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Written for MAC13. This song tells a story.

First 10 seconds: sunrise
First minute: Exposition, your hometown.
At about 1:10 bad things happen.
The rest is an 8 bit adventure to set things right!

Thanks to the MAC13 for pushing me to work really hard on this. And good luck to everyone else :-)

It's not chipstep, but it is chip, so it's closer to chipstep than videogame.


1. My best song.
2. Featuring chords and time signatures!
3. Wow I worked REALLY hard on that. By the end I was feeling really exhausted from hearing those melodies so many times. I still think they're pretty good though.
4. i really tried to make *every single part of the song* perfect.
5. The tempo never changes! It sure seems like it does though.

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Cool chiptune. :)

Beauitful. Downloaded and favorited. Wow. I'm digging a big portion of your songs.

johnfn responds:

Thank you :)

I don't really like to review music, I never know how to critique it unless it's dreadful. This on the other hand I enjoyed very much! Those 8/9-bit sounds somehow managed to make sweet love to my ears! To me, this sounds like a song you would have for the end credits of a game.

Seems like you enjoy your work. Sucks that the melodies are now pretty much hard-wired into your head ha. Does that affect your attitude towards your music? Does it somehow motivate you to do more once you know it's perfect?

johnfn responds:

Ha! I'm glad then that you left me a rare review :-)

The biggest thing about the melody burn out is that I know that I have to move fast while writing songs, or else I'll start to dislike them (even if they originally sounded great!) There's also this problem that I have where I can't really enjoy my songs like everyone else does, because I've listened to them so many times that I know all the nuances and nothing is surprising or interesting any more. This might sound really disappointing, but it's made up for by how I get to have the experience of writing the song in the first place, which is possibly an even greater joy.

Thanks for the review and the good questions.

I have never heard of this genre of music before, but I like it. The song is catchy and has a lot of instruments I don't remember hearing before. Please make more songs like this :)

johnfn responds:

Ha! The secret is that this isn't really chipstep, it's just chip. At best, it's 9-bit. Either way I just put it in chipstep so that it wouldn't instantly sink into the depths of VG and never be seen again ;-) Thanks though, glad you liked it! Can't guarantee I'll write something similar soon, but you never know what mood might strike.

Would love to use this song in a video of ours, but obviously want your permission to do so! Links and credit will of course go to you :)

johnfn responds:

Yeah, go ahead! PM me a link when you finish :-)

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4.81 / 5.00

Mar 28, 2013
2:57 PM EDT
File Info
2.7 MB
2 min 55 sec

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