It’s my birthday, so what better time to share a bit of good news? If I had my way, Nebula Rescue would be out yesterday, but I am still tweaking and adding the last details. But while you wait for the game, here is the freshly released soundtrack! The two tracks featured in the game are now a mini digital album, including an extended version of the menu track, “Making Choices”.
Listen to the whole thing using the embedded player, and get a copy of the entire soundtrack for $1.99 (or more) via Bandcamp.
As for the game itself, it’s really down to the final details now. I had one persistent bug that took two full days to hunt down, but the game plays the way it’s supposed to now, and the difficulty level is balanced how I want it. I still need to add a few sound effects, and Nebula Rescue will be ready to head to the App Store for approval.
Don’t forget that you can “Like” Nebula Rescue on Facebook too – there’s even an email signup, if you want notification when the game goes live (or consideration for a free promo/review copy).
Deepest Dungeon is a song about crawling around in dungeons, killing monsters and collecting loot. Or what some people call “a great way to spend the weekend”. It’s my second song inspired by gaming, and probably not the last…
I’m crowdsourcing, kind of.
After I wrote Save or Die, I decided to let “the crowd” (that’s you) decide whether the world needed more nerd rock songs by yours truly. I am humbled and happy to report, that there were people out there who wanted that to happen. If you’re one of them, thank you for helping me overcome my own insecurities!
Anyway, here is it, download Deepest Dungeon from Bandcamp. You get to name your own price, starting at free. Again, thank you for the support and encouragement.
Let’s rock ‘n’ roll some dice!
We watch a lot of Adult Swim in our household, which also means watching a lot of Family Guy and American Dad. After a few years of this, I have come to the conclusion that Seth MacFarlane is a creative genius (unlike the watered down kind at the Apple store). Though many people are involved in the creation of the aforementioned shows, those shows are still MacFarlane’s babies. And I am definitely a fan.
Please allow me to introduce my new song – the first in a long time – and a tribute to mr. Seth MacFarlane. The song was written, recorded and uploaded to the Interwebz in about five hours.
Kelly and I have been talking about how many television shows, movies, music videos and other pop culture treasures, that have been “tainted” by MacFarlane through references in his shows. This was a major source of inspiration for the song.
Not all the inspiration came from MacFarlane, however. In fact, two other tribute songs played a part as well. One is “Nugget Man” by Paul & Storm, which planted the idea of writing a tribute song in my head, and the classic “Song for Bob Dylan” by David Bowie. All of this was mixed together in my brain, and this is what came out. I hope you enjoy it.