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The Players' Score: A Videogame Music Documentary is an upcoming independent documentary film showcasing the relationships, developments and communities video game music has fostered. From chiptune childhoods to professional pursuits and beyond, this film will follow cover bands, composers and conventions to demonstrate the cultural and personal impact of video game music.

Currently in production, The Players' Score: A Videogame Music Documentary is scheduled to release in 2015.

Updates on the film's progress can be followed on TwitterFacebook,  Tumblr and Kickstarter!

 - The Documentary Team -

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Kory Caldwell
Director, Editor, Producer

Kory is an independent  filmmaker and student making his directorial debut on
The Players' Score.

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Keaton Slansky
Co-Director, Producer

Keaton is an independent filmmaker from Seattle excited to share his production skills and enthusiasm for gaming.

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Justin Jennings
Audio Engineer

Justin is the sound designer and composer for Black Howler Studio's game No Man's Land. Justin is mixing audio for The Players' Score.

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Jake Kaufman 
Composer

Jake, also known as Virt, has composed for over 80 videogames, including notable titles such as Shovel Knight. Jake is crafting the OST for The Players' Score.

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Arin Hanson
Narrator

Arin Hanson, also known as Egoraptor, is a voice-actor and animator known for his many comedy and videogame based web series. Arin will be narrating The Players' Score.

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Down in Front
Camera

DIF is is a small group of VGM enthusiasts known for providing the PAX Community DVD and being passionate for capturing live events on film. DIF is bringing superb multi-cam  concert capturing talent to the team.


 

The Cast of Our Video Game Music Documentary

The team behind The Players' Score: A Videogame Music Documentary has had the privilege of interviewing many talented composers, musical artists, and interesting individuals in the realm of videogame music.

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Austin Wintory - Composer

Austin Wintory has scored over over 60 feature films and videogames. His score for the game Journey debuted on the Billboard charts higher than any original score in gaming history, became the first-ever Grammy-nominated videogame score and won an Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences award, two British Academy Awards, a Spike TV VGA, and IGN’s “Overall Music of the Year.”

Jake Kaufman (Virt) - Composer

Jake Kaufman has composed for over 80 videogames. His soundtrack for the game Shovel Knight remained as one of the best-selling albums on Bandcamp for months despite being released as a name-your-price album. Outside of composing, he also creates arrangement albums and participated in the videogame coverband The Smash Brothers.

The Megas - Band

The Megas started playing their unique blend of Mega Man themes and original rock music at various conventions and video game themed concerts all over the country, from Bit Gen in Baltimore and Nerdapalooza in Orlando, to MAGfest in Virginia and PAX in Seattle. Their music was even featured on Capcom's Megaman Rocks 25th Anniversary album.

 

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Starbomb - Band

Starbomb is a video-game-comedy-rap-music-love-child made up of two-thirds “Ninja Sex Party” members Danny Sexbang (Leigh Daniel Avidan) and Ninja Brian (Brian Wecht). In addition its 1/3 Youtube Personality/Voice Actor/Animator Egoraptor (Arin Hanson). Starbomb's self-titled first album debuted at No. 6 on the US Billboard Rap Charts, and No. 1 on the US Billboard Comedy, Independent, and Heatseekers Charts. In addition to appearing in “The Players' Score” Egoraptor will also be lending his voice as narrator of the film.

The Reno Video Game Symphony

The Reno Video Game Symphony is a unique band program focused on music and education. They garner the interests of many talented people through coming together to perform songs from games that they’re all passionate about, and are extremely collaborative in arranging and performing those pieces.

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Jesse Avila (1000 Needles) - Chip Artist

Jesse Avila operates under the name 1000 Needles as a chiptune artist as well as an organizer and promoter for the chiptune event coordinating art collective 8bitLA.

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Luke Esquivel (A_Rival) - Chip Artist

Luke Esquivel is a chiptune and chip-hop artist who performs and remixes under the name A_Rival. He is known for the chiptune mashup album he created for the OST of Street Fighter X Mega Man.

Pedro Silva (Slime Girls) - Chip Artist

Pedro Silva is frontman of the chiptune band Slime Girls who have found success on Bandcamp, and has started composing for the highly anticipated game “Omori” in collaboration with notable artist Omocat.

Urizen - Band

Urizen is a theatrical art-rock electronic space-opera videogame-inspired band based in Dallas, Texas. The band is well known for their entertaining and highly involving stage shows including the appearance of an 8-foot-tall mecha-robot; a 12-foot inflatable cycloptic goo monster; a mad scientist nemesis; electrifying mind-control helmets; and much more.

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The Players' Score: A Video Game Music Documentary

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