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Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge

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Welcome to the Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge!


What kind of challenge is this? 

You will compose video game music based on a challenge of your choice from the options provided below. I have invited a handful of highly skilled people from the community to design their own challenges with different themes, criteria, and sources of inspiration. 


How do I participate?

To register, reply to this thread with your first and second choices for the groups you wish to join. Each group will be capped at ten entries. Once you get approved, you will have two weeks to either submit your song or provide evidence of a work-in-progress in this thread. As long as you continually prove that you’re working on your entry, you can take as much time as you need until the deadline of Jan 31st, 23:59 est. When your entry is uploaded to the audio portal, you no longer have to provide evidence of a work-in-progress, and you can make changes at any time. If you sign up for a group and do not submit anything for two weeks, your spot may be given to another participant. Challenge designers are free to participate in other groups.


What do I get from participating?

The challenge designers will provide feedback to everyone in their group, and you can expect to receive feedback from other community members. This is also an opportunity to practice composing for games, show your skills to the community, and potentially find work and grow your audience. After the deadline has passed, I will create a thread showcasing all the submissions, and the moderators will feature some of them on the front page. By default, the judges will give feedback in the month of February; but, if you’ve completed your song earlier, you can solicit feedback sooner.


Can I collaborate?

Yes, collaborations are encouraged, and there are no limitations except that each person can only contribute to one entry. Feel free to ask for collaborations in this thread. 


Can I remix a song?

Sorry, remixes are not allowed. You must follow the audio portal rules.


Why is there a cap on submissions for each group?

We want to guarantee high quality feedback to all participants, and thus, we want to make sure each challenge designer has a manageable workload. I may add more groups later.


When will the winners be announced?

This is a mostly non-competitive event, so there will be no official winners, but you can still gain a lot from participating regardless of your skill level.


Feedback

The success of this event depends a lot on how much feedback is given, so please try to give as much feedback as you can to other participants. Even if you’re new to composing music and can’t offer much helpful criticism, simply stating what you like about a song will still be appreciated.


Links:

All Challenges

All Groups and Participants


Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. If you like the idea, please share the link on social media and in music communities.

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-05 20:25:48


1st - Destroyer Encounter

2nd - Final Push

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-05 20:31:51


At 11/5/20 08:25 PM, Catpocalypse wrote: 1st - Destroyer Encounter
2nd - Final Push


Your first choice is approved!

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-05 20:59:28


excited to see what people come up with! :)


About an hour late on my part, but my challenge is now added: 'Psuedonatural / Outer Planes Challenge'

Thanks to @Everratic for letting me create a challenge (and also cleaning up the document I pasted across haha)


| LD-W - Dark Sci-Fi, Psuedonatural, Celestial, Demonic, Abyssal and Occultist themes | Lich Is My Other NG Account |

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Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-05 22:06:49


Choice 1: 8-Bit wandering

Choice 2: XRL Hanger

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-05 22:29:19


At 11/5/20 10:06 PM, ian-booms wrote: Choice 1: 8-Bit wandering
Choice 2: XRL Hanger


Your first choice is approved!

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-05 23:45:31


Stardew - “8-Bit Wandering”

LD-W - “Psuedonatural / Outer Planes”


btw, this challenge sounds like a really awesome cool idea!

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-05 23:53:24


At 11/5/20 11:45 PM, Tebyricat wrote: Stardew - “8-Bit Wandering”
LD-W - “Psuedonatural / Outer Planes”

btw, this challenge sounds like a really awesome cool idea!


Your first choice is approved!


I'm glad you like it :D

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-06 02:15:52


1st choice: Northpeaks Spy

2nd choice: XLR Hangar


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Choice 1: Virtual Bond

Choice 2: The Forgotten Journey


By the way, when do we have until?


At 11/6/20 03:05 AM, Troisnyx wrote: Choice 1: Virtual Bond
Choice 2: The Forgotten Journey

By the way, when do we have until?

The final deadline is 31st January, 23:59 EDT. You also have two weeks to show wips or evidence that shows you're working on the prompts you've chosen, i'm not sure though; try asking to Everratic about this last one.

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-06 03:46:36


1. Destroyer Encounter

2. Final Push


Also question: can I submit something I am currently working on that was before applying?


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Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-06 04:55:48


  1. LD-W - “Psuedonatural / Outer Planes”
  2. Everratic - “Northpeaks Spy”

ALL CATS ARE BEAUTIFUL

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-06 05:03:33


1) 8-bit wandering

2) The Forgotten Journey

👍😎👍


www.youtube.com/wobwobrob

Game Audio Designer based in UK

Taking back the Video Game forum one post at a time.

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Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-06 10:35:12


@CryNN @Troisnyx @Riy0 @Zoonotist @wobwobrob


Your first choices have been approved!


Also question: can I submit something I am currently working on that was before applying?


Yes, you could have started your composition at any time, and you can use old material.

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-06 12:01:52


Choice 1 - Final Push

Choice 2 - The Forgotten Journey


been running out of creative juice lately, i have never tried to make vgm before so this should be weird (and fun).


if you can name one (1) genuinely good thing about me you will get all of my virtual cookies.

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Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-06 12:27:02


At 11/6/20 12:01 PM, vidu3k333 wrote: Choice 1 - Final Push
Choice 2 - The Forgotten Journey

been running out of creative juice lately, i have never tried to make vgm before so this should be weird (and fun).


Your first choice is approved!

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-07 10:13:34


“Destroyer Encounter”

“Psuedonatural / Outer Planes”


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Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-07 10:45:05


At 11/7/20 10:13 AM, CzySzy wrote: “Destroyer Encounter”
“Psuedonatural / Outer Planes”


Your first choice is approved!

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-07 10:51:10


  1. Psuedonatural / Outer Planes
  2. Destroyer Encounter

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-07 11:50:13


At 11/7/20 10:51 AM, PandaThePanda wrote:

Your first choice has been approved!


At this point I'm going to begin using second choices to more evenly distribute the workload to the challenge designers.

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-07 12:31:15


Choice 1 - Virtual Bond

Choice 2 - Final Push

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-07 13:07:22


I guarantee in-depth reviews to the producers who are going to join my group prompt.


Oh, by the way, 100th post on this site!

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-07 13:54:41


At 11/7/20 12:31 PM, radicaldawg wrote: Choice 1 - Virtual Bond
Choice 2 - Final Push

Your first choice has been approved!

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-07 13:58:28


1st Choice - 8Bit wandering

2nd Choice - Final Push

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-07 14:02:42


At 11/7/20 01:58 PM, Greyvoice wrote: 1st Choice - 8Bit wandering
2nd Choice - Final Push


Your second choice has been approved!

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-07 14:03:35


1: LunacyEcho

2: Mutty99

Response to Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge 2020-11-07 15:07:13


I'd like to take a stab at:

1 - EverReverb - “XRL Hangar”

2 - LD-W - “Psuedonatural / Outer Planes”


Cheers!