H-Pi joins G4F Talents!

January 18, 2017 in Corporate, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

H-PiH-Pi (Henri-Pierre Pellegrin), who has previously composed for G4F, now joins the G4F Talents team.

H-Pi has already created numerous OSTs to video games. His most recent and famous works range from Styx : Master of Shadows to Trackmania via Monster & Commander, Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs and Aarklash Legacy. He has also worked on many mobile projects in a variety of genres that demonstrate the diversity of musical styles that make up his universe.

His career has also featured many TV projects including the short program “1 jour, 1 question” (1 day, 1 question) and other kids’ shows on French TV. He also plays bass and synthesizer in several related projects including the “Lokurah” parisian MetalCore band where he plays the bass live and his YouTube channel, Bass of Duty, where he rearranges his cult tracks from video games for the electric bass!

2017 has got off to a great start for H-Pi with two new OSTs that will soon be released. The sequel to the first Styx adventure, Styx: Shards of Darkness, will be available in March, and the RPG from the studio Pixelated Milk, Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs, will also be available this year (listen to a snippet of the music to Regalia here). The OST will therefore be available ahead of the game release along with some new “making of” videos. Stay tuned!

H-Pi

The team is continuing to grow and we are delighted to count H-Pi among our roster of G4F Talents artists. A warm welcome to H-Pi!

Announcement of the OST to A Normal Lost Phone

January 11, 2017 in Audio, Music, Slideshow by Rémi Laouti

A Normal Lost PhoneThe OST to the first video game from the development studio collective Accidental Queens, A Normal Lost Phone, is now available on Bandcamp! You can enjoy a sneak preview of the album with one track, “Forgotten Phone”, by the artist Stöj Snak who wrote the piece specifically for the game. The 12 tracks in the OST were composed by different artists who each bring their personal touch to the OST.

A Normal Lost Phone

The OST is a real mix of genres including pop, ambient music and indie folk inspired by the original soundtrack to the game “Life is Strange”. See the artists who created the OST:

Yllogique & Araignée Du Soir
Julien Karpi
Eduard Frolov EFG feat. Robyn Ardery
Cédric Menendez feat. Charlotte De Lilla
Mad Mathilde feat. Cassius
Alexandre Inglebert
Antoine Grelet
TAIKONAUTE
Stöj Snak
Hector Bonte feat. Corinne Fenoglio
Yponomeutaneko

We will reveal more music over the coming weeks and up to the official OST and game release on January 26.

A Normal Lost Phone Soundtrack

A Normal Lost Phone is a detective and logic game. You find a smartphone and are then free to explore its content to unveil all the secrets in the life of its mystery owner.

You can download for free (Pay What You Want) the tracks in Bandcamp and listen to them on YouTube as well.

Samuel Safa composed the tracks of the documentary “Les Mondes Perdus”

December 16, 2016 in Audio, Cinema, Music, Slideshow, Sound Design, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Les Mondes PerdusThe three-part series “Les Mondes Perdus” gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a fascinating scientific adventure about ancient animal species, from their appearance to their extinction.

The adventure offers a mix of observations and prehistoric discoveries, experiences and new perspectives from scientists all around the world, illustrated by wonderful CGI images. This technology reveals a true exploit in order to give life to these captivating species.

Les Mondes PerdusLes Mondes Perdus

 

Samuel Safa composed all the tracks of the documentary as well as the main theme which has been recorded by a symphony orchestra with the Scoring Orchestra. Listen to the documentary soundtrack on SoundCloud. A making-of is already available with an interview of Samuel and you will soon find a new making-of the orchestra recording on the Samuel Safa Facebook page.

The trilogy is already available on DVD and Blu-Ray online and in your favourite point of sale. Driven by the success of the program abroad, the trilogy will be broadcast this Saturday 17th of December 2016 at 8:50 pm on Arte. You can have a glimpse of the documentary and Samuel Safa tracks on the website of the channel.

