An Unexpectedly Eventful Week: A P O T H E O S I S Victory and Game Over Themes, Tales of Zale on Newgrounds and Ryan's Sound Design Commentary, and Introducing Sif Perlt Savery AKA Hikarian to the JabunAudio Partners Page
To my great surprise, this week has been very eventful at JabunAudio! There's much news to tell and media to share so I'll get right to it! Here's an early update!
Firstly, this week has been the first time in MONTHS that I'd had some spare time to work on composition commissions, so this week, I took some time to compose the Victory and Game Over themes for the A P O T H E O S I S game by Lars Warink. This completes all the pieces necessary for a fully functional demo of the game, which I'm very excited to see having played and beta tested some of the game so far. No ETA on when a demo is expected, but hopefully in the not too distant future, and I'll keep you updated. Music-wise, all that's left for me to compose are the Level 2 & 3 themes, the Final Boss Fight, and the credits music, but these can wait until after the demo's out. I've only got the brief for the final boss fight anyways, so that's the only one I can work on at the moment, but it's no rush. Anyways, I hope you enjoy the sounds of success and failure presented to you below and feel free to follow the game's development using the links in the SoundCloud descriptions.
Onto animation news, Tales of Zale by Hikarian was released on Newgrounds this week and can be viewed, reviewed, and rated HERE. Additionally, Ryan Stunkel, one of the sound designers / foley artists for Tales of Zale, made this Sound Design Commentary video with the other sound designer / foley artist, Mackubin Owens. I was invited to participate but unfortunately wasn't able to attend due to equipment troubles, but hopefully I'll be there for the next episode. Nevertheless it's a fun and interesting look into the Sound Design behind this animation as well as foley work in general and a good watch if you're interested in any of those things. Feel free to check it out below:
Lastly in the main news for this week, I'm proud to introduce Sif Perlt Savery to the JabunAudio Partners page. It was great to work closely with her on Tales of Zale Episode 1 and I look forward to working with her again in future projects. The JabunAudio Partners page is still under construction and missing some key players, but I hope to get it up to date soon.
That's it for this week. What's lined up for the future? Well there's still the latest Dinosaur animation from Fun Station 4 Kidz, but I'm not sure when I'll be asked to start on that, and Tales of Zale Episode 2 has a soft release date of August 2015 so I won't be doing much with that until Summer . Now that my commission work's in order, I aim to start work on my own music again, both Jabun and Better Than The Book. I hope to be releasing an EP later this year for each of them so I best get started! Soo excited to be working on it again! It's been waay to long!
I keep on saying "There may not be an update next week" and yet there always seems to be something to say, so I'll just leave the fates to do whatever. There won't be an update this Saturday since I'm away for a Valentine's Day weekend (Yay), so the next update will likely be on Saturday 21st. What'll happen in the mean time? I have no idea, but until then, keep having fun and thank you for supporting JabunAudio and my projects. Take care!
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