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Hello Everyone,

Let me first apologize if i posted this in the wrong topic (the question concerns adding music to a game and asking for advice on what direction to go). I am currently working on a very small and simple game. As I am one of those developers which always starts big great projects which nobody hears from again :). This time I wanted to set a goal for myself to actually create (and finish) a simple game and learn something new (unity in my case).

The game is almost finished but it is lacking a very important part: MUSIC !!!. I have been looking at various music sources online but I cannot find any music that fits my game. Not saying it doesn't exists but for some reason I am very bad at picking out what music fits with this kind of game, i guess i am just not creative in that way. So thats why I wanted to ask the community for some pointers / directions especially with all the professionals in here.

Quick sum of what I am looking for:
- Music should be royalty free
- Music should allow commercial use (game will be free with a single In-App purchase to add 2 more gamemodes (will be approx 1 dollar))
- Should fit the game
- Would be prepared to pay for the music (but budget is really small approx 20 euros (which is imho almost an insult to artists))

Questions:
- Should I add multiple songs to my game (to add some variety) or should I stick with 1 (soundtrack style) song?
- What genre would fit this kind of game (was thinking about chiptune style mixed with modern samples mixed in, but I really have no idea)

A video of the gameplay of the game (unpolished): Youtube Link

With kind regards,

Ferry (aka StaticCube / ProtoThis)

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Posted (edited)

 

Your game could use a few songs, or even multiple song cues in one long song as the pace gets more intense. I definitely hear synthy electronic kind of music kinda like cube runner:

 

 

portfolio: sonascenicaudio.wixsite.com/website
email: sonascenicaudio@gmail.com
 
Looking forward to hearing from you and best of wishes regardless on your project.
 
Edited by SonaScenic

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Hi SonaScenic,

Thank you very much for your reply. Looking at the cube runner video that is indeed the style I am looking for :-). 

The increasing the intensity part sounds really cool. The game basically starts out slow gets faster and faster. (Although there is an option to instantly set the game to 75% of the highscores speed increase).

Any tips on how to find / create a soundtrack like this would I need to find multiple samples which go together and stitch them together?

Also increasing intensity doesn't necessarily mean faster right it could also mean that the song has more instruments / more chaos right,

With kind regards

Ferry

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Posted (edited)

It depends on how your gameplay works. Does speed increase at a fixed rate (does the speed increase no matter what the same way every time), or is it affected by gameplay (the player's movement/choices in the game). If it increases at a fixed rate, yes you could just intensify the song by adding more instruments. It really would be no trouble to me to write something for you. I could use this for my portfolio and that would be greatly appreciated! :D:D:D

Edited by SonaScenic

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Hi SonaScenic,

Would really appreciate your help on this one, will send you some details on the game this evening :) . (at work atm so not much I can do yet ;)).

With kind regards,

Ferry

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