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Foo game!

I wanted to go deeper in the knowledge of C++ so I decided to make a game by myself. It has been very interesting to do it and I have enjoyed a lot. I have used SDL, and a few tutorials that you can find here:

http://www.lazyfoo.net/SDL_tutorials/

The game is about a simple character that I designed with paint, who has to rescue a princess from a Dragon. The biggest cliché ever, but was funny to do it like this. I had the idea for the main character and a good collaborator of mine did all the scenarios and the dragon only using paint. The result is a very colorfull world that is very nice to see. You can see a few pictures here:

background2

background4_1

After doing a big part of the project I wanted to try with some music. My intention was to do something very simple, but interesting and I tried to use the minimum numbers of instruments possible. For the composition of these 4 songs, I have used only 3 instruments: 1 acts as melody, another as bass, and the drums for the rhythm.

When I had everything nearly finished, I was talking to a friend here in Austria and he helped me to finish the songs. We had a lot of fun so now he has decided to join the project! And since we are here in Austria we are going to write the posts now in English.

I’ll talk a little bit about the songs:

The adventure begins: This song is something I composed a while ago using the Nintendo DS Korg synthesizer. It was very catchy and even after I lost the original version I’m quite satisfied with the result. Sounds very much like that one.

I used a pretty basic and happy rhythm for the drums, which accentuates the jumpy nature of the song. For the melody I used a “harp” sound in the main and secondary voice. Just in different pitches. The other songs use this as well. I was thinking to use another instrument but because this game is pretty basic I wanted to do the music very simple as well. To finish the bass sound calms the whole melody and gives this feeling that everything is ok.

The structure of the song is pretty simple as well. It has a melody that repeats itself two times, just with different secondary voices and then a final mysterious part that foresees what will happen inside the cave…

Draco’s Battle: For this song I used more time and a lot of Sam’s help. It has influences of electronic and post-rock music for the drums. Probably is not easy to notice but it has a strange bar measure because it uses a ternary based rhythm.

The most important part here is the bass guitar that makes a lot of jumpy notes in the background. This is what gives a sense of battle to the song. The other two melodies just accompany with a little bit of epic sounds.

Victory: Starts with a little victory fanfarria that reminds a little bit to Metroid games. Then a simple drum line comes with a very jumpy bass guitar and simple notes that say: We are happy!

No regrets: I’m quite proud of this one. Again it reminds a little bit to Metroid sounds. It starts with a basic death sound and then a very simple but sad melody comes progressively. It could be heard forever, you will not be tired of it.

 

Special thanks to Sam for all his help and welcome to the project!

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  1. Eduardo
    08/04/2013 at 20:22

    me encantaron tus cansiones we,estan vien chingonas,espero que lleges lejos en todo lo que te porpongas,dios te bendiga.

  2. Juan
    08/04/2013 at 20:23

    Molaaa,buen trabajo 😀

    • 08/04/2013 at 20:25

      Gracias Juan! Siempre es un placer oirte 😉

  3. Jesús
    08/04/2013 at 20:32

    Además de ser un estilo muy apropiado para el juego, cada canción individualmente sabe transmitir perfectamente el sentimiento correspondiente con la situación.

    En conclusión:
    Un gran trabajo.

    • 08/04/2013 at 20:35

      Gracias Jesús! Me alegro que te guste el estilo. Hemos intentado dejarlo lo más simple posible pero yo creo que va bien con la estética

  4. Cordero
    09/04/2013 at 9:26

    Buenos temas, sigue desarrollando e igual algún día hacemos algo juntos. Un saludo y enhorabuena por el trabajo

    • 09/04/2013 at 9:57

      Gracias Cordero! Espero que te vaya todo bien! Yo estoy por aqui por austria y muy contento :). Si necesitas musica para alguna cosa avisame!

  5. 09/04/2013 at 12:58

    Genial. Me en cantan. Especialmente la primera ^_^

    • 09/04/2013 at 13:04

      Gracias Xanday! Tu opinión de experto es muy apreciada en el blog!

  6. 10/04/2013 at 20:21

    Muy chulas las canciones que habéis creado! 😀

    • 10/04/2013 at 20:31

      Gracias Jaime! Estate atento que pondremos alguna más dentro de poco

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