music for my video game

Underwater Solace

Underwater Solace Album Cover

Underwater Solace

“Underwater Solace” is a dreamy instrumental soundtrack feature legato strings and harp. The main motif features long notes with gaps of silence that are inspired by, and reminiscent of, ocean waves.


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.


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.


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.


Spike (Remix)

Spike Remix Album Cover
“Spike (Remix)” is a hyped-up remix of my original, Spike, which was composed for Dan Counsel’s iOS hit Almost Impossible! The remix features the same melodies but alters the timbre of the lead instrument. It features new harmonies, a hip-hop style opening, a jazzy house section, and more.

The song is available for commercial licensing and would suit video games, podcasts, films, advertisements, and other multimedia that could use a techy, modern sound.


8-Bit Love (Loop Set)

“8-Bit Love” is a bouncy, upbeat and energetic soundtrack written in the 8-bit/chiptune style. It features a pulsing, upbeat tempo and a catchy melody.

It would be a great piece to use as title screen or level music for any retro-inspired game with a futuristic and adventurous feel. It was specifically inspired by the music in such classic games as Sonic the Hedgehog and F-Zero, making it ideal for games with a similar high-octane design.


Glory (Loop)

“Glory” is a stirring, loopable orchestral soundtrack, featuring an orchestral string motif undercut by a pulsing electronic beat.

The soundtrack is similar to pieces one might find in games such as the Final Fantasy series, as well as in many adventure/RPG games. One might also find this type of music in many fantasy films, such as the Lord of the Rings series, or in action films like National Treasure.


Gone Fishin’ (Loop)

“Gone Fishin'” is a loopable country soundtrack featuring acoustic guitars, whistling, upright bass, drum set, and various hand percussion. The style is traditional and features a “backyard” style chord progression and acoustic guitar melody.

This soundtrack would work well as an intro or looping underscore for a television show, radio show, podcast, video game, or other project that features a rural/country setting. Similar examples may include Antiques Roadshow, This Old House, and Pawn Stars, among others.


Sunny Boulevard (Loop)

“Sunny Boulevard” is a funky, electronic music loop intended for use in modern mobile games. The soundtrack features an electric organ melody, accompanied by an electric piano, and electric bass, and light percussion.

This track would find a fitting use in a modern mobile racing or platform style video game that features a light, sunny atmosphere.