Ludum Dare, Evolution

So last weekend was the Ludum Dare GameJam, with the goal to create a game centered around "Evolution" in 48 hours.

 So I made one about Radioactive Cats with Laser-Eyes.

 

Features!
  • Cats
  • Lasers
  • Boxkittens
  • Nuclear Waste
  • And much more!
 

Play | LD-Entry

  -Matthew

Press round-up

The amazing Nick Reineke of Indie Impressions talks 25 minutes about the game. Go watch





Rob Remakes of RetroRemakes has his own extensive take:
“How do you make a Locomotive badass anyway?”, you may ask. “Easy”, I reply. “Stick a bloody hat on it”.
Go read

-Matthew

Steam Greenlight

So I just submitted Badass Locomotive to Steam Greenlight.

Now the community (i.e. "You") can upvote it for a chance of being published on Steam.



Would you kindly do so? :)

Or go check the Badass Locmotive-site for more info on the game.

-Matthew

Badass Locomotive got reviewed

Gotta love this review of Badass Locomotive over at Bytten:
Trains with hats! Right, I don't think I need to say anything else - that sums up Badass Locomotive in a nutshell, really.
Go check it out.

-Matthew

Matthew's big list of public-domain songs

Hey,

Due to popular demand I've decided to make this public. It's my list of music-works that are essentially free to use (commercially and non-commercially), by virtue of either being a folk-song (and thus belonging to "the folk"), or because they are so old they precede copyright and are generally accepted as public domain. This can help save you a lot of time when scouting for music to use in your film/game/podcast/etc.

I have compiled this over several years, and add interesting titles whenever I stumble upon them. Since I picked these from all kinds of different places there are no unified sources.

Some notes:
  • While a certain title might be public domain, most modern recordings are NOT. Kilgary Mountain is free to use, Metallica's cover Whiskey In The Jar is not.
  • Due to this I advise just creating an own version. It is possible to create something reasonable with simple audio-software (i.e. Guitar Pro) and some sheet-music.
  • I take no ultimate liability for this information. It is supposed to point you in the right direction. While I am fairly sure of the availabitly of these songs, I implore you to check for yourself. In which case you might very well end up saving a huge amount of time and/or money anyway.
  • This list is by far not final. In fact there are tons of more pieces, these are the more "popular" ones. Go dig through some Chopin-CDs for the truly underused (und underrated) stuff.
  • There are few games with a primarly classical soundtrack (Flotilla, Unstoppaball DX). Other games often add these in a few places. In Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines, for example, a "high class"-character has some Beethoven running in his room.

Folk-Songs

  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Dixie
  • Greensleeves
  • Korobeiniki (Tetris-theme)
  • Levan Polkka
  • Oh Danny Boy
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Whiskey in the Jar

