Play Original Legend of Zelda 3D in Browser

sdz5aalvkwmx2mpj2as4Celebrating the 30 year anniversary of the Legend of Zelda, two programmers have created a WebGL 3D recreation of the Legend of Zelda. This is not a quick, cheap redo in 3D, it is incredibly faithful to the original and very polished graphically.

The fact that its all been done in Java script and you can play it right in your browser is also pretty awesome. Literally, just go to this page and you can play it. The controls are responsive and it really feels like the original. Enjoy.

 

 

Winter Chiptune Sale

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I’m holding a special sale for the winter months (December to February) on all chiptune orders. You’ll be able to get 25% off anything you order. There are no limitations. You could order one song or 20 songs, straight chip style or a blended modern sound. Mastering and mixing is also included. Take advantage now! Just drop an email to beatscribes@gmail.com with your needs.

MTRD – A minimalist tribute to NES Metroid with Music and Sound by Beatscribe

I’m happy to announce the results of our entry into the GameJolt MetroidJam competition. I did some ANSI art and all the music and sfx using Plogue chip sounds. MTRD is a minimalist take on the NES original. The graphics are fully ANSI-based and the music confines to the classic console. For me, it’s a double hit of nostalgia with the music and the text graphics.

The game jams gamejolt puts on are awesome. It’s great practice for programmers to work under deadlines and developer fast and efficiently. Some awesome games have come out of these jams and you should check them out. I worked with the talented Will Smith who did a great job in making a bunch of text characters really feel like the beloved classic.
MTRD is free and you can play it right now. It’s a quick hour-tops play. Go get it today! The soundtrack is free as well and comes with a bonus track if you grab it off Bandcamp. Aside from sticking to the NES chip’s limitations,  I also stuck to some of the classic Metroid sound design choices (no ARPs, very little vibrato, no dcpm samples).
The soundtrack includes abstract 8-bit covers of tunes from Metroid Prime and Super Metroid as well. It’s free so if you love the original game’s tunes check these out!

VideoGameDJ.com Relaunched Today

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Cutman has been a staple of the vgm remix and chiptune scene for some time with his awesome site VideoGameDJ.com and also the “This Week In Chiptune” podcast. As of today the site is being relaunched with all new content. More authors are signed on (I will continue to occasionally contribute stuff) and they’ll be lots great news, tutorials, rom hack lists and other things you’ve come to love from the site. Go and check it out today.

Beatscribe featured on uWin compilation now out on uCollective

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 7.01.45 AMIm very honored to share a release with some excellent and talented chip artists on the latest µCollective release “µWin“. It’s possibly the most diverse release I’ve ever been a part of. It features many submissions for Chiptunes=Win and especially seems to highlight less standard styles of Chiptunes music.

This is not a dance best kind of album, it has all kinds of tracks. Many of the tracks have a very moody and atmospheric feel which is just awesome. Some standout tracks in my opinion are Kubikami’s The Bothersomeness, Jentu’s Luna, and Evaleigh’s Apathy Syndrome. There’s so much variety its hard to pick a few to highlight.

My submission, “offline hours” is no exception. It’s one of the slowest pieces I’ve ever made. I wanted to make a Dave Gilmour style piece using the SNES. The entire thing is composed with only ten samples, most of them under a second in length. It really shows what the SNES was capable doing. These sounds come from a variety of games but I tries not to use them in their most standard way. I think I bent as many sounds as possible out of that tiny guitar harmonic sample. Go grab a copy today and keep supporting this awesome net label.
If you’re interested in making your own SNES tunes, this post from the past will get you started.

Spiddekauga Games Trailer for Voider – Upcoming Game With Beatscribe Music

This game is looking pretty sweet. The soundtrack is totally inspired by Metroid Prime and I think its some of my finest ambient-ish work. I will post more details soon.

Starship Rubicon Round Table Interview with Wick and Beatscribe

Wick and I sat down with Jon from Cheerful Ghost to talk about our involvements with Rubicon and Starship Rubicon. It was a lot of fun! Check out all their latest stuff here.

Darshin Studios Drive-By Fruiting Trailer

Property of Darshin Studios.

Music, Sound and Voice talent direction by Beatscribe.

Lucky Kat Studios releases Nom Cat with Beatscribe Sound and Music

I am back from hiatus to announce a new game just released with my productions. We are approaching a cat singularity on the Internets. And with good reason. Cats are awesome. Nom Cat is a new game from Lucky Kat studios where you have to feed our furry friends and help them avoid bombs. The game has a variety of backgrounds and lots of cool items you can buy to dress up your cat (I love the fro particularly). The gameplay is simple but harder than it looks initially.

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For the music we mostly used the DMG-01 chip from the gameboy but added a few more layers than you’d get out of the real gameboy. One of the challenges was creating an accordion sound for the France level in 8-bit chip limitations. Since the accordion is a very imprecise instrument, it helped to use multiple pulses with different attack rates at different octaves. It gave it that slightly ‘sloppy’ feeling that defined such a organic instrument like the accordion.

The game also includes avatars of famous instagram cats, check #instanomcat to see all the celebrity cats available. Some of the proceeds also go to help cat charities, so you can’t go wrong with this! Get this game right meow!

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Taking a Small Hiatus

I will be moving to a new place. So I won’t be taking orders until about May 25th. Any open jobs are being finished today. Thanks for your understanding.