G4F training courses

December 12, 2016 in Audio, Corporate, Slideshow, Sound Design, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Logo Cnam-EnjminEvery year the Cnam-Enjmin (National School for Video Games and Digital Interactive Media) offers a range of restructured training courses. This program of continuous training enables individuals and groups to acquire new skills in digital creation.

Conception sonore interactive pour les jeux vidéo

G4F will be running courses for interactive sound design for video games during two five-day sessions: December 12-16, 2016 and January 9-13, 2017. The training has been conceived for future interactive soundtrack designers, and comprises theoretical courses on sound design tools and the sound production process for video games. You will also be able to produce your own project and a team project.

You will find more details on the training and registration here.

 

 

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan, a new OST

December 2, 2016 in Audio, Corporate, Music, Slideshow by Rémi Laouti

Aurion : L'Héritage des Kori-OdanAurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is an Action-RPG which takes place in an African-Fantasy world. This first project of the Kiro’o Games (the first African studio based in Yaoundé, Cameroun), fit into the will of the creators to share inspiring adventures to the players, in a world where fantasy stands alongside African myths and legends never before seen in a video game.

Jean Yves Bassangna, co-creator of the Kiro’o Games studio, sound designer and composer of the Aurion original soundtrack, was obviously inspired by this culture to transpose it in the music. Thus, we can find in the music various African sounds and instruments. Some tracks are epic and others more intimate to characterize the numerous places the Aurion hero will traverse during his journey.

The original soundtrack to Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is available on Bandcamp and YouTube.

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan offers a vast world to explore and a strategic gameplay partly inspired by the “Tales Of” series. For Kiro’o Games, Aurion is the foundation stone of a new genre, the Kiro’o Tales, stories about African culture but also inspired by traditional fantasy.

Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan is already available on Steam.

Ping Awards 2016: the best soundtrack prize for Furi!

November 4, 2016 in Audio, Corporate, Music, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Furi Furi won the best soundtrack accolade at the Ping Awards 2016 in Paris on October 27 at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie! This award recognizes the work of G4F Records over a long period as both the publisher and distributor of this fabulous original soundtrack. Congratulations to the teams at G4F Records and The Game Bakers! You can see the presentation and the full ceremony via the VOD of the stream recorded during the event.

But the buzz around Furi doesn’t stop there; The Game Bakers announced the game release on Xbox One several weeks ago, and you will be able to see our additional video content to accompany the release. The double vinyl edition of the OST will soon be available again on our Bandcamp page.

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                                                                                            Photo credit AFJV

Remember, if you haven’t yet listened to the tracks (how is that possible!?), the OST of Furi includes international electro artists (Carpenter Brut, The Toxic Avenger, Waveshaper, Kn1ght, Scattle, Lorn and Danger) with the original compositions created exclusively for the game.

Another project sound-powered by G4F also won an award at the evening: Seasons after Fall, developped by Swing Swing Submarine. The magnificent soundtrack written by Yann Van der Cruyssen (listen here), was also nominated in the OST category, but Seasons actually won the best graphics prize at the Ping Awards 2016.

Visit the official website of the 2016 Ping Awards to see the full list of winners.

A Xavier Collet track in Brice 3!

October 27, 2016 in Audio, Cinema, Music, Slideshow by Rémi Laouti

Logo Brice 3The movie Brice 3 has been showing in cinemas since October 19, and if you’re a fan of video games and Japanese anime, you’ll be struck by one particular scene. Spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t yet seen the film and wants to enjoy the surprise! This scene pays affectionate tribute to the legendary manga Dragon Ball, and was set to music by Xavier Collet!

The movie in fact contains some Dantesque combat between two main characters in a Dragon Ball-type animated sequence. The music was composed exclusively for the scene by Xavier Collet and works perfectly with the image to the great thrill and delight of fans.

