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Jan 21, 2017 | 12:06 AM EST
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Loop
3.8 MB
1 min 39 sec
Score
3.88 / 5.00

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Rated 3.88 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Electronic - Video Game
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rpg
town
pixelday2017

Author Comments

The second Pixel Day ever has finally rolled around, and this is my contribution to the retro goodness!

If you've ever played an RPG in your life, you've visited your share of them. You know, those ridiculously happy-go-lucky little towns where nothing ever goes wrong. It's always sunny, the birds never stop singing, and all the people who live there smile and recite their few lines of NPC dialogue with gusto.

Ugh!

And yet, for some reason, that rampant cheerfulness is oddly contagious. The music in the background makes you smile, even if only a handful of minutes ago you were pissed off at everyone and everything in the world. It diffuses angst, makes the corners of your mouth twitch, and can even evoke a chuckle at just how silly those cheeky little townies are.

I mean seriously, what is up with that?

But hey, scowling at the world takes way too much effort anyway. Maintaining the fires of inner rage is, quite simply, exhausting. Might as well just give in, smile, and enjoy the ride!

So yeah, in a nutshell that's what this track is all about. Video games are supposed to be fun, after all. Why not have a little?

Reviews


mapsynthmapsynth

Rated 4 / 5 stars

This song is so cheerful it should be played at funerals to make people feel better.
All jokes aside, I really like it. Very pleasing to hear, makes you never want to leave that RPG town. Good job, really :D


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ChronoNomad responds:

Heh, thanks a bunch, mapsynth! I'll be sure to put the 'fun' back in funeral with it. ^__~

I really appreciate that you took the time to leave a review and let me know that you really like the track! Kick back, relax a spell, and enjoy everything those happy little burgs have to offer. At least until you decide to get back to world exploration and dungeon crawling, anyway.


RealFactionRealFaction

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Johnfn mentioned my complaints in the song, but overall I love the instruments here. This is a fun cute melody. I loveit.


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ChronoNomad responds:

Thanks for the quick review, RF! Fun and cute works for me, and was basically what I was going for. It's true that another lead taking over the main melody wouldn't have been a bad idea, but at least you really like the instrument choices. I personally felt like they sounded quite nice together. Hope you had a great Pixel Day!


johnfnjohnfn

Rated 4 / 5 stars

You have the LunacyEcho disease where the composition is good but the instruments... I think the main lead would be nicer if the initial attack wasn't so slow.

I like the melody at 0:35. It's really nice. I also really like how the melody gets a slight bit of sadness to it at 1:27.

One thing you should try is to have different sections with instrumentation styles. Like, have a section in it where you get rid of the bass and it gets a little quieter, and then have another section with a different lead! It helps keep the listener interested. :>

I like the initial chord progression. It reminds me of Clock Town from Majora's Mask. :)


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ChronoNomad responds:

I have decided that you will never be happy with the instruments I choose, and that's just you. I did precisely what I wanted to do with the lead, I'm quite happy with it and you dislike it, so...

That's my favorite bit, actually. I quite like the whole piece, but the timing of that section has always made it my favorite. And I had always felt like the last section before it loops around was a bit--just a tiny bit--sad. Funny, that.

Well, I dropped the bass here and there quite purposefully. I did consider dropping the bass (ha!) entirely from a section or two, but I always saw more possibility with the bass in tow, so that idea hit the cutting room floor. Hey, I tried some other things, but this is simply how it all decided to come up from the primordial ooze. xD

Thanks for the review, and I generally feel pretty successful with a four-star from you. You're a harsh critic, man! But I don't hate that about you. Can't say I honestly remember that particular track from Majora's Mask, but I'll look it up later for comparison's sake.

Fun fact: I never did much care for Majora's Mask. I know that puts me in the minority, and I did play it through to completion (side quests and all), but still...never understood all the hype when there are, in my humble opinion, better TLoZ games out there.


shoKawashoKawa

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Music like this helps all that do gooding go smooth and happily :D Towns folk watch out! You're going to get what you ask for with no complaints and humming all the way! Hehe

I'm with Lucid, I'd love to see this in an RPG promoting happiness all around!


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ChronoNomad responds:

Aw, thanks a bunch, shoKawa! All those do-gooders, doing all that good and whatnot. Don't you suppose it gets tiring? But then, they are NPCs, so I suppose they're not programmed to weary of that sunny disposition and can-do attitude. Lucky blokes, eh?

That would be very cool! One can only hope. ^___^


LucidShadowDreamerLucidShadowDreamer

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Haha, I definitely know about those towns, and these kinds of tracks xD
As you might remember, Mattashi and I actually composed a similarly themed piece last year, around the same time (not a pixel, aka 8-bit etc. inspired track though).

The style is very true to what an actual piece in a game would sound like! I'd love it if this was used in one (with your permission, ofc). The loop is super smooth, btw.

Well, what more to say. You know I love it ^ ^
A very worthy Pixel Day submission <3


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ChronoNomad responds:

I knew you'd know! Gotta love those happy little townspeople and their upbeat homesteads. I had to pop over to your submissions and refresh my memory, but it only took me a few seconds to find the track due to its rather appropriate name. Of course I had to give it a listen, you know...for nostalgia's sake. :D

I certainly wouldn't mind hearing this in someone's game. All they'd have to do is ask! And I'm also pretty jazzed that the loop is nice and smooth. Thanks for saying so!

Really happy to know that you enjoy the track, my friend. High fives all around. Happy Pixel Day!