Tales of Phantasia
Tales of Phantasia is a fantasy/role-playing/adventure game published by Namco. It was released in Japan in 1995 selling over two hundred thousand copies and was later released on PlayStation and Game Boy Advance. It is also the first of the ‘Tale’ series which has blossomed massively since its release. The plot for the game is literally astounding. For a game made in 1995 you would think a...
Extra song for the past two weeks, following the same inspiration of Tales of Phantasia with a hint of progressive metal… <a href=”http://vgmcarter.bandcamp.com/track/onward-2” data-mce-href=”http://vgmcarter.bandcamp.com/track/onward-2”>Onward by Ben Carter</a>
Dedicating another week to Tales of Phantasia and its composers Motoi Sakuraba and Shingi Tamura. Such a great game! <a href=”http://vgmcarter.bandcamp.com/track/embark-2” data-mce-href=”http://vgmcarter.bandcamp.com/track/embark-2”>Embark by Ben Carter</a>
Inspired by the game Tales of Phantasia and it’s music composed by Motoi Sakuraba and Shingi Tamura. <a href=”http://vgmcarter.bandcamp.com/track/myth-2” data-mce-href=”http://vgmcarter.bandcamp.com/track/myth-2”>Myth by Ben Carter</a>
Perfect Dark was developed by Rare and was only available on Nintendo 64 until later being released on Xbox 306. The game is of the first-person shooter genre with a sci-fi element. Following the success of GoldenEye 007, Perfect Dark uses much of the same gameplay along with its many other features such as training and duel mode. This game was fantastic for its time and had me glued to the...
From the great works of Grant Kirkhope and the game Perfect Dark comes an inspired piece…
Koji Kondo the master of video game music is the influence once again this week. Inspired by the Super Mario Bros. series comes a ‘peculiar’ song…
Super Mario Bros.
Arguably one of the greatest games ever developed for its time, Super Mario Bros has sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Created by Nintendo in 1985 this game has possibly the most sequels and spin-offs of any game ever created. As this game was created over 25 years ago it has a very simple storyline. The player is Mario who needs to save Princess Toadstool from Bowser who has abducted the...
Process of Music Creation
The process in which i create music is somewhat constant and invariable. The beginning is generally sparked through inspiration for hearing other music or seeing some great art work. Once i have this inspiration i then map out in my mind an idea of the genre of music i wish to create and also the characteristics i wish the music to present to the listener. With these in mind, the first aspect i...
Week two brings us the third song! This song is inspired by the works of C418 and his amazing music from the album Minecraft - Volume Alpha for the video game Minecraft developed by Mojang. <a href=”http://vgmcarter.bandcamp.com/track/chance-2” data-mce-href=”http://vgmcarter.bandcamp.com/track/chance-2”>Chance by Ben Carter</a>
Minecraft is an independent video game created by Markus Persson and his company known as Mojang. It is a simple sandbox game where players must use creativity to create new items to build and survive in the world. The graphics of the game make it look like it was created in the early to mid-nineties; however it is all a part of its charm. There are two modes in which a player can play, being...
A second installment for week one titled ‘Wanderer’. This is also influenced by the music from the video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Composed by Koji Kondo). <a href=”http://vgmcarter.bandcamp.com/track/wanderer-2” data-mce-href=”http://vgmcarter.bandcamp.com/track/wanderer-2”>Wanderer by Ben Carter</a>
First up is a song titled ‘Venturous’. This song is influenced by the music from the video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Composed by Koji Kondo). <a href=”http://vgmcarter.bandcamp.com/track/venturous-2” data-mce-href=”http://vgmcarter.bandcamp.com/track/venturous-2”>Venturous by Ben Carter</a>
So it Begins... →
Hello internet! My name is Ben and i will be sharing with you some compositions and analysis of video game music. If you would like to contact me about the music, video games or even just random philosophical thoughts on life that come to mind… send me a message. Hope you can all enjoy the music! All music composed will be added to an album titled VGM - Carter and can be found at...
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a video game originally created for Nintendo 64 and was produced by Shigeru Miyamoto. The game is set in the fictional land of Hyrule. An evil king of thieves named Ganondorf is seeking the Triforce, an ancient and holy relic which provides the holder with the power of the gods. The Great Deku Tree summons a young boy named Link (the player) to tell him of...