Composition

Mr. Mine Gameplay Soundtrack

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Developer: Austin Oblouk, Playsaurus
Release Date: October 21st 2021
Platforms: PC, Steam, Mobile (Late 2021)
Website: https://mrmine.com/

Mr. Mine is an idle, mining game created by Austin Oblouk of Playsaurus. In the game, the player controls a mining operation that includes a drilling machine, mine workers, an oil rig and other assets that contribute to one drilling further toward the Earth’s core. Along the way, one may collect raw materials to enhance equipment, hire mining managers, collect treasures, encounter enemies, and more.

Playsaurus hired me to compose a unique soundtrack for their extensive gameplay. The music needed to be ambient enough to sit in the background, but also continually loop without becoming an ear sore to the listener. After nearly a dozen iterations, I delivered a 5+ minute, pleasing, harmonious and ambient soundtrack. Hopefully it’s one for the ages.

Special thanks to Austin at Playsaurus for providing me the opportunity to work on this game. It was a blast and I cannot wait to work on the next one!

(Content below is from the developer)

Description

Get rich or die mining! Idle your way through the mines, unearth treasures, and discover what great mysteries lie in the depths below!

Features

Over 100+ drill upgrades to unlock as you progress through the mines!

Many unique buildings to encounter with special mechanics to help you dig faster and get further!

Lots of quests to complete and achievements to unlock

Hire scientists to find rare relics to help you progress further.

  • Many Secret encounters. Can you find them all?
  • Chests with hidden upgrades.
  • Unlock new features the deeper you go. Discover them all!
  • Afraid of federally induced inflation? Mine tons of precious gems and ores to make your billions! Klang Gang!
  • Updated artwork & rebalanced progression from the original!

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Images are the property of Playsaurus Inc.

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Arcade Runner – iOS Game

Game: Arcade Runner
Developer: Realmac Software / Daniel Counsell
Website: realmacsoftware.com
Retailers: iTunes

Arcade Runner is a fast paced minimal style game with a gloriously 80’s soundtrack. Help Cubie run and jump his way to safety, but watch out for those dastardly enemies along the way.

One-tap easy-to-learn controls. Clean minimal visuals and addictive gameplay.

Easy to pick-up, hard to master.


Contribution:
  • Composed soundtrack
  • Produced synthetic in-game sound effects

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Description, music, video, and images are the property of Dan Counsell.
Visit dancounsell.com/games/arcaderunner for more information.

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HoloKart – Hololens Game

Developer: Charnas Engineering
Website: iancharnas.com

HoloKart is an augmented reality (AR) racing game prototype focused on providing consumers with a real-life simulation of Super Mario Kart. The prototype pairs go-karts and Microsoft’s HoloLens.

In the game, players wearing Hololens reality headsets and drive around a live go-kart track. They can pick up virtual items and use them enhance their own karts or to slow the progress of competing racers.


Contribution

  • Composed complete musical score in the vein of Super Mario Kart
  • Produced a mixture of synthetic and live sound effects to accompany visual effects

Visit iancharnas.com/holokart for more information.

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Almost Impossible! 2 – iOS Game

Developer: Daniel Counsell
Website: realmacsoftware.com
Retailers: iTunes

Almost Impossible! 2 is the follow-up to the previous chart topping game of the same name. Almost Impossible! 2 is a side-scrolling atmospheric puzzle platformer, built specifically for iOS. Guide a small ball of light on a dangerous journey.


Contribution:
  • Composed musical score
  • Produced synthetic sound effects

* Description, video, and images are the property of Dan Counsell.
Visit dancounsell.com/games/almostimpossible2 for more information.

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Toliti – iOS Word Game

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Game: Toliti
Developer: Top App D.O.O.
Website: facebook.com/wordgametoliti/
Retailers: App Store

(From the developer) Toliti – fun and educational new word game that will take you on a journey through stunning landscapes discovering new words along with improving your vocabulary and spelling skills.

The goal of the game is to find hidden words in a grid. To assemble a word just swipe the letters in any directions. You have three minutes to find as many as you can.

Want to train your brain to think and learn faster while having fun? Join the cute honey bee TOLITI and let the adventure begin!

  • Easy to play but challenging to master
  • Over hundred thousand words hidden
  • Different goal on each level
  • Superpowers to help you crack challenging levels
  • Daily rewards
  • No internet connection needed

Contribution:

• Composed complete musical score
• Created sound effects




* Description, music, video, and images are the property of Top App D.O.O.
Visit topapp.si/ for more information.

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SpellMiner iOS Game

Game: SpellMiner
Developer: Silas Faltus
Website: appadvice.com/app/spellminer/
Retailers: App Store

Released: July 2017
Description:
SpellMiner is an addictively fun, fast-paced word game loaded with power-ups and bonuses! Swipe the letters to clear words and mine deeper for more gold and bonuses. Spell longer words to spawn power letters that create massive explosions, rain down fire, boost your point multiplier, or freeze gameplay to give you extra time. Work your fingers quickly to build up a word combo for gold bonuses and a huge score that will leave your opponent astonished. Strategically use the point multiplier letters to create words worth a vast number of points.

Each round of gameplay flies by in two minutes. Challenge a friend or an auto-match opponent to a 3 round match and take your turns whenever you have a couple of minutes free. Each week, battle with your tourney friends for the top tourney round score. The winner takes the coin pot, along with bragging rights of course!

Loaded with player and round stats and packed with achievements that will challenge even the nimblest of finger and mind!


Contribution:

• Composed complete musical score
• Created sound effects




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Escape Puzzle: New Dawn – Mobile Game

Game: Escape Puzzle: New Dawn
Developer: Big Giant Games
Website: biggiant-games.com/
Retailers: App Store | Google Play!

Released: July 2016
Description:
Join Samantha and Gordon in an all new adventure!

Your mission is to obtain a vaccine from the New Dawn facility, claimed to be the only chance of protecting people from the devastating effects of the Torroto virus, which appears to have been developed as a biological weapon and is now spreading on a number of islands in the Pacific and is headed toward Hawaii.

Features
• Tricky and challenging puzzles!
• Gorgeous graphics!
• It’s FREE!
• No signup’s required, just download and install!

Enjoy this fun adventure escape game!



Contribution:

Composed complete musical score

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Sanctuary


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RGB Podcast

Client: Hipster Pixel
Website: hipsterpixel.co/rgb/
Retailers: Free on iTunes, Overcast, and Pocket Casts

Released: March 2016
Description: You are looking for a great podcast with an original, never-before seen concept of “two guys talking tech”? Well, look no further!

RGB is the podcast of Hipster Pixel where Tyler and Alexandre discuss the news of the day, talk about their latest gadget adventures and propose new workflows and tips to make your life easier as well as the occasional coffee discussion.


Contribution:
Music Producer – Composed Intro/Outro Music

RGB Podcast – Ep. 004


The podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from hipsterpixel.co, which is the property of its owner.

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The SockKids

Client: Trailer To The Stars | Michael Sullivan
Released: March 2016

(From the producer)
In this multi-colored illustrated and animated children’s video and book series, The SockKids, readers and viewers follow the Socker family through many exciting adventures. The SockKids teach about how bullying hurts everyone to understanding why some children are sometimes afraid to go to school to showing our differences are what make us each special. The uniqueness of The SockKids is displayed through their many colors and wonderful personalities as they sometimes time travel through the spin cycle of a washer. It is during these journeys the SockKids champion all children and all cultures.

Perhaps you’ll wonder where your missing sock has gone. You’ll have to look no where else but here — as your socks could be traveling with the SockKids on a cool adventure!

Children and their parents will be drawn to the diversity of the family and the universal and timeless lessons they teach: don’t be afraid of new experiences; treat others as you would like to be treated, and of course, beware of the spin cycle!

Contribution:

Composed, recorded and produced underscore music (not opening music), sourced sound effects (foley artist), mixed and mastered final audio for the “The SockKids Learn How to Prevent Bullying” episode, produced by Trailer To The Stars.



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Clone Armies

Client: Elecube
Website:
clonearmies.elecu.be/
Retailers: App Store | Google Play!

Released: December 2015
Description: This is not your everyday 2D shooter. Clone Armies are different, new and fresh!
Remember how frequently did you smash restart button in action shooters, when something went terribly wrong and you died? In our game, you will probably do the same – but there is ONE big difference – your previous tries will back you up! Every additional clone will copy exact same moves you did, when you were playing as it.

Choose between many different units ranging from minigun wielding soldier to jet-pack or tank and use this unique mechanics along with your creativity to find one of the hundred ways to complete challenging missions in Clone Armies. Lead your army against the enemy with red hat and mustache!

Features:
– Unique game mechanics you’ve never seen before
– Easy and simple controls
– Various units with unique stats and abilities
– Many fun and challenging missions with increasing difficulty
– Multiple game mods + special Endless Mode where you can compete with other players
– Variety of hats and efects you can obtain to decorate your army of clones



Contribution:

Composed music

Clone Lab
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Innoveights Podcast

Client: Innoveights with Michael Mode
Website: innoveights.com
Retailers: Free on SoundCloud

Released: November 2015
Description: Creative conversations hosted by Michael Mode. New episodes on the 8th, 18th, and 28th.

Contribution:
Music Producer – Composed Intro/Outro Music

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Almost Impossible!

Developer: Dan Counsell
Developer Website: realmacsoftware.com
Retailers: iTunes

Released: October 2015
Description:
“Catchy chiptune music, and addictive gameplay” — Beautiful Pixels
“Beautiful hardcore platformer” — iPlayApps.de
“Extremely well-polished, addictive and frustrating in the best possible way.” — Noted
“Almost Impossible! has one of the best control system in any iOS platform game I’ve played.” — En 25 Megas

Almost Impossible is the perfect casual game, easy to pick up, yet insanely addictive. You have been warned!

Almost Impossible is a side-scrolling atmospheric puzzle platform, built especially for touch screen devices. Guide a small ball of light on a dangerous journey, be careful, the road ahead is extremely challenging. Some may say it’s Almost Impossible!

With 50 action packed levels, Almost Impossible! is the most splendid game you’ll pick up this week!

FEATURES:
– 50 almost impossible levels (more levels coming soon…)
– Beautifully crafted retro future graphics
– Challenging and addictive gameplay
– Splendid real-time physics engine
– Beat your friends score with Game Center

Follow @dancounsell for updates and support.

Contribution:

Composed complete soundtrack and gameplay sound effects.



Almost Impossible OST Cover

Get the official soundtrack on Bandcamp!


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