Tag Archives: Tyrian

Intense Serious Fun!

Tyrian ThumbnailRekabmot recently hosted a competition – write a review and win a copy of Monaco. The retro gods must have been smiling because my Tyrian review was one of the winners. Heists, capers and hijinks await!

Congratulations to my compatriot in victory, Sam Hogarth, for his heartfelt review of Bastion.

A personal history of game music: Part 4 – A Time of Transition

Mario Sheet Music

Early PC games were packed with great soundtracks and technological developments, but the real advances were still to come. With sound cards and CD-ROMs becoming more mainstream the technical and artistic horizons of composers broadened considerably. Soon full orchestral scores would be the norm, but before then, technology was still catching up. The 90s then, were a period of transition bridging the MIDI age with what we know today.
Read More →