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What happened in August?

Posted in Music by Shawn on September 7, 2012

Well, who knows what happened in August? Now that I think about it, I don’t really remember. But I can pick out a couple of key things.

I updated some elements of Tone Def again

What’s different? Well, a new font, for one. This was created at FontStruct, probably the only place I’ll go to from now on for font. You can create your own font! If you see something that someone made, but wish it could be different, you can edit it! It’s really a great font experience. The font has been updated all throughout the game, and I’m pleased with how it’s turning out.

One major change which I feel added to the game feel x10 was the addition of a custom mouse. I wish I added it earlier.

The mouse pointer for Tone Def

This isn’t just an abstract mouse pointer, however. Each thing I do for Tone Def does take a lot of thought and consideration. One thing I try and do is related everything to something musical, if possible. This mouse pointer is no exception. At the base of the pointer, you can see a conducting baton. The mouse pointer itself is an abstract version of the path a conductor’s hands/baton takes when conducting a 4/4 piece of music.

A single for Tone Def has been released

And the name of this single is called Night Bots. It’s only $1.00 and currently on the OriGaminc bandcamp page……so far, no one has purchased it….*sigh*

Well, I actually have a bunch of codes I can give out for a free download…..

But it was a fun song to make, and it’s in a really cool levelĀ  for Tone Def. It’s called Night Bots for a reason.

Monster music for other games

I’ve been asked to make music for two other developers and their games in the Philadelphia area. Needless to say, I’m extremely honored, excited, and very inspired. One game is called Monsta Punch, an iOS brawler. The title screen music, which I’m calling “My Monsta“. I still need to polish this before I can say it’s complete, but this is what it’s going to sound like.

The other game I’m composing for is called Monsters, which is actually currently being Kickstarted (so go Kickstart it) If you want to hear my track, which is currently nameless, then watch the video and wait for the actual game cutscene to start. As I am with most of my musical tracks, I’m not done with it, and will most likely finish polishing things up until I feel like I’m going crazy over that song. I also have a second track for that game which still needsĀ  to be finished.

Philosophically thinking….finally

This didn’t really happen in August, but I should probably mention this. A couple of weeks…er…months ago, I wrote this post, saying that I was going to write longer pieces based a a book called The Little Black Book of Design. And I still plan to do this. Actually, I plan to start within the next few days. It’ll almost be like going back to school, something that many others are experiencing currently. It’ll also be an excuse for me to read more about other things.

Anyway, that’s it for now. Let’s hope the next season is a bit more consistent!

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