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Video Game Music Challenge II

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Welcome to the second Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge!


See the challenges and all event info here:

VGMC Slideshow


What kind of challenge is this?

You will compose video game music based on a challenge of your choice from the available options. 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.


What do I get from participating?

The challenge designers will review every song 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. If a moderator likes your submission, they may feature it on the front page. Note that this is a non-competitive event.


How do I sign up?

  1. Choose your favorite two challenges from the available options in the slideshow.
  2. Reply to this thread with your first and second choices before the deadline.
  3. Wait for an event organizer to assign you to a group. A smile reaction means you are registered.
  4. Start composing!


How do I submit my song?

  1. Reply to the submissions thread with your song and group.
  2. Mention any important information in your post.
  3. You may ask for feedback and edit your song at any point.


Rules

  • Collaborations are allowed. Make sure to state that you are on a team when you sign up. You can decide to collaborate after signing up — let us know!
  • You are allowed to use templates, melodies, and any other assets created before the start date.
  • No remixing songs. Your composition must be unique and cannot feature sound effects or melodies from other songs.
  • Sorry, you can’t change your group after you have been assigned one unless you quit and later re-join, and your previously assigned group has become full.


What has changed since last year’s event?

This year the groups will be capped at 7 people, and everyone will be assigned to their first group choice unless it’s full.


Will more challenges be added?

Three challenge designers are still working on their challenges, and I might invite more challenge designers depending on turnout.


I have a question!

Feel free to ask any general questions in this thread so others can see the answer. If you have a question about a challenge, notify the challenge designer. If you expect to submit past the deadline, DM the challenge designer; challenge designers aren’t obligated to review late submissions, but you can ask.


Event dates:

September 20th: Sign up period begins

November 29th: Sign up period ends. Challenge designers begin writing reviews.


See the challenges and all event info here:

VGMC Slideshow


Registration Spreadsheet

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-19 22:34:22


I like the Unknown Planet Survival one. Right now I'll also select the Mad Princess but there appears to be three additional scenarios that I might end up missing out on since they don't exist yet.


oh no

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-19 23:49:30


At 9/19/21 10:34 PM, Ketyri wrote: I like the Unknown Planet Survival one. Right now I'll also select the Mad Princess but there appears to be three additional scenarios that I might end up missing out on since they don't exist yet.


I added you to Unknown Planet Survival.


For anyone wondering, I have no estimate on when the three additional challenges will arrive so I suggest choosing one of the current challenges if you feel inspired.

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 07:43:28


first choice: Unknown Planet Survival

second choice: Fathomless Caverns

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 09:11:15


so if I participate and fail, how many people will suffer, or am I the only who will "suffer" under my failure (if I fail)

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 09:57:21


First Choice: Mad Princess' Castle


Second: Fathomless Caverns


This seems like it'd be really fun, hope I can make something people will enjoy


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Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 10:05:44


First Choice: Mad Princess's Castle


Second: Fathomless Caverns


Lets make it even better this year :D

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 10:05:51


First: The Mad Princess’ Castle

Second: Airbase N5


I hope I can do something to listen

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 10:08:04


Unknown planet and fight for survival please. I already have some horror prepared for October ;)


option 1: i really like the AirBase N5

option 2 : I like the Unknown planet survival also


I'll try my best to make a good song even though I've never done this before !! :)


question: do i have to make 2 songs because i made 2 song choices and, do I just make my own songs and turn them in by the deadline ?

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 10:27:12


First choice The Mad Princess’ Castle

second choice The Fight for Humanity

OOOOOHHHH This is going to be so epic!!!

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 10:48:40


I’ve been trying to ease back into using Newgrounds as of late, so I’m pleasantly surprised to learn of this this morning. My first choice would be Fathomless Caverns, though Unknown Planet Survival sounds good, too.


Before I get too ahead of myself, though: I can’t seem to find information about the submission deadline at first glance? This is a big deal for me in part because I’m busy with a few other projects as well for a bit, including, coincidentally, game music.


Python Blue - composer

http://www.python-blue.com/

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 10:50:38


First choice: Airbase N5

Second choice: Fathomless Caves

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 11:00:25


@GOPICO112


You just have to make a song for Airbase N5 by the deadline :)


@PythonBlue


The submission deadline is november 29th

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 11:20:43


Can I sign up for Unknown Survival Planet and second choice being Void Heart?

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 11:35:14


First Choice: Unknown Planet Survival

Second Choice: Airbase N5


Btw, can I change the second choice after last ones are revealed?

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 11:48:34


Could I take Unknown Planet survival as my first choice and Airbase N5 as my second?


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Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 11:50:42


First choice: Unknown Planet Survival

Second choice: The Mad Princess Castle

It was kind of a hard choice but i can see myself making something like that so :D

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 11:51:14


My first choice is Fathomless Caverns. My second choice is Mad Princess' Castle

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 11:55:28


First choice: The Fight for Humanity

Second choice: Fathomless Caverns


F1srt choice: Unknown Planet Survival

2econd choice: Fathomless Caverns


So many people going with UPS


At 9/20/21 11:00 AM, Everratic wrote:
@PythonBlue

The submission deadline is november 29th


Understood. I guess I was confused by the description of that date: I thought it would take more time to assign those who sign up to groups. Thanks for clarifying. In that case, my choices still stand.


Python Blue - composer

http://www.python-blue.com/

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 12:48:06


First choice - Fathmoless Caverns

Second choice - Void Heart


Third choice - coming soon :]

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 13:03:17


First option: Unknown Planet Survival


Second option: Airbase N5


I hope I do well in this fun challenge :3



FJOB

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 13:50:23


1st, Dark Princess' Castle - 2nd, Fathomless Caverns

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 13:57:28


My choices are:

1. Fathomless Caverns

2. Unknown Planet Survival


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@DawMii

@FJOB


Unknown Planet Survival has become full so you got your second choices


@Lordant

You can change your group if you drop out, your first-assigned group becomes full, and you reenter.

Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 14:27:53


beans


"wasting time since 2021"

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Response to Video Game Music Challenge II 2021-09-20 14:33:01


First choice for me: The Mad Princess’ Castle

Second choice for me: Fathomless Caverns