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The Rebels to the North

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Here's my entry for the NG VGMC (Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge) - I had a ton of fun writing this one and in the process managed to keep myself sane over the holidays.

My entry category was for Northpeaks Sky - a game set in a medieval northern empire during a time of unrest. For this song, I started by pulling together a couple of short WIP melodies and ideas that had been sitting on my hard drive for a while, picked the best of the best, and got to work trying to make something cohesive. My overall goal was to create three distinct sections showcasing different moods, melodies, and motifs that could be used in a possible game score. It's my usual orchestral style, but written in a different way and a lot more theme/story driven as opposed to just "sounding good."

I'm a big fan of how it turned out. Hopefully you all are too. Enjoy!

Art from the amazing ThemeFinland - https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/themefinland/the-god-that-moves-the-fog

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Hello papkee,

My vote is hard and of course I'll explain why :

First your intro is so lack of originality, a so often eard, for exemple here un classical intro I thing interesting in his excecution (yes, I know, Bjorn Lynne is a great composer) and the song almost fit of the challenge by the way...


Ok, after that your song is too positive, but in the beginning why not but after is more like Indiana Jones finding the Saint Graal than a Spy gathering informations and run for his life. Montains impressions are ok, but forests, not so much and village maybe. It's too much a warrior who will arrange everything than a Spy, too heroic and less mysterious/dramatic I thing, something like that...


I love this!!!
My favourite part is 1:31, I love that conversation between the instruments! The composition is excellent!

I can feel the story of the game this could be made for. It's majestic and positive. It gives me either vibes of a knight with a great attitude towards the challenges that are to come, or a young kid living in the street of a busy town oblivious to a great change in his destiny that's about to happen.

Well made! : )

your music is really beautiful

wow.. very nice work... this music tell a story itsself! =)

Credits & Info


4.63 / 5.00

Jan 4, 2021
9:15 PM EST
File Info
9.9 MB
4 min 20 sec

Licensing Terms

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