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Archive for 2010

We got the German Developer Award for Best Soundtrack 2010 (A New Beginning)

We are amazed to announce that we received the German Developer Award (Entwicklerpreis) in the category Best Soundtrack last night, despite very strong other nominees. Awarded was our work for “A New Beginning” by Daedalic/Deep Silver. Clearly the biggest award we can hope to get in our country.

Daniel and Dominik with their borrowed trophies, Daedalic with their intrinsic awesomeness

Daniel and Dominik with their borrowed trophies, Daedalic with their intrinsic awesomeness

Once again a little thank you to Daedalic for their trust and the chance, to Periscope for their work on the prototype soundtrack, and to the 200 people or so who shook our hands last night. What an awesome night!

My little thank-you speech (German), uploaded by Adventuretreff

ALSO, our friends of Sluggerfly and Rated A managed to grab 1st/3rd place of the Gamesload Newcomer Award for Night of Joeanne/Corporate Property, respectively. For both games we had the honor to help out with music and sounds, in the latter case we even provided the voice over. So, we actually were allowed to enter the stage 3 times, how awesome is that, really, so nice of you guys. Big heartfelt congrats!

Official Demo Song for Sample Library “Metallurgy” by Cinesamples

I was asked to provide an official demo song for a sample library: Metallurgy by Cinesamples based in USA. What an honor!

You can check out the library and the demo song “Droid Army Awakes” (end of the page) at the Cinesamples page.

– Daniel

Soundtrack of “A New Beginning” nominated for German Developer Award

“A New Beginning” is nominated for Best Score @ Deutscher Entwicklerpreis, which will be held on December 1st at Essen. It is also nominated for Best Game and Best Story. This nomination is really wonderful, thanks!

Medientage München Video now uploaded

We added the Medientage München video, which we helped storyboarding and provided music for, to our page Watch. You can also check it out below.

Thanks to awesome artist Erasmus Brosdau for the graphics, and to the Medientage crew for the extreme honor!

We provided this alternative music for the massive event in its 24th year, with everyone who is someone in Germany’s media industry, heads of every TV Channel and newspaper, 8 ministers, a lot of TV teams… Wow. I was a little bit awed when I attended the event.

The first jingle was provided by no other than Mr. Klaus Doldinger, one of Germany’s most famous composers (Tatort, Das Boot, Neverending Story), and is still used alternately. Cool to be connected to all that!

New Music for Medientage München

Today is the last day of Medientage München 2010, the big media congress in Munich, Germany. We were asked to provide music for a new intro video to add to the old one as an alternative.

As the event has reached its 24th year, the original music jingle is not becoming younger, either. It was composed by legendary Klaus Doldinger (Tatort, Das Boot, Neverending Story), so it was a big honor for me to provide the new music! Add to that the size of the event (with the heads of all national TV Channels and newspapers and 8 ministers present)…

Will post the new video soon, will have to wait for permission. 🙂

[EDIT] We have now uploaded the video.

Gamestar review likes our music

“The exceedingly well fitting soundtrack with its soulful and fantastic themes plays a big part in creating this atmosphere…”

…says the review of A New Beginning in this month’s Gamestar, the most important German magazines for games in my opinion. They gave the game an awesome 84%, and an award for Special Atmosphere.

Gamestar is one of the few magazines that evaluates and lists the audio part of the rating separately. For the sound they awarded 9 of 10 points, listing “very atmospheric music” as a plus, and no complains about music or sound (which we delivered). 9 of 10 was the highest sound rating they gave this issue.

We were interviewed by DarkFrequenzy at Gamescom

The Knights of Soundtrack, Dominik and me, were interviewed by LiveWire at the Gamescom , the technology and game program of Dark Frequenzy. It’s audio and it’s in German. Here you can listen to it: