Arif Games just released this great casual game for Android. We did some Amiga500 style music, but I just couldn’t resist doing a little remix with some FM bass for my soundcloud. It’s great to see how many developers are taking inspiration from the classic consoles of the 80s and 90s.
Pick it up today! [Android]
Posted by beatscribe on April 8, 2014
Hextile is a unique take on the Match3 genre. It’s sort of a combination of Tempest, Bubble Bobble and every Match3 you ever played. It works nicely! Fire your jewels into the open spots from any angle and match up 3 colors. As you take more jewels off the board, it gets trickier to match them up. Retrokit wanted to have a smooth jazzy soundtrack that isn’t overwhelming but is also fun. The end result is a lot of run and really gives the game a nice flavor. Check out this free app today. [iOs]
Posted by beatscribe on March 24, 2014
The Flappy Bird mania continues with hundreds of apps coming to the market hoping to fill the void left in our hearts by that now-missing in action addicting little game. Saving Seabo is one of the closest approximations to Flappy Bird I’ve found yet. And I’m happy to say I did the sounds. Instead of possibly copyright-infringing Super Mario pipes, this game has a tiny fishy making his way around columns of dangerous Jellyfish. It’s maybe a tad easier than Flappy Bird, but overall, it’ll satisfy your itch to play the simple yet addicting game!
Grab it now! [Android] [iOS]
Posted by beatscribe on March 14, 2014
I sometimes get distracted by the background when playing this game. Then a rolling beetle destroys me.
Space Fractal loves retro stuff as much as I do. His latest endeavor is based on an Atari classic called Snokie and plays very similarly. However, instead of going back to the time of 8-bits, he’s opted to build a more 16-bit SNES looking game with music to match. I used lots of classic synth sounds ripped straight from SNES wave tables, including Earthbound, Secret of Mana, and Kirby’s Dreamland . In the game you play as Terry, a Kiwi-looking bird who is trying to get home to find his bird freind Miwa. However, for some reason, creatures are being drawn to Terry and attacking him. The gorgeously colored outdoor levels and cavernous caves break up the atmosphere and really give you a lot to look at. There are tons of options for difficulty levels and even has a practice mode for working on the harder levels you encounter.
Karma Miwa is out for iOS, Android and the Ouya. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s basically a console that lets you play Flash games as if you were playing on a console. Pretty sweet for us fans of retro gaming. Karma Miwa is a well-crafted and fun platformer that you’ll enjoy.
[iOS] [Android] [Ouya]
Posted by beatscribe on March 14, 2014
Fun and simple, Comet Bird is a blast that is harder than it looks at the start.
Gleo Games has a few other games in the work, but if you’re missing Flappy Bird and looking for something in the same vein, their latest Android game Comet Bird will definitely hit the spot. It may seem simple at first but as you play further along, you’ll see that the challenge level really ramps up.
For the music in this one we went with some classic Super Nintendo inspired composing and synthesizers to keep you engaged and flying through space. Their next game is something totally different and loaded with some great Beatscribe tunes, so be on the look out for it soon.
Posted by beatscribe on March 12, 2014
Brain Brothers Mob released their second title today. One that recalls the high-speed excitement of classic racing games. There was a very specific sound of video game music towards the end of the 90s, one that stretches even into the consoles of the 32-bit variety and beyond. In this game we tried to capture a little bit of that classic sound that keeps you involved and energized. Check out this awesome game on the google store today! [Google Play]
Posted by beatscribe on January 21, 2014
Compression is one of the harder concepts to grasp when it comes to music production. When I was first learning, I foudn it an overwhelming to go through so many tutorials that either didn’t show practical use of compression or didn’t explain why you’d do it. So we’re going to start from the very begining and keep moving onward from there.
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Posted by beatscribe on January 7, 2014
Posted by beatscribe on December 26, 2013
Wombi continues to put out apps at a prolific rate. Their latest lush, colorful masterpieces aim for the younger audience members. Simple games for toddlers that are fill with fun tunes and sounds. Peekaboo is kind of like whack-a-mole and Spot That Animal helps kids learn the names of different farm and forest creatures. There is a surprising amount of fart sounds in Spot that Animal too!
Pick them up today! Peekaboo [iOs] [Android] | Spot That Animal [iOs] [Android]
Posted by beatscribe on December 24, 2013
Glowdot Productions has just released what is quickly becoming my favorite iOS game. Playground Wars is a colorful, unique strategy game that has lots of complexity but still is easy enough to play with one hand while sipping your coffee.
The lush playground world is full of color and character.
You play Alex, leader of a rag-tag band of kids who must defend their neighborhood playground from the mean kids from the next block over. The game recalls all sorts of childhood ‘weaponry’ such as plastic swords, split-wads, squirt guns, slingshots and other basically harmless items.
Your goal is different in each level. You might have to defend your base from a predertmined number of bullies or make your way over to their treefort and destroy it. The boss battles later in the game are amazingly epic. Huge cobbled-together cardboard tanks and robots take a true strategy to defeat. Aside from upgrading your weaponry, you can call upon various troops who serve different roles; squirt gun infantry helps hold back the enemy line and toddlers with rolled-up newspapers make up your invading footsoldier force. It’s a fun take on the genre and plays like a Star Ocean battle. All of this is compimented by spot-on voice acting and gorgeous lush backgrounds the capture the suburban wonderworld of little kids.
Boss battles are also pretty impressive! Check out that spit-wad tank gun!
The strategy elements in this game are not lacking. Each level is a day of the week with its own weather and conditions that effects gameplay. For example, squirt guns do more damage in the winter and snowy days and work less well on rainy days. Toddlers can’t be called as easily at nighttime since its past their bed time. The strategy keeps things interesting and really matters after you pass the first few levels.
I was called on to do some music late into the project so I only did a few tracks. I’m pretty happy with the result though. It was fun to make some music that was suppose to be epic and yet a little childish and fun too. I think we nailed it!
Pick it up today, it’s free! [iOS] [Android]
Posted by beatscribe on December 5, 2013