DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3/31/11
Composers and game music enthusiasts alike, welcome to Contest de la Rocco #7: The Crucial Encounter!
The premise of the contest is Final Battle Themes, and I have laid out three hypothetical game scenarios that will be the subject of the contest. Here are some important points to consider if you are thinking of entering:
- Entries should be composed with a specific game scenario in mind
- Entries must loop once, have a transition to a "Final Form" section, and loop again
- General MIDI and Audio entries (160+kbs MP3) will be accepted
- Mixing quality and/or MIDI implementation is important
- Please read all of the information on the site to avoid any misunderstandings
Happy composing, and good luck!
EDIT: I've been contacted by a couple of people needing more clarification about the two looping sections of music, and how the minimum length of 2:00 fits in. So here's an explanation:
(Theme1 + Loop1) + Transition + (Theme2 + Loop2) Should not exceed 10:00 (and the loops don't have to be complete playthroughs. I just want you to demonstrate how the piece would loop in-game for both sections)
Theme1 (no loop) + Transition + Theme2 (no loop) should be no less than 2:00 long. An easier way to say this would be that both sections plus the transition must be no less than 2:00 long before either section is looped. It's just to ensure there are no embarrassingly short entries. I don't think it will even come up.
As for how MUCH of the sections must loop, all that will be judged is how effectively the music finds its way back to the beginning. Once you have demonstrated the loop, you may immediately do whatever you have to do to either transition to the Final Form section, or fade out at the end (or however you plan to end it). Here's an example of the structure of an entry that doesn't play the whole way through both loops:
Section 1 is playing now, lalalala
Section 1 is. . .
Section 2 is playing now, doo de doo de doo
Section 2 is. . .
EDIT: Hoping for entries from -
- Blitz Lunar
- The Ultimate Chimera
- Anthony Morgan
- Kung Fu Furby
- The Krok
- Kris Troutman
- Justus Johnston
- Jeff Tipps