Richard McDonald, who has recently joined us as a contributing writer for OSV, has informed me of an indie game he is writing the music for … granted it gets funded, crowdsourcing style. Tales n’ Tactics is a strategy game for PC that I think the developers, Arcane Wrench Entertainment, can explain better than I can:
Tales n’ Tactics is an old-school turn-based strategy game in which you control up to four champions, which is either Human, Elf, Dwarf, Orc, Undead or Demon, in a quest for victory. Conquer towns, clear dungeons or just explore the randomly generated maps. Each game can be won by completing certain objectives which are generated randomly for you or that you have chosen yourself in the beginning of a game. You can play either alone or with your friends, on one computer via hot seat-mode or online! All this is presented in cozy, retro graphics with fitting “old-school” music.
Tales n’ Tactics is utilizing Indiegogo as their crowdsourcing platform. To that end, Richard has released 2 preview tracks on his Soundcloud account to help promote the campaign:
The “Human City Theme” preview is piano-heavy and has a lot of great 20th century impressionist style to it (i.e. — it sounds like Masashi Hamauzu, SaGa Frontier II etc).
You can check out the Indiegogo campaign HERE. They’re doing a flex-funding campaign, so the goal does not have to be reached for funds to be released. Support starts with as little as $4, and rewards start with the soundtrack alone for $7, the game alone for $8, the game and soundtrack for $13, and (of course) some crazy rewards for high-dollar contributions. You guys know how these things go. If you’re at all interested, please support, and thank you!Tags: 8-Bit, Arcane Wrench Entertainment, Crowdsourcing, Game Music, Indiegogo, Retro, Richard McDonald, Strategy, Tales n' Tactics