Conference “Sound in VR” by G4F

logo_FMX(resize)The FMX2016 will take place from April 26th to 29th in Stuttgart, the event will gather many professionals and students from sectors like Video Games, Animations and Transmedia. During these 4 days, visitors will be able to attend a lot of conferences about sound design, visual design, programming and even virtual reality (VR).

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Our CEO, Vincent Percevault, will be in Stuttgart to give a lecture on sound design in VR video games and environments. Indeed, while the development of VR practical application is evolving very fast, innovation in sound design is much more discreet.

Thanks to his large experience in sound design and to the numerous innovative projects he took part in, Vincent will show the innovations of the field not only for the sound asset creation but also for the 3D sound integration. There is still much to discover but the technologies are now within easy reach for the area to go further.

The conference called, “Sound in VR Games, and in VR environments in general“, will be held on wednesday 27th April. All the informations about the event and the other conferences are available on the official website.

Recording of a new OST for Seasons

seasons-after-fall_project_fullGame Audio Factory has just completed the recordings of the OST of Seasons after Fall, a new project developed by our friends of Swing Swing Submarine.

Published by Focus Home Interactive, Seasons after Fall is an adventure/exploration game that allows you to travel around wonderful environments in 2D, coming with an enchanting soundtrack powered by GAF.

The recording took place on the 17th and 18th of June 2015 in the studio 180, with Arnaud Bascunana. Tracks have been directed and composed by Yann Van der Cruyssen, better known as Morusque and Nurykabe. The soundtrack was performed by John Veron and Laurent Pellegrino on violin, Jean-Philippe Morel on his viola along with Noé Natorp and Clara Germont on cello.

Mixing and Mastering will be carried out in our studio in Angoulême. We hope we can give you a taste of this production soon! Feel free to take a look at the pictures taken during the recording of the OST in the meantime.

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The kickstarter’s project Umbra is funded !

Umbra KS CoverThe kickstarter’s project of SolarFall Games, Umbra, is now totally funded! With more than $400,000 collected over the $225,000 needed, this epic project is truly successful and Game Audio Factory is proud to contribute to it.

Daniel Dolui, Umbra‘s creator, and all the SolarFall Games team have written a thank-you letter on Kickstarter and shared great news:

Umbra has now become the most funded French game project on Kickstarter, and we can’t thank you enough for this!

The SolarFall‘s Team will now get back to developing the game and we wish them good luck for the hard weeks to come!

If you missed the opportunity to support the project, you can still help the team by pre-ordering the game on the official website. Finally, the trailer’s theme is available on our YouTube channel, as well as Bandcamp and SoundCloud.

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The Kickstarter campaign of Regalia is launched!

miniature_regaliaGame Audio Factory is supporting the development of a new independent studio. Now, it’s time to collaborate with the Pixelated Milk’s team who has started his kickstarter’s campaign for Regalia: of Men and Monarchs.

Regalia: of Men and Monarchs is a JRPG inspired by some of the best games in the genre; It offers a turn-based tactic combat system, a deep story which covers a large casting of characters with unique personalities and an artistic direction rarely seen in a Video Game.

Take a look at the launch video of the Kickstarter’s campaign:

Of course, the soundtrack is not left behind and is led by Game Audio Factory team : H-Pi composed the Battle Theme, that you can listen and download for free on our Bandcamp page!

Feel free to support Regalia: of Men and Monarchs on Kickstarter, GAF will be there to offer you a complete OST at the game release.

Finally, Game Audio Factory is proud to announce that the SolarFall Game’s team and their game, UMBRA, is totally funded, congratulations to them!

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Experience Divinity Original Sin on Console!

DivinityReleased to overwhelming critical acclaim, reaching close to a million copies sold on PC and winning over 150 game of the year awards and nominations, Larian Studios’ RPG Divinity Original Sin comes to consoles on PS4 and Xbox One with a host of new and enhanced content in Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition.

The ‘Best RPG in years’ (PC Gamer) receives a full makeover, including – but not limited to – a new intuitive user-interface tailored for controllers and couch friendly dynamic split-screen, with full voiced and remastered AAA dialogues featuring Alix Wilton Regan and Alec Newman, as well as hours of new content; quests, combat-styles, locations, changes to the crafting system and a reworked storyline breathing new life into the already expansive world of Rivellon.

Game Audio Factory has done the Sound Design of this teaser.

More exciting details will be revealed over the coming months, but for an early look be sure to visit the Divinity: Original Sin – Enhanced Edition booth at E3.