Classical Songs
  • Bach - "Little" Fugue (G minor, BWV 578)
  • Bach - Brandenberg Concerto No. 3 - Allegro(1721)
  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
  • Bach - Concerto No. 4 in A
  • Bach - Concerto No. 5
  • Bach - Fantasy and Fugue
  • Bach - Partita No 1. - Gigue
  • Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
  • Beethoven - Egmont Overture
  • Beethoven - Für Elise
  • Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 14, "Moonlight Sonata", First Movement: Adagio sostenuto *
  • Beethoven - Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight", 1st Movement.
  • Beethoven - Sonata No. 14, 3rd Movement.
  • Beethoven - Sonata No. 23 "Appassionata", 1st Movement.
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 1, Finale
  • Beethoven - Symphony no. 5 in C Minor: Allegro
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C Minor: Allegro con brio
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5, 1st Movement.
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral", 1st Movement.
  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 9, 4th Movement.
  • Beethoven – Symphony No. 7, 4th Movement: Allegro Con Brio
  • Bizet - Les Toreadors
  • Bizet – Habanera
  • Boccherini - Minuet
  • Brahms - Hungarian Dances No. 5
  • Chopin - Ballade No. 1
  • Chopin - Concerto No. 2, 1st Movement.
  • Chopin - Concerto No. 2, 3rd Movement.
  • Chopin - Etude No. 11
  • Chopin - Etude No. 3
  • Chopin - Impromptu
  • Chopin - Prelude No. 15
  • Chopin - Prelude No. 17
  • Chopin - Prelude No. 3
  • Chopin - Waltz No. 6
  • Chopin's 'Funeral March
  • Delibes - "Flower Duet" from Lakme
  • Dvorák - Humoresque Op. 101 No.7
  • Dvorak – New World Symphonie
  • Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"
  • Grieg - Hall of the mountain king
  • Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 - "In the Hall of the Mountain King"
  • Grieg - Peer Gynt Suites Suite No. 1 - "Anitra's Dance"
  • Handel - "Hallelujah" from Messiah
  • Handel - Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
  • Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks
  • Handel - Water Music (Handel) Suite No. 1 in F Major
  • Handel - Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major (Overture)
  • Khachaturian - Sabre Dance
  • Léo Delibes - Coppélia Ballet Suite, Act 1, No. 1
  • Liszt - Funerailles
  • Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
  • Liszt - Liebestraum No. 3 in A Flat Major
  • Mendelssohn - Spring Song
  • Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto, 3rd Movement.
  • Mily Balakirev's 'Song of the Volga Boatmen'
  • Mozart - Concerto No. 21 2nd Movement.
  • Mozart - Der Holle Rache
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1787)[2]
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 2nd Movement.
  • Mozart - Haffner Serenade No. 7 in D Major
  • Mozart - Marriage of Figaro - Overture
  • Mozart - Serenade No. 13 in G major, IV Rondo - Allegro
  • Mozart - String Quartet in G Major - 2nd Movement
  • Mozart - Symphony No. 40 - 1st Movement
  • Mozart - Turkish March
  • Mozart – Lacrimosa
  • Mussorgsky - Night On Bald Mountain
  • Offenbach - Gaiete Parisienne - Can Can
  • Pachelbel - Canon In D
  • Paganini - 24 Caprices
  • Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto n.2, I. Moderato (part1)
  • Rossini - Barber of Seville Overture
  • Rossini - Call to the Cows (William Tell Overture) (1829)
  • Rossini - La Gazza Ladra
  • Rossini - Largo al Fatotum
  • Rossini - Overture from The Barber of Seville
  • Rossini - The Thieving Magpie
  • Rossini - Wilhelm Tell Overture
  • Saint-Saëns - Danse Macabre
  • Saint-Saëns – Aquarium
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Scott Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag
  • Scott Joplin - The Entertainer
  • Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever (1897)
  • Strauss - Die Fledermaus Overture
  • Strauss - Leichtes Blut Fast
  • Strauss - The Blue Danube Waltz
  • Strauss - Tritsch Tristsch
  • Strauss – Thus Spoke Zarathustra
  • Tallis - Fantasia on a Theme
  • Tchaikovsky - "Dance of the Reed-Flutes" from The Nutcracker
  • Tchaikovsky - "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from The Nutcracker
  • Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
  • Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
  • Tchaikovsky - The Sleeping Beauty Waltz
  • Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto, 1st Movement.
  • Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto, 3rd Movement.
  • The Blue Danube
  • The Charleston
  • Verdi - La Traviata
  • Verdi - Rigoletto
  • Vivaldi - The Four Seasons No. 1
  • Vivaldi - The Four Seasons No. 2
  • Vivaldi - The Four Seasons No. 4
  • Wagner - Lohengrin Overture
  • Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries
  • Wagner - Rienzi Overture
  • Wagner - Tannhaesuer Overture
  • Wagner - Twilight of the Gods
  • Waldteufel - Skater's Waltz

Last updated on August 2nd 2012

Sources:
http://saintsrow.wikia.com/wiki/102.4_Klassic_FM

-Matthew