G4F will be attending Virtuality!

February 10, 2017 in Audio, Corporate, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

VirtualityJoin G4F at Virtuality, the virtual reality trade show, from February 24-26, 2017.

The very first Virtuality will be held from February 24-26, 2017 at the Cent Quatre cultural center in Paris. G4F will be there, so come and meet us to discuss the latest audio technologies and take advantage of our expertise in interactive audio to add sound to your immersive apps and 360 VR movies.

G4F has extensively adapted its technical infrastructure to become the first French “VR Ready” post-production house and has integrated new tools and workflows specifically designed for VR projects to integrate, edit and mix 360 audio for your VR projects. Our studios are equipped with all the cutting-edge devices on the market, including HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, Google Daydream, Sony PSVR, and a VR playtest suite.

The show is dedicated to innovations in virtual reality, not only in video games, but in marketing, real estate, tourism and education. You can try out the latest virtual reality products and experiences at numerous stands, and over 80 seminars will take place over the 3 days of the show focusing on VR and its applications. View the detailed schedule here.

Book your ticket on the Virtuality site and follow the latest news from the show on the official Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

G4F organizes a panel discussion on “Composing Music for Video Games”

February 6, 2017 in Audio, Corporate, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

La composition musicale pour les jeux vidéoConference and panel discussion on “Composing Music for Video Games” with Christophe Héral, on Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Angoulême.

G4F is organizing a conference and panel discussion on composing music for video games in partnership with the Pôle Image Magelis, (Magelis Image Center), CNAM-ENJMIN (the national school for games and interactive digital media and the national conservatoire for arts and crafts) and SATIS (school for professional image and sound production in Aubagne). The event will kick off with a talk by Christophe Héral, who will share his experiences as a composer on various projects that include Rayman Legends, Rayman Origins, Beyond Good and Evil, Jaddream and BaClash.

The talk will be followed by a panel discussion with Xavier Collet (A Game of Thrones Genesis, Mirages), Christophe Héral (Rayman Legends, Beyond Good and Evil), Henri-Pierre Pellegrin (Styx: Shards of Darkness, Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs) and Arnaud Roy (Endless Space 2, Endless Legend).

The conference will take place on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6.00pm-9.00pm in Angoulême, hosted by Cécile Le Prado (composer, director of the sound design course at Cnam-Enjmin) and Vincent Percevault (director at G4F and Native Prime, professional sound designer and head of the sound design course at Cnam-Enjmin). 

Please visit the Facebook page for this event for more information.

Chance Thomas joins the G4F Talents team!

January 26, 2017 in Audio, Cinema, Corporate, Music, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

Chance ThomasThe start of a new story between G4F Talents and Chance Thomas

Chance Thomas is a composer of music to image who is not only recognized in the video games industry, but also has a high profile in cinema, TV and virtual reality. Chance Thomas has gained his reputation by writing compositions for some iconic cultural works in a successful career spanning 20 years.

Chance Thomas

Chance’s notable work for video games includes music for cult licenses such as the MMORPG “The Lord of the Rings Online“, Avatar, DOTA 2, Might & Magic: Duel of Champions – Forgotten Wars and Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Game.

He has worked extensively in movies and TV, including music for The ChubbChubbs!, a short animated film directed by Eric Armstrong, the TV series Lost Treasure Hunt and the satirical TV show The Daily Show. Chance’s music for many varied projects has won him some prestigious industry awards: the 2015 Emmy Award for Lost Treasure Hunt, Outstanding New Approaches; Music of the Year 2010, James Cameron’s Avatar; Best Original Instrumental 2015 and Dota 2 “Countdown” to name a few.

You can also hear some of Chance’s latest compositions with the music for Faeria, the strategic card game (currently available via early access on Steam) and The Void, the virtual reality theme park!

So a warm welcome to Chance Thomas, the first American composer to join the G4F Talents team. May this be the start of a long and fruitful relationship!

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!

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.

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.

Pierre Feyfant is a new member of G4F Talents!

October 13, 2016 in Audio, Corporate, Slideshow, Uncategorized by Rémi Laouti

portrait_talentsPierre Feyfant is a young, self-taught musician and composer who has been passionate about music from an early age. He began his apprenticeship aged 14, and would go on to play numerous instruments between giving private tuition, playing in jam sessions and engaging in professional projects. Pierre has now worked on a large number of music to image projects.

Pierre Feyfant has created music for several short films including “La Diablada”, a stop motion project for EMCA (a school for film animation) directed by Thomas Lemoine and more recently “Quelques jours avec toi” (several days with you), written and directed by Jean Claude Tran. He has also worked on commercials for, among others, the GM Canada group and documentaries such as “We can be gay today“, which received several international awards.

Pierre Feyfant - Sound

In the animated film sector, Pierre has collaborated with students from EMCA (a school for film animation). He wrote the music for the film “¾ OZ“, which won an award at the Festival d’Annecy 2016 and which will soon be broadcast on the French TV channel Canal+, and “Vestiges” (which won the audience award for “Canal J/Tiji Espoirs de l’Animation 2016”). Finally, he has also worked on a video game, “Flipkiss”, and you can listen to one of the tracks composed by Pierre here.

Pierre now has a deep relationship with music to image. He has made it his specialty, and can compose in radically different musical styles across all digital media.

Welcome aboard Pierre! The G4F team is thrilled to have you with us!