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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.


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.


Intercept

“Intercept” is a dramatic, tense soundtrack piece. It is composed of a loopable string melody underscored by a piano harmony and a snare drum beat.

It is ideal for moments in your video game or movie in which you want to inject some tension or drama. Similar pieces of music may also be found in video games such as The Elder Scrolls series, and many others in which there is an intense moment.


Project 99

Project 99 Album Cover
“Project 99” is a loopable, tense soundtrack piece. Moving through several movements, it consists at various points of strings, piano, bass guitar, and marimba, all propelled by a dramatic, spy-influenced beat.

It is inspired by music from the Metal Gear Solid and Far Cry series, and therefore is perfect for any moments of intrigue or tension which you want to underscore in your film, game, or television show.


Cyanide

Cyanide

“Cyanide” is an ethereal, loopable soundtrack piece. It features a soothing electric piano melody, with a gentle, wave-like synthesizer beneath. There is also a second version, with more dominant beats coming to the fore.

In its original form, it is similar in feel to the “Zora’s Domain” theme from the Legend of Zelda series, and so is fitting for any moments in which you wish to create a peaceful, natural feel in your video game of film.


Locked Up

“Locked Up” is a moody, modern soundtrack. Loopable to suit any length or purpose, it features a futuristic, pulsing synthesizer backed with a more organic feeling clave beat.

Listeners might describe this track as a slowed down, more thoughtful cousin to the famous “Popcorn Song” made famous by Hot Butter. It would be perfect to use in your game or film to provide a tense backdrop to any moment.


Innovate

Innovate Album Cover

Innovate

“Innovate” is a modern, poppy soundtrack. It features synth-laden strings over a pulsing electronic beat, further augmented with cheery handclaps to create a light hearted, EDM feel.

This soundtrack takes its inspiration from modern electronica artists such as Neon Indian, and would be ideal for a light-hearted, futuristic moment in your television show or movie.


Spike

“Spike” is a loopable, futuristic soundtrack, built around an infectious beat and a catchy 8-bit melody to create a dance track that sounds unique.

Drawing inspiration from late 90s “Big Beats” artists such as Fatboy Slim and The Chemical Brothers, but adding an 8-bit twist, this piece is perfect as a theme for your video game or film, or as backing music for things such as a party scene.