Posts Tagged ‘pixelart’

This Month in The Overworld: Kenobit

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Is there something like a Chiptune Maestro? This month’s artist, Kenobit, a.k.a Fabio Bortolotti, could definitely be defined as one. Self proclaimed Game Boy addict, he has been working on his masterful and dynamic tracks for over 9 years, and has certainly become an integral figure of the chipmusic community in Milan, Italy.

Kenobit performing live with his Gameboy.
Kenobit performing live with his Game Boy.

Fabio was born in Italy, in the year 1982. After playing drums in a few punk bands in his teens, he discovered chiptune at a show in a small club. He instantly fell in love, bought an LSDJ cart, and never stopped producing chiptune.

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This Month in The Overworld: Breezesquad

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This month’s chiptune artist is Synnoske Matsumi (マツミ シンノスケ), also known as Breezesquad! He is a creative and multifaceted artist that comes from the field of illustration, working as a cover artist for other established acts such as YMCK.

Straight from the lands of Fukuoka, a western city of Japan, Breezesquad started creating chiptune music specifically for his bachelor’s degree thesis, which questioned the relationship between music and visual design.

Breezesquad portrait by Pixel Syndrome.
Breezesquad portrait by Pixel Syndrome.
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The Unicorn Princess Royally Reviews ‘The Valley Rule / A Kitty Dream OST’ by Bill Kiley

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It’s a pretty beautiful thing when you find a new, gorgeous, and nostalgic game that’s got an equally gorgeous soundtrack to match.  West coast composer and artist, Bill Kiley, has teamed up with artist and developer, Ryan Carag (who goes under the alias of Raiyumi) to create two games: The Valley Rule and A Kitty Dream. Both games use two different approaches to create a unique package of visuals and audio: surreal and eerie concepts of exploring a dream world for one and being trapped levels below life for the other, both containing atmospheric pads and sound design teamed up with chip sounds in complimentary ways.

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Above is Raiyumi’s artwork of both games — the top displays graphics from ‘The Valley Rule’, and the bottom displays ‘A Kitty Dream.’

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