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Title: Remix Virt Contest for Award Winning Videogame Retro City Rampage (Mar15,'11)
Post by: m0d on January 14, 2011, 00:33:25
From post on our forums:

I'm one of the three composers on the game Retro City Rampage.  It has just been nominated for excellence in audio by the Independent Games Festival (basically the Sundance/Cannes for gaming).  We've decided to run a remix competition for the theme song and even give out the actual source file for the song.

Read on...

virt's original .it file is here:  :o ( :o

I've been working in videogames since '94 and was lucky enough to score the multi-award winning Canadian documentary The Corporation and can definitely say that this could be an amazing opportunity to anyone wishing to enter the videogame industry.  The competition will be hard as we are sending out the invite to many talented composers around the world.  We look forward to hearing your mixes!

All the details for the competition are here: (

Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm PST March 15th, 2011.
The winners will be announced by March 21st, 2011.

Leonard J. Paul
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Title: RCRampage Launches 1st Official Soundcloud Videogame Remix Compo - $400+ Prizes!
Post by: freakydna on January 28, 2011, 17:00:48
With some help from the gracious folks at Soundcloud, we've been able to sweeten the pot for everyone remixing the Retro City Rampage title song.

The first place winner will now receive a Soundcloud Pro account (€250/$340 USD) and the 2nd and 3rd place remixers will win a Lite account (€29/$40 USD).  This is in addition to the signed cartridge case for the first place winner and signed cartridge stickers for the 2nd and 3rd place contestants already offered in the contest.

For those of you that need a bit more time, we've also extended the contest deadline by two weeks to March 28, 2011 so there's no reason not to submit your prize winning mix !

Of course people remixing the .it will still be able to win any (and possibly all) the prizes. ;D

Remix details :
Soundcloud :
Title: Re: Remix Virt Contest for Award Winning Videogame Retro City Rampage (Mar15,'11)
Post by: freakydna on February 26, 2011, 20:44:23
Retro City Rampage will be at the Game Developer's Conference from March 2-4, 2011.  If you're attending and would like to see the game, make sure to swing by the IGF showcase.  Brian will be giving a talk about the game as well on March 1st:

We've received some early entries from SoundCloud:
We look forward to hearing more .it and other mod remixes.  See the main page for more details on how to email in your .it entry:

- Freaky DNA
Title: Re: Remix Virt Contest for Award Winning Videogame Retro City Rampage (Mar15,'11)
Post by: freakydna on March 15, 2011, 18:40:12
Less than two weeks left to win the RetroCR Remix Compo

$400+ in prizes !

Details : (

Entries already streaming in & looking forward to hearing your entry soon !

Join the Retro City Rampage Group and listen to some of the entries to beat : (

We'd be more than happy if you submit the .it to us on our page and we can upload it to the SoundCloud if you don't have an account.

DUE: March 28, 2011

- fDNA
Title: Re: Remix Virt Contest for Award Winning Videogame Retro City Rampage (Mar15,'11)
Post by: freakydna on March 22, 2011, 23:37:54
Just one week left for the Retro City Rampage Remix Competition.

DUE: Monday March 28th.  :o

I've included a link (below) to a MIDI file that is an approximation of virt's original score in .it format. It attempts to preserve the volume modulation, note cuts and the many pitch bends. It does not try to capture the pulse width modulations, slight variations in plucked and normal instrumentation and a few other finer details.

There's likely some errors as I needed to (painstakingly/carefully) transcribe it bend-by-bend by hand in an effort to get even more people to try to remix the song.

The MIDI format has difficulties with pitch bend values in general, so you'll need to match the pitch bend range of the MIDI file to one octave of bend in your DAW of choice. There is a calibration bend at the start of the third channel (triangle wave) that goes up to +1 octave and holds it for a bit so you should hear a similar shift when using it in your remix.

The channels are: 1- Pulse1, 2-Pulse2, 3-Triangle, 4-Noise(hi hats), 5-Kick, 6-Tom, 7-Snare

I've also included a complete zipped FL Studio version for those of you that use FL.


FL Studio:

- Freaky DNA