched do not use truly original music.

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Looking for original music from a game for my next release. Most of the homebrews that I have researched do not use truly original music.

 

Sydney Hunter & The Shrines of Peril have original music

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My next musical release.

 

"Original music" as in music written for a game, not based on another song.

 

I've already made three songs from Stonix music.

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My next musical release.

 

"Original music" as in music written for a game, not based on another song.

 

I've already made three songs from Stonix music.

 

Oh. I see. Princess Quest for Intellivision has some original music:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSdj3_t9Xfg

 

I suppose only Intellivision.

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You could always do what a lot of early arcade games did and recycle public domain music for the game. I don't believe Intellivision has had it's own rendition of 'Oh, Susanna' yet. :)

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You could always do what a lot of early arcade games did and recycle public domain music for the game. I don't believe Intellivision has had it's own rendition of 'Oh, Susanna' yet. :)

What Arcade games used music that was public domain or songs that were not original and created for the games? I know Gyruss played J. S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; and SMB played a old song from the days of my parents when it fort started and during game play but what about all the other games like Pac Man and Donkey Kong also I remember Pengo playing a fimular song I heard before and I think some versions of Pengo played a different song then others.

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What Arcade games used music that was public domain or songs that were not original and created for the games? I know Gyruss played J. S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; and SMB played a old song from the days of my parents when it fort started and during game play but what about all the other games like Pac Man and Donkey Kong also I remember Pengo playing a fimular song I heard before and I think some versions of Pengo played a different song then others.

There is a bunch actually! :)

Smurf Rescue on CV used classical music, Fortune Builder as well

There was a thread about this in the CV section

 

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/181322-classical-and-other-musics-in-cv-videogames/?hl=%2Bclassical&do=findComment&comment=2287149

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What Arcade games used music that was public domain or songs that were not original and created for the games? I know Gyruss played J. S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565; and SMB played a old song from the days of my parents when it fort started and during game play but what about all the other games like Pac Man and Donkey Kong also I remember Pengo playing a fimular song I heard before and I think some versions of Pengo played a different song then others.

Kangaroo and Frogger come to mind off the top of my head. I've heard the subject mentioned during several episodes of the No Quarter podcast but I can't think of any others at the moment.

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Much like the classic Loony Tunes cartoons, the majority (or at least a HUGE chunk) of 80s video games used public domain music in one fashion or another. To this day, when I hear a lot of classical music, my brain flashes back to the first game I heard it in. Arcade, C64, or NES.

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seems like there is an extra pixel on front of hero's foot when he is moving

 

It's his own foot, it looked too big with an "extra" pixel connection so I leaved it in its current shape.

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Thunder Castle ;)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZHyiwzJuV8&t=260s

 

Skip to 4:20.

 

Also,

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1U2bc96Z3QU&t=2m54s

 

Skip to 2:54

 

And Finally,

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRurBkG9MRg&t=0m30s

 

Skip to 0:30

The second video down (the 3 videos with Thunder Castle Music in them)at 15 seconds is what Demon Attack plays when you fly to the Satan Ship. Anyone know what song it plays after you destroy the Satan Ship?

Also Scooby Doo's Maze Chase plays the same music DK JR plays when it starts in the arcade and at the title screen of the Intellivision version.

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On 10/13/2014 at 6:08 PM, tacrec said:

Looking for original music from a game for my next release. Most of the homebrews that I have researched do not use truly original music.

The "sudden death" theme from Robots was an original tune.  The other two tunes intended for SameGame weren't "truly original" though.

 

Since the original post, I've released the following games so far:

  • In Blix & Chocolate Mine, the tune used in each of the two games is original.
  • The released version of FUBAR has original tunes.
    • The prototype that you might have seen on YouTube was using tunes I had commented out that didn't make the cut in the release of SameGame & Robots.
  • All the music in X-Ray & DILLIGAS is original.

I wrote them all myself.  If you're planning a future release with any of these, let me know.  I like what you've done so far.

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Since we all like competitions, and there seems to be quite a number of musically skilled people here, how about a for-fun competition in the near future in making original music of any genre? Or perhaps on a theme, without it becoming covers. I'm thinking IntyBASIC + Arnauld's tracker would be two of the possible output formats, though of course if anyone has their own ML music routine it would work too.

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off topic? Well, it surely is. And is also a necrobump.

 

I totally forgot about the thread I started ages ago about the non-original music in Intellivision games. I stopped updating it but it can still be useful nonetheless

 

 

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