Kaplow! That’s how all of my attempts at playing this game have ended, it’s a real challenging little task of a flash game but nevertheless, addictive. And of course you get to listen to some cool music courtesy of our resident music producer Poisoncut whilst you do. But remember, if you’re skiving from work to play then don those headphones, you don’t want the sound to be a dead giveaway you’re daring to have fun at work!
The challenge when making the music for this game came with the criteria in the brief and the format the music was required in, meaning that there would only be 4 channels to play with. Usually when making electronic music you can pretty much have as many channels as you like (hardware permitting), so with four channels you are much more restricted with what you can do. The track had to be supplied in .mod format because this meant the game would then load much quicker and the quality of the music would be much better. An mp3 for example would usually be about 4mb, and the quality of it would be poor when compressed (down to about 1mb) to go in the game, whereas this track was around 40kb, needing no compression, therefore the quality is not compromised. The file format specification also meant that the software the track could be made in was limited. Milkytracker was chosen to make this particular track.
We really hope you take the time to go check the game out – let us know how you get on if you do! And of course do also let us know what you think of the music 😉
We would just like to tell you about a recent project we have been working on (apart from the neverending re-design of our website that is!) that has recently been completed. The brief was to design new branding, a flyer and menu for the re-opening of The Queens Head pub in Eye, Stradbroke, Suffolk. The new landlady had a colour scheme in mind for the interior decor of the pub and so the flyer and menu needed to reflect this. They were after a vintage feel for the new branding, and a friendly, family pub appearance that would appeal to both the locals and visitors to the village.
We decided on using this established looking serif font for the pub logo which will be used on signage, the website, literature, menus etc. It shows that the pub is a traditional pub, but we also think it’s a vast improvement on the font currently used on the sign for the pub.
The flyer was to promote the opening weekend, tell people a little bit about what would be on offer, welcome back the locals and tempt people to come try out the great food – something the pub has not done for a long time!
The menu was of course then completed in the same styling, we think the food all sounds great and will be travelling down to try it out for ourselves!
By all accounts we have heard that the pub had a GREAT opening night enjoyed by all, and we wish Jacqui and Dan the best of luck in their new endeavor. If any of our readers are in the area, do pop in and say hi!
A while ago our resident music producer, Poisoncut, was asked by the lovely guys at Photon Creations to make some 8-bit style tunes for their new game, 8 Bit Rally. We are really pleased to announce the game has now been released into the App Store so go download it and get racing! There have been some great comments and reviews so far on both the game and the music, so if you do download and play it, do come let us know what you think.
If you don’t have an iphone then a mac and PC release should be coming soon but until then, if you would like to listen to the music Poisoncut made then visit the set on his Sound Cloud page.
Poisoncut is working on more tunes and another project at the moment so subscribe to this blog to get the latest info on that as soon as it’s available.