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This is my submission for the Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge, my theme is Final Push. I tried a bunch of new things that I've never really done before so it sounds amateurish. Also very rushed because of online classes and stuff. Anyway hope you enjoy, I had a lot of fun making this.

edit: 10 months later and I realize this isn't in the playlist for all the submissions in the first VGMC :D

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Gosh, this doesn’t sound rushed at all! It starts off so absolutely cute and home-y, but quickly grows into an incredibly-produced electro section. The theme in the next part is super memorable, and then we’re back into more insane dubstep! The clock chiming transition out of that section is absolutely dripping with story, and the somber, melancholy vibes that follow (plus the RAIN EFFECT) evoke such strong scenery. I can’t believe you hadn’t been scouted before this; there’s enough talent here that it’s more than deserved.

A few highlights here: I really like how you adapted the theme from the soft midi part into a melody for the big dubstep section directly following it; it’s like your hero is taking what they’ve learned and applying it in big climactic scenes. I also liked how you used the same chord progressions in different contexts to create such drastically different moods, such as in the last two sections of the song. I personally really love elegant compositions that sprinkle in motivic tidbits everywhere, and this one doesn’t disappoint!

In terms of things that could be improved, I do think the quieter midi sections do stick out a bit, especially during sudden transitions like 0:23 and 0:47, since the instrumentation is so shockingly different. Sudden change isn’t a bad thing (i.e. I think 1:45 works really well because of how drastically *everything* changes), but I do think smoother transitions between the simpler and more energetic sections would do a lot, especially on the first few listens. Aside from that, I could mention a few nitpicks, such as the kick missing a little bassiness in that last big electro section or the first chime being super dissonant compared to where the dubby section before it finished off, but nothing really detracted from my overall enjoyment of the track. (Oh, also it might be good to be careful with synths that go uuup and dooown like at 0:36, I hear the mods don’t like that)

In the end, I think the thing I’m most impressed with is your vision to combine sections with super simple midi instrumentation with incredible skillfully-produced electronic elements. It works super well, and provides a good sense of progression—I’m really feeling the journey here, from the humble outset to the energetic climax to the wistful finish. Incredible work!

SeanAlexi responds:

Thanks for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed it :)

Credits & Info


3.55 / 5.00

Jan 30, 2021
1:15 AM EST
Video Game
File Info
7.8 MB
3 min 25 sec
  • FL Studio

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.

* Contains third-party samples.
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