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Sunday, November 14, 2010

SpinTunes #2: Round 4 Challenge

It's-A Me, Mario! - Write a song from the point of view of a videogame character. (2 minute minimum) (your submission is due November 21st 11:59PM Sun)

Please make sure it's not JUST a song about a videogame character: being from a FIRST PERSON POINT OF VIEW is part of the challenge. You also need to pick an existing videogame character, you cannot make up your own character. A lot of characters from other forms of media often cross over into videogames. You should pick a character that originated from the media of videogames. So even though there is a "Lord Of The Rings" videogame, you can't write about those characters.

Example:
Dr. Mario WITH LYRICS (Fever Theme) by Brentalfloss

<a href="http://brentalfloss.bandcamp.com/track/dr-mario-with-lyrics-fever-theme">Dr. Mario With Lyrics (Fever Theme) by brentalfloss</a>


Submitting Entries:
- Entries must be received by the given deadline. Otherwise it'll be posted as a shadow. Received means that it has to appear in my e-mail inbox by the given deadline. I will be going by the time stamp on the e-mail in my inbox.

- Send your file in a format that Bandcamp accepts. (.aiff, .wav or .flac) (at least 16-bit/44.1kHz) You can find the specific requirements for Bandcamp files HERE.

- Name your file the song's title, but without spaces & punctuation.

- Title of the e-mail should be the title of the Challenge & your band's name.

- Include the song lyrics in the body of the e-mail. (If your song doesn't have lyrics...consider yourself eliminated. Instrumentals can be pretty, but SpinTunes does require lyrics.)

- Include information on anyone that needs credited if you collabed with someone.

- File sharing options if you need them: YouSendIt, RapidShare, ZShare & MediaFire. Please send an e-mail as I already stated, but with the download link if you need one of these services. Please follow directions so your file doesn't wind up in my spam or trash folder accidentally.

- If you have a BandCamp account, you can just send me a link to your song on BandCamp if you include all the info I mentioned above. Make sure you have it set as a free download, and have it set so that I don't have to put in an e-mail to download it if you pick this option.

6 comments:

  1. I guess I'll kick off the questions! :)

    Dr. Mario originated as an arcade game... so is it safe to assume that arcade games are valid options? What about video games that originated as software games?

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  2. As long as the character first came from a videogame. It can be an arcade, home system or PC game. Doesn't matter.

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  3. Great challenge! :)
    I love video game songs.

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  4. I hope the fact that the given example is something that would be disqualified doesn't lead to any confusion.

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  5. You're right that the example could be DQed if it was in the contest. For 2 reasons that I can think of:

    1. It's too short.

    2. It simply a parody using game music.

    Nothing wrong with parody, but in this contest people agreed to write original tunes. So yeah, that should be cleared up....oh wait...I just did. :p

    PS: Thanks for pointing out the flaw of the example.

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  6. Wouldn't it be hilarious if I pressured my fellow Didn't Make Its from Round 3 to do shadows, and then totally didn't submit one, myself?

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