There is a magical place out there, friends. A place where Game Boys frolic alongside guitars, and NES decks and drum kits gambol about in perfect, kickass harmony. It’s called Blip Festival, and it is the center of the chiptune universe. We have been there, we have seen it, we have returned alive, and we are ready to report on the wonders we have seen.
Blip Festival, Part 1
We talk to Albino Ghost Monkey, Little-Scale, Je Deviens DJ en Trois Jours, Fighter X, and Failotron about how they got started in chiptunes and what tools they use to make their music and check out performances by Hally and Albino Ghost Monkey.
Albino Ghost Monkey – LINK
Je Deviens DJ en 3 Jours - LINK
FIGHTER X - LINK
Failotron - LINK
Little-Scale - LINK
Hally - LINK
Nanoloop - LINK
LSDJ - LINK
Interview: Chris Osborn, Gaijin Games
We talk to Chris about the creation of Commander Video, why they decided on the Wii for the Bit.Trip series, and the game they created live at the show with Robotube, Bit.Tonik.
Free Indie Countdown
#3 – Neva – Windows, Plaformer/Rhythm, Imaginable Tales, LINK
Suggested by Khorzon
#2 – Super Vampire Ninja Zero – Windows, Beat ‘Em Up, Batovi Games Studio, LINK
#1 – Voltorometer Recharged – Windows, Platformer, Inkidia, LINK
Suggested by Arcane21
Feedback: Best Games Based on Comic Books
Comic books and video games: you’d think they’d go together like chocolate and peanut butter – so why is it so hard to find a good one? We asked you to help us out by chiming in with your favorites.
Next week’s Feedback question: What classic game has the best chiptune soundtrack? Weigh in with a video or audio comment on www.Bytejacker.com or leave a message on our hotline: (530) 675-GAME
Free Indie Rapid Fire
Bonkers in the Sewers – Windows, Platformer, Lazrael – LINK
Little Rocket – Flash, Arcade, Animals Play Games – LINK
Paradox Embrace – Flash, Platformer, Steve Castro/Jay Ziebarth/Caulder Bradford – LINK
This Week’s Music:
The J. Arthur Keenes Band
“Spirit Square” and “Funky Fruitstand”
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