I find that video game soundtracks are particularly good background music for programming, but I rarely have time to play new games and discover new music. In the past, I have enjoyed the Superbrothers soundtrack, the soundtrack to Hotline Miami, FTL, certain tracks from Kentucky Route Zero, and the last Deus Ex Machina. Can you recommend post-2014 video game soundtracks that help you to achieve a state of flow?
I'm one of the tour managers for a university orchestra tour. We've got a symphony orchestra of 70 students mostly aged 19-21, and we're packing them into a coach and driving them to the Netherlands, which will take a fairly long time. How can I force them to have fun, ideally while they're on the coach? [more inside]
How do airlines pick, buy, and/or license inflight entertainment? [more inside]
What's the best reasonably priced laptop (under $700) for someone who only needs it for basic personal entertainment use (e.g. storing/listening to music, Flash games on the internet, and movie-watching)? [more inside]
Around 1995 I played a game on the Mac in school that was for educational purposes, supposedly for the purposes of drilling math skills, and had Mozart Symphony no. 40 (1st movement and but I think 3rd as well), Bach BWV 999, and possibly some Paganini as well, as background music. Do you know what it was?
I've always thought King Missile's Failure was a pretty good depiction of the kind of intrusive, self-defeating thoughts that characterize depression. The recent FPP'd game Depression Quest does something similar. What are some other works that are reminiscent of the experience of having depression or another mental illness (as opposed to depicting characters with the illness?)
I'm looking for perspectives on what music composers generally charge for work on video games and films. [more inside]
I want to compose scores for video games as a career. I have no idea how to get there. I'm looking for advice from composers, game designers, and people generally working at the intersection of music and video games. [more inside]
I write weirdo classical music. I want to put my music into games, how do I accomplish this? [more inside]
I'm looking for present ideas for two thirty-five year old men who both like music, games, film and technology. The only criteria is that they should be available to buy in the UK and cost no more than £10. [more inside]
Replacements for metacritic? [more inside]
Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python is mentioned a lot as a great way to learn the Python programming language. Does something comparable exist for C++? [more inside]
I need help to create the Legend of Zelda "get item" sound in MIDI [more inside]
Where can I network with Iphone game developers? [more inside]
Anyone know any good music games/activities for inner city elementary school kids? [more inside]
When I was little (think 80s), a neighborhood friend taught us a musical co-op game that was played with one plastic cup per person (maybe?), and at least 4 people (though it could go up much higher as long as the number were equal). [more inside]
I'm looking for a very specific sort of game for the iPhone: one that (a) takes almost no conscious brain power and (b) doesn't interfere with my iTunes music. I want a game I can play while listening to iTunes. [more inside]
What are some simple music, art and other activities I can do with a group of Spanish speaking kids with ages ranging from 5 to 10. [more inside]
What video games feature in-game songs (with lyrics) related to the game itself? I'm thinking Portal's "Still Alive," not Rock Band. [more inside]
Question about copyrights, and small clips of music. How much can I use without causing trouble? [more inside]
OK.... After the mid-song break in the Axel F Crazy Frog remix, the music is temporarily stolen from a game, probably on the Commodore 64. What game? Also, there was a cult website using the original game's music along with epilepsy-inducing multicoloured pop-up windows. Where is that site? Inquiring minds need to know.
I used to play this game for the PC called Mercedes-Benz World Racing, and there was a song on the soundtrack that I would consider the worst song in the history of all music - help me find it! [mi]