Thursday, 22 December 2011

Mega Man Remixes

During the holidays I usually listen to a lot of music. One of the best soundtracks in video game history is the soundtrack to mega man 2. The rest of the series is also amazing. There are a few reasons why the soundtrack to mega man is so great.

  • Well crafted songs
  • Very melodic content
  • Adaptability
The songs are so well crafted and they aren't just thrown together. I find that most music is an afterthought when it comes to video game production. I think that if there is anything timeless about video games its the sound track to the mega man series. 

One of the reasons why the music last is its rich melodic content. Have you ever caught yourself humming a melody in the shower or on the way to work. Strong melodies stick with us. The mega man melodies are very well crafted. What is even more surprising is that when you compose music for video games you have less design options and the music still shines. 

Because the melodies are so well crafted and they have a strong melodic content, the music can be adapted, remixed and covered. You can go to youtube and find a plethora of remixes to enjoy. Personally, this is one of my favorite parts of the soundtrack. I love listening to all the different versions of songs.

I find that if a developer is looking for a good business reason to put good music in their games they should look at the mega man franchise as an example. 

When people remember the music in your game they remember the good times they spent playing the game

If you are building a brand have good music. It will enhance everything that you do. 



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