The game is called Storm Touch and was developed by QSI, a studio I’ve collaborated with numerous times.
It’s a fun logic / physics based puzzle game that can be enjoyed in a relaxing or intense manner. Pick your poison!
The game is available on PC and for free on Android (sorry iPhone users…)
The music is a little more chilled out than my usual stuff, but it’s probably one of my best game OSTs to date. See below for the tracks!
Without going into too much detail, 2014 wasn’t the best year. Still, I had some awesome gigs at Neko Nation and a set at Reclaim the Streets.
My Neko Nation set from October is probably the best I’ve ever done and can be listened to here:
Also, with the Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies released in cinemas, I thought “Why not? For old time’s sake.” and reprised Annie Lennox’s Into The West from the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. Download here. Big thanks to my mate Varg for helping me get that bassline perfect! Also, in case you’re wondering, the key is different to the original because I can’t hit that damn high note.
I’ve been very busy with well… everything lately, but it doesn’t mean I can’t squeeze some new material out every now and then!
Back in 2014, I made a track which I called “Til The Day You Die”. I wanted to try a new take on it, making it meatier and more club-friendly. While I’m still not sure what to do with it, I’m very happy with the result so please give it a listen!
So I regularly DJ at a frikken amazing club night called Neko Nation, an Australia-wide event featuring crazy Japanese thematics, eclectic music and a borderline unhealthy obsession with cats. Yes, it IS an awesome night and you should totally go to the next one if it’s in your area. http://www.nekonation.com/
Neko Nation – July 2014
That being said, I have a Mixcloud account where you can listen to all my Kpop / Jpop mixes from the various nights I’ve spun there. Have a listen if that’s your bag! http://www.mixcloud.com/acoe1/
Global Game Jam is a yearly international event where amateur, professional and semi-pro game designers get together in teams to make a game in 48 hours. No mean feat.
I entered for the third time this year and helped create a game called “Homeless” a game where you take the role of a homeless person. Our team ended up taking the “Technical Excellence” award for this title at the Sydney showcase. I’ve made the main track for the game available to download in the O.STS section of this site.
This is also my second “Jammie”. The Jammie on the left was given to me for my team’s game O2 which we submitted last year, bagging us the “Best Game” award.
To see a full listing of the Global Game Jam 2014 Sydney entries, click here. There was some good stuff. REALLY good stuff on display this year.
In more musical news, I finally decided to get PSP StereoPack, because I felt that the stereo elements of my music were lacking. The interface looks like garbage, but the power under the hood is definitely there, and I’m really looking forward to giving the VSTs a proper workout with my upcoming tracks. Things have been pretty quiet but there will be a big swathe of new tracks up here soon.
So, my site’s had a major facelift from the old Web 1.0 version I had before… And what better way to launch this website with a new track!
Do you remember that old cartoon Swat Kats from the 90’s? In case not, it was basically about two disgraced vigilante cats fighting giant monsters in their superpowered jet with a deadly payload of crazy weaponry. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds, and the theme songs were kick-ass to boot, so here is my rendition of the intros from seasons 1 and 2. (It’s a hardstyle version, but the originals are rock). It’s also available to download in the R.MIX section and on my Soundcloud. For the record, I think it’s the best remix I’ve ever done.
I’ve also acquired two new soft-synths. Native Instruments’ Razor and Aly J Labs’ FM Drive (a very faithful recreation of the Sega Genesis sound-chip). These two are gonna be beasts in my arsenal and I can’t wait to release more stuff with them.