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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.

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.


  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?

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

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

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

  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.

  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?