Friday, August 31, 2012

Pulp Diction: Dev Diary - "Theme Music"

This video shows me and my twin brother Evan making the music for the game! Evan played a few different retro instruments on my Nord Electro 3 keyboard, which I have loaded up with mostly vintage sounds from the Mellotron. I love the Mellotron!

Evan also played guitar, which added a nice live feel to it.

I then played a variety of virtual instruments using the Roland GR20. It picks up the guitar strings and lets you control a plethora of instruments with it. I recorded double bass, clarinet, pizzicato strings, timpani and the lead instrument, the saxophone!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Pulp Diction: Dev Diary - "Art & Immersion"

This video explores my frustration with the mood of the game, and the ideas I came up with to create mood and atmosphere with art and music.

So much of the actual effectiveness of games happens on a psychological level, so you really need to work on a metaphor that brings everything together in the mind of the player.