The music created by Xavier is a blend of ’80s hard rock largely reminiscent of the famous band Van Halen and Japanese sounds all with an extensive use of synthesizers. Not only is it a real homage to this anime, a cult for a whole generation, but Xavier has also seized the genre to share a musical style that is truly his own.

Listen to the Xavier Collet’s previous projects on our website G4F Records.

Indie Games Play 7

October 24, 2016 in Audio, Corporate, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Indie Games Play 7The seventh edition of the Indie Games Festival, founded by Event For Games, starts today until tomorrow October 25 in Montreuil, France. The event celebrates the European independent video games through a contest and several conferences.

On this occasion, Vincent Percevault, CEO of G4F, will attend a round table named “Make money with yor OST!?!” alongside David Elahee (Head of Headbang club) and Sophie-Anne Bled (co-founder of BiP media and Gloomywood). The round table will define the levers which allow to create value with the original soundtrack of your game and making it into a true element of communication.

On Monday, the event is dedicated to the exhibition of the registered games. The public can test all the games and vote for their favorite during the Play Awards, where the most promising games will be designated. The complete list of the games present at the event is available on the official website. Three prizes will be awarded: The Best Creative Game (best universe), the Best Game To Play (best gameplay) and the Audience’s Choice (favorite of the public). Moreover, a panel of professionals will award 3 more prizes.

On Tuesday will be organized several conferences and meetings between professionnals, medias and students. The conferences will cover marketing and publishing, as well as sound in the video game industry. Check the complete conferences program here.

All the informations can be found on the event Facebook page and on Twitter.

G4F at the Game Connection 2016!

October 20, 2016 in Corporate, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Game Connection 2016Once again this year, G4F will attend to the Game Connection 2016 from October 26 to October 28! Come and meet us at the “Le Game” / Magelis stand. 2016 has been a full of new developments year so the Game Connection is the perfect opportunity to introduce you our services and vision.

Game Connection is an international event gathering thousands of developers, publishers and distributors of the video game industry. This is the meeting place for professionals in order to develop and create new business.

Game Connection 2016

Game Connection also features a contest “Europe 16: Development Awards” between a number of independent games. The contest is open to all kind of games, regardless of the platform. The winners will be selected by a prestigious jury composed of key actors of the industry (Rovio Entertainment, Activision Blizzard etc.). The right moment for these developers to build visibility and recognition of the industry.

Eventually, several conferences will be held during the three days of the event. These presentations approach a wide range of topics based on video game industry, from Game Design to Localization and Crowdfunding. Check the complete conferences program.

We look forward to seeing you at the Game Connection 2016 from October 26 to October 28! Moreover, we will attend to the Ping Awards 2016 in Paris on October 27, all the infos in our last article.

Tempest DLC and new tracks for Endless Legend

October 14, 2016 in Audio, Music, Slideshow by Rémi Laouti

Endless Legend Tempest Logo

The Tempest expansion brings a host of new original content to Endless Legend, the game developed by Amplitude Studios and published by Sega. FlybyNo composed four new tracks for the new content and, like his previous works, the music in Tempest is a subtle blend of soothing passages, dreamlike sequences and exciting naval battles that will keep gamers enthralled.

The tracks were recorded at Studios Ferber in Paris. FlybyNo used the Scoring Orchestra to bring the music to life. A large ensemble of musicians and singers performed FlybyNo‘s compositions and brilliantly conveyed the character of the Morgawr, the new major faction in Tempest.

The music is available on Bandcamp, YouTube and all the other digital download platforms.

In addition to the new music and the new class of the Morgawr, Tempest contains an eagerly-awaited feature: the ability to engage in naval warfare. New control zones will also be available on the oceans with a variable climate system. Players will also find a new minor faction on the battlefield: it goes without saying that all this comes with lots of new quests and special items.

Endless Legend Tempest OST

The expansion release is today, Friday October 14 on Steam and the original soundtrack is available on Bandcamp, YouTube and all the other digital download platforms.