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  1. The art is spectacular. Very warm, rusty, and metallic. The steampunk theme is used very creatively.
  2. Martin Wilde's Audio Programming Book

    Yes, it's the 2004 book. To be honest, I know very little about audio programming which is why I'm reading up on it. Not even sure how relevant it is since it is 10 years old! But, I'm deep into learn C++ so learning how this book build a basic audio engine with C++ can't hurt. I hope? 
  3. Martin Wilde's Audio Programming Book

    Damn, that was lucky :)
  4. Oddly specific shot in the dark here. Just started reading Martin D. Wilde's audio programming for interactive games book. I bought it used, but it did not come with its accompaniment CD. I'm not sure how ethical this is, but does anybody out there happen to have the CD to this book they could upload to me? Or anyone know how I can contact the author? Again, I paid for the book, but got ripped off from getting the CD. Woe is me! By the way, the book is great so far for those interested in the topic!
  5. Excubitor - Action Tower Defense Game

    This looks awesome! I'll vote on Greenlight.
  6. This is excellent information. Thank you!       I'm guessing virtual music means not using live players. So 54% of music are sample libraries or synths, even on large budget games. 
  7. Punch Club (ex. VHS Story)

    Nostalgia is over 9000. Great work guys! I'll definitely be following this.
  8. Crossing Souls, an A-RPG with an 80s looking style

    Dude, I love this! Very unique and loyal to your distinct style. I also get a the feeling it will tug at one's emotions a bit. Being an 80's kid (and Cali resident) I'm looking forward to this!
  9. Need some feedback

    Great tracks! I love the first one -- very beautiful. I like the use of recorded atmospheric sounds as well.   I would have to respectfully disagree with Keith. Minimalism is great! You hear it all of the time in today's music particularly in games and film for good reason. Yes, popular music hooks you into listening to the music, but sometimes that's the last thing you want! That can distract from the actual game and kill the total game immersion. Sometimes music is designed purely to make the listener feel something without actually being noticed. Also, can you make awesome music with only using one repetitive rhythm? Of course, composing is cool like that. Limitations like that are great opportunities for creativity.   Of course, it all depends on what the context calls for. Sometimes you want your music to evolve and change a lot, but sometimes you don't (and everything inbetween!). There are no set rules in my opinion. :)   In any case, enjoyed your tracks! Do your two high energy tracks need to change/evolve more? I think it would work as is, but if you wanted to go that route you could consider changing things other than your rhythmic theme, like: more dynamic variety, using more variety of instrumentation, adding controlled modulation/filters to some synths for added musicality, etc. Plenty of things to manipulate if you still wanted to add more interest. The sky's the limit. 
  10. [WIP] Witanlore: Dreamtime

    This looks like a really deep concept and amazing art! I'll be donating for sure.
  11. Audio Programming for the Non-programmer

    Thanks Valoon! So, it looks like starting with C# within Unity is the best bet for me. Once I get a grasp on that I may then look into C/C++. For now, I just want to learn how to implement my audio and FMOD projects in the game code and go from there. That way when the game is release I can go all Shake'n Bake and scream "and I helped!" :)   I've bought a couple books and it's actually quite invigorating stuff so far! So, what tuts would anyone recomend to learn C# (for the first-time programmer) within Unity. I'll be learning on a mac so all of the visual studio tuts won't help me much anyways. 
  12. map borders in an open world game

    Challenges are an opportunity for creative solutions sometimes. Seems like you could be creative with it. For example, there's a radiation zone or an endless dry desert. Spend too much time and you pass out and wake up in a hospital or something (just an example). You could combine that with the "boringworld" terrain idea? If your game has a story maybe use that for inspiration?   Or if your out of ideas use the Pac-man technique :)
  13. A Guide To Midi Orchestration

    Very useful. Thanks Sam. :)
  14. Audio Programming for the Non-programmer

    Valoon, that was explained really well, thanks. From what I understand C# is a bit easier to learn and it is used in Unity -- is that correct? Could I just learn within Unity at least initially?   Also, just a bit confused on the terminology here, but a lot of people tell me scripting is easier and more practical. Is that the same thing as what you described as implementation, Valoon?