Official Website: Divinity Original Sin
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Battlefleet Gothic : Armada is Coming!

battlefleet-gothic-armada_2zr3 Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, the famous tabletop game from Games Worshop adapted into a Real-Time-Strategy video game by Tindalos Interactive, unveils today its first video teaser.

The game stages the mighty armada of the Imperial Navy’s Battlefleet Gothic against the insidious and galaxy-threatening Chaos Black Crusade of Abaddon the Despoiler in dark, deadly and intense space battles from the Warhammer 40,000 universe. This first video teaser is a prelude to intense space combat in command of huge battle cruisers – true metal behemoths – several kilometers long and armed to the teeth.

Developed on Unreal Engine 4, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is an RTS in which the player takes command of one of these battlefleets composed of the most powerful spaceships from the Imperial, Chaos, Eldar and Ork forces, in a no-quarter given struggle for the control of the Gothic sector of space.

Game Audio Factory is very proud to be a part of this project by providing Sound Design for this teaser! Official Website, Facebook, Twitter

Styx: Master of Shadows – coming soon

Styx: Master of Shadows is an infiltration game with RPG elements from Cyanide Studio. GAF Team worked hard on this project – H-Pi handled music production and strings recording, Gery managed the integration and was Lead Sound Designer, and we finally recorded US voicing with the same cast as Of Orcs and Men, respecting the license. A making-of is in progress and the OST will be available in our bandcamp.

StyxAbout the game:

Guide Styx through the winding Tower of Akenash, home to a Treeworld, source of the Amber – a powerful golden sap filled with magical properties – prowling through the shadows with aide of a host of special abilities refined throughout Styx’s 200 years of history. Within the many hallways and levels of the Tower of Akenash, Styx must avoid the humans who’ve the ability to easily overpower him. With Amber running through his veins, what Styx lacks in might he more than makes up for with stealth, as the golden elixir – often heavily guarded – raises his perception, sharpens his senses, and even offers the ability to turn him invisible for short periods of time. Styx’s lust for the Amber produced by the Treeworld is matched only by Governor Barimen’s charge to protect it; with little help from Styx’s mysterious shadowy allies, it is our Goblin friend alone who can uncover the secrets of the tower.

Blood Bowl 2: First Match

Orcs and Humans compete in the very first match of Blood Bowl 2!

Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to Blood Bowl, the video game developed by Cyanide studios based on the famous board game created by Games Workshop, presents the frenetic action of its very first match on video!

The commentary is provided by the double act and undisputed kings of the mic, Jim Johnson and Bob Bifford, and this first Blood Bowl 2 video sees two iconic Blood Bowl teams enter the pitch; the Humans of the Reikland Reavers and the orcs of Gouged Eye will kick the next season off that promises to be sensational!

Game Audio Factory is contributing to Cyanide development by providing music production, sound design, voice overs and localisation for this brand new episode of Blood Bowl.

Final Exam: Overview [Trailer]

Trailer Voice Over, Additionnal Sound Design and Mix by Game Audio Factory.

More info: finalexam-thegame.com
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DevBlog: http://mightyrocketstudio.tumblr.com

Baseball bats, hordes of monsters and Mighty Rocket Launchers, this is what’s on the menu with today’s video! Final Exam, the pure 2.5D side-scroller drenched in blood and zany humor, developed by Mighty Rocket Studio for PC, Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network, is presented in more detail through an explosive overview trailer.
Brutal Joe, one of the four playable characters of the game, tells us about all the ingredients composing the explosive cocktail Final Exam. Alone or in cooperative mode (4 players online and 2 in local play), you will have to survive the attacks of packs of monsters trying to skin you alive, while trying to complete original and varied objectives throughout huge, non-linear levels.
Pick your character, smash the record high scores and explore every inch of the levels to earn experience points enabling your character to level up, unlock new weapons and gain new special attacks and devastating skills! Unleash your most impressive combos to pulverize both the monsters and your friends’ high scores, and climb up the official online rankings!
Final Exam will be available for download on PC, Xbox LIVE® Arcade and PlayStation®Network on November 8th.

Endless Space Disharmony is out!

Disharmony brings a brand new experience to Endless Space players. A new faction with a unique play style, “The Harmony”, will make its appearance. Battles will be even more intense with the addition of fighters and bombers, battle formations, a new targeting system, a redesigned weapon system and enhanced invasion mechanics. The AