Episode 10: Longing After IndieSpring Has Sprung
by Matt Clinks
MetaVendetta Episode 10: Longing After IndieSpring Has Sprung
We made it through various delays, laziness, South by Southwest, obscure roadtrips, band practices and Titanfall – now it’s time to get our indiegame music on again. We have a full lineup this month, including Mitchell Mazurek joining us for his second MV. We’ve got some outstanding games and tunes to cover this month so please, lean back in your lazyboy and turn the volume up to eleven.
We also debut our first ever installment of “8bit Masterpiece Theater – Final Fantasy VII” part 1 of 478
Also, tell me someone that listens to this podcast understood the FurtherSeemsForever reference. I swear on my life there was a time that Chris Carabba didn’t suck.
I don’t think I’ve met a single person that hasn’t been obsessed with this game for at least a day or two. The aesthetic is simply adorable and clean. The music is reminiscent of Tetris, in that it keeps you in the moment. It does a good job to not stress you out either.
Simian.Interface is great for a few reasons. 1, the soundtrack is trippy and matches the offbeat style of the game. 2, it’s free. 3, I don’t know if I’ve ever played a puzzle game quite like this. It almost reminds me of those Riddler puzzles from Arkham Asylum – very cool. Editor’s Note: the soundtrack comes with a “paywhatyouwant” purchase of the game.
A very cool take on spaghetti western for the very pretty Gunman Clive. I had a hard time playing this game on iOS, but now that it’s on PC, have at it!
4. “Myth-Born Dreams” by Connor Sherlock from The Rapture Is Here And You Will Be Forcibly Removed From Your Home”
What a pleasant surprise. Experimental first-person exploration gameplay. Mix in 3 separate narrators telling an erie Lovecraft audioplay and you’ve got a really cool…thing. I highly recommend giving this little game a whirl.
***A Dramatic Reading of Final Fantasy VII***
Once again, the man who transcends this subgenre of music. Everyone pays attention when he releases something, and there is a reason for it. Disasterpeace delivers in spades with his work on The Floor is Jelly OST.
NOT INDIE #6. JibJig by David Wise from Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
Donovan Gentry’s favorite videogame track off all-time is this month’s non-indie song of the month – DKc2! You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out why.
Friends on this episode:
Don’t forget to check Toma’s indiegame thread on NeoGaf – The best place to learn about the coolest indiegames.
Special Guest, Mitchell Mazurek
Gabriel Sandoval – website
Donovan Gentry – website
Stay posted for the Episode 11…next month