Sound Design

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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Rapidweaver 7

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Client: Realmac Software
Website: realmacsoftware.com/rapidweaver/

Released: May 2016
RapidWeaver is an all-in-one Mac app that enables anyone to build websites without writing a line HTML. Build anything from a small personal site, to an online commerce store. RapidWeaver is expandable and powerful enough to grow with you and your Business.

RapidWeaver has been around for over 12 years and has been in constant development during that time. RapidWeaver also has one of the most active and thriving third party community


Contribution:

Composed custom register/unregister sound effects


From the developer: “This is possibly one of my favourite fun new features in RapidWeaver.”


RapidWeaver Features

Build anything
Build a blog, a portfolio, a website for your new business or even an online store. Anything is possible.

No Code Required
Don’t know HTML? Don’t worry. You can build an entire site without writing a single line of code.

Theme Based
RapidWaver is theme based meaning you can have a great looking site up and running in minutes.

Smart Publishing
Publishing your site has never been easier: RapidWeaver cleverly only uploads files that have changed.

Browser Compatible
All the code that RapidWeaver publishes looks great in your favourite browsers – even Internet Explorer.

SEO Optimised
RapidWeaver generates code that search engines love, and makes sure search engines know about your website.

Mix Code & Rich Text
Your content lives happily alongside any HTML code you need to use. Just paste in the code and you’re good to go.

Extend with Addons
With almost 1,000 addons available for RapidWeaver, including everything from responsive themes, to CMS and eCommerce solutions. there’s literally nothing you can’t do with RapidWeaver!

Responsive Preview
The new themes in RapidWeaver are all responsive, and to help you imagine your site at different sizes you can resize the preview area to any width you like. There’s even handy presets for iPhone and iPad widths.

Re-usable Snippets
The snippets window lets you save frequently-used pieces of code and easily re-use them on multiple projects.

Versions & Autosave
Ever found yourself needing to quickly revert a change to your website? Thanks to Versions and Autosave, it’s never been easier. For the first time, RapidWeaver allows you to browse versions of your projects.

Theme and Plugin SDKs
Developers rejoice: we publish our SDKs on GitHub so you too can build incredible addons for RapidWeaver.

Free Training Videos & Podcast
We publish free training videos and a weekly yo help you make the best websites possible.


What’s New in RapidWeaver 7?

Overhauled FTP Engine
Super fast, super reliable FTP Engine (No, really it is this time!)

FTP Path Browser
You can now visually browser your FTP server to pick a location to publish too!

Built-in Web Server
Allows you to preview your entire site locally in a browser without having to export it

SEO Health Check
RapidWeaver will analyse your site and will highlight steps you can take to improve SEO.

Banner Images
In themes that support this new feature, you can now add a custom banner image to your site, and customise it on each page. Themes that support this feature also include optimal image dimensions to help you size images.

4 Responsive New Themes
Designed by Realmac, Elixir Graphics, MultiThemes, and Yuzool!

New, modern OS X sidebar
With translucency, that shows all your pages, resources and settings in one location.

Portable Documents
You can now choose to store resources inside your RapidWeaver document, enabling you to take the project between multiple Macs.

Multiple Publishing Locations
If you need to publish projects to multiple locations, you can set these up in your project, and choose the server when publishing. RapidWeaver’s smart publishing will also keep track of changes across multiple publishing locations.

Local Publishing
The “Export” feature is something we’ve always felt should be considered a way of publishing your site, and now it is!

Project Backup
RapidWeaver can optionally create a ZIP file of your project, and upload it to your server when publishing. The file is added to a “secret” location on your server, meaning that while it is downloadable by anyone who knows the cryptic web address, it’s tricky to guess that web address.

User-selectable Addons Folder
Need to save your addons in a custom location? RapidWeaver 7 allows you to do this, and will move your addons for you! Great if you’re working between machines.

Minified Javascript and CSS
RapidWeaver can now optimise your CSS and Javascript by minifying it. Previously, RapidWeaver would remove some whitespace, but this time we’re actually optimising it to be as quick to download and apply to your pages as possible.

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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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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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Slide Rush

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Client: Relative Path, LLC
Company Website: relativepath.io
Released: October 2015

A fast-paced, quick reflexes game that tests your reaction! Swipe through the commands as they appear, and earn extra points for reacting quickly!

Contribution:

Composed complete soundtrack and gameplay sound effects.
Slip and Slide
Slide
Sweet Intension


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Asciid

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Client: BPGames
Released: September 2015

(From the developer) Asciid is a challenging game that confronts the player with perilous traps and exciting levels. Use your power to switch between light and dark in each unique level to avoid the various hazards. Along the way you’ll find such hazards as Wrecking Balls, Sawblades, Floaters, Bobbers, Spikes and more. Grab the keys from each level to open the door!

Once you’ve braved your way through over 50 Campaign levels, challenge your skills in New Game+ mode where you’ll find an infinite combination of ever-increasing difficulty that will keep you on your toes through every door!

Features
– Over 50 Unique Campaign Levels
– Unlockable New Game+ Mode with randomly generated challenges and infinite combinations
– Achievements
– Leaderboards
– 8-Bit Action

Contribution:

Composed game soundtrack and SFX


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Feeling Air

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Client: Aplome Labs Private Ltd
Release: April 24, 2015

(From the developer) Feel like flying ?

Fly away and Feel the Air in this action packed, fun filled game,

– Select a car,
– Adjust takeoff ramp
– Fly Away
– Land smoothly and accurately to unlock levels and awesome cars

Go through various themes. Cross all the various obstacles and hurdles. Cross levels with different cars, Jump from buildings to buildings, mountains to mountains and heaps more.

You can unlock the cars by completing the levels.

Have you got what it takes to unlock them all?

Heaps of More levels and themes coming soon.

Contribution:

Complete sound design – music and effects. A few tracks from the game:
Icicle Drive
Rodeo Road
Vice Avenue


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Candymon Adventure – Mobile Game

Client: Candymon Co.
Released: June 2015
Retailers: Amazon

(From the developer) Bring your candymon to adventure in this fantastic world that is filled with delicious candy! Eat to your heart’s content, for the candy is limitless! However, bizarre creatures also dwell in this world, and they will try all their might to stop you from eating their precious candy!

Dodge obstacles, evade enemies, eat candy! Unlock new candymon as you progress!

Contribution:

Composed the menu, gameplay, and trailer soundtracks. Produced non-game related trailer sound effects.

Flapjack
Scrambled Eggs


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