When I was younger I used to listen to music when I was playing video games. Not the game’s OST, but actual music music. Even now I’ll listen to albums, and the game I was playing at that specific time in my life will immediately spring to mind. Just the other day I was listening to Odelay, the Beck album and all I could think of was F-Zero X. Weird, but it’s a tangible link. Our very own Anonymous Pessimist — Kotaku community regular — is trying to put together an album designed to be listened to whilst play video games, and he needs your help!
I’ll let him do the talking…
Hi, I’m James Flamestar, and I want you to give me money.
A pretty bold statement, right? Well as of today my Pozible campaign has launched for my album. A gamer album.
THIS IS KOTAKU, MAN. I hear you yelling already. WHAT DOES A MUSIC ALBUM HAVE TO DO WITH GAMING?
Well, I’m sure I’m not the only one here who is taken in by amazing game soundtracks. You remember that intro for borderlands when Ain’t no rest for the wicked kicked in by Cage the Elephant kicked in? You remember this year, walking into the airport section in Max Payne 3 and hear Tears by Health kick the action into high gear? You know the themes for The Elder Scrolls games, right? I bet you can hum that Skyrim intro right off the top of your head.
I want to recreate these grand, amazing, sweeping moments by writing an album that you can put on while you play any game, and have it enhance your playing experience.
But how can you trust my credentials? Well, I’ve been gaming and writing music since I was old enough to reach my families old knock-off Wurlitzer. I’ve been playing musical instruments since I was 4, and writing music since I was 14. Over the years I’ve built up an impressive project studio, and fast forwarding to this year I’ve been writing the soundtracks for both Anna’s Quest and Dungeon Deities. I also have the obligatory Soundcloud page with a large list of recent works (including a top secret set of the Dungeon Deities tracks… shh!).
So to get this album underway, I have set up a Pozible fundraiser. I’ve started off by asking for a modest amount with some very attractive tier reward options. If I meet the basic goal, it’s all I need to get the project done at an elbow grease, DIY level. If I exceed the goal, every little bit extra gets poured into make an even more amazing auditory experience for you when it’s ready to go.
I’m ready to pour my heart and soul into this project – I just need your help to get there.