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Looking for free musician
« on: June 27, 2009, 22:39:27 »

Hi there.

I'm working on a more or less retro space scroll shooter and looking for some guys who
would contribute their music to that project. It's not ment to earn money with it, its a hobby
project, but in case it should ever be released for any kind of value, contributers are notified
and receive their part.

I have kinda impressions of what I would like.
Should be electronic, more or less "simple" to follow, straight base lines.
Kinda a harder version of this:

Feel free to post or to contact me if you are interested.

Greetings and Thanks :)


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Re: Looking for free musician
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 01:27:52 »

I've a few hundred tunes here at Modarchive, although there's a lot (lot) of crap in my list. Feel free to have a look at my music here,

I see what kind of music you're looking for and I've done a quick scan through my archive. A few tunes that you may like:
"panic attack!"
"orbital danger"
"different thinking.."
"the bungeejumper"
"outer universe"
"static electricity"
"crazy mind"
"running dirty"
"the dragon"
"the lochaber"
"Planet Unknown"

Not sure if you're looking for chiptunes specifically or if you're open to other genres as well. Anyway I included examples of both in the list. Feel free to ask for more. If you tell me which of the tunes you feel you like better I can dig up some more similar ones.

I had some music in a very cool space shooter something like a year ago. Unfortunately the programmer and creator of the game didn't finish it. (Wait, has that happened before?) It was the coolest shooter since Tyrian, though. Retro style with b/w graphics.

Will you finish your project?

Jonatan Borling (warhawk)


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Re: Looking for free musician
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2009, 09:46:40 »

Thanks for that reply.

Some tunes I can imagine quite well in the game.
Until now I have released any project I made and the only thing that made me stop to do MORE levels
had been the lack of good level-editors which in this project is deleveloped along with the gaming-engine.
Screenshot taken out of the editor is here:
(screenshot is just a test-stage and even the terrain is already replaced with a better one)
Its basically playable directly in the editor already and yea, I won't stop before releasing some playable
levels to the public. Announcing a release-date would be too early though.

Chips and Electronic music (basically I guess techno/wave) are both fitting my ideas of the game.
Comments on the tunes:
- panik attack - nice, but the "slow" parts didn't fit
- orbital danger - great one except the tune starting in pattern 7. If you can turn down volume of this one, I'd love to use it for menues
- deathtower - nice the way it is
- running dirty - fantastic one
- the lochaber - like it
- Planet Unknown - fantastic - just needs to be longer or loop some of the parts with bass

The thing is that using "modern" and "chip tunes" will probably sound weird, so I'd prefer going only
for the modern ones like orbital danger, deathtower, running dirty and Planet Unknown. 3 of 'em are very moody ones, but still great for use.
What else of that kind (or similar kind with a bit more pressure) you would offer?
And would it be fine with you that the tunes will be listed with credits accordingly and that the entire
project can be distributed free of charge at the locations I can get?


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Re: Looking for free musician
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009, 20:34:22 »

It's good to hear you aim to release it. Out of the 10-15 or so games and programs I've given or composed music to in the past 12 years I don't think one has been released as a final version.

orbital danger - The volume on that sample can be easily fixed. Thanks for pointing it out. I will look into it once I have my tracker machine up and running again. It crashed just recently and it should be up and running within a week.

Some more tunes you may want to have a look at:
"friendly danger"
"the freezebee"
"correct powerlines"
"dreaming of reality"
"rolling by"
"swampy pit"
"living oddity"

You're free to use the tunes mentioned here for your game. In case you find another tune you would like to use please ask me before if its ok to use it since some tunes I would rather you do not use.

You may use them free of charge as long as the game is free of charge. If you sell the game for money then I will be expecting a share.

It would be more convenient to use email. My address is

Jonatan Borling (warhawk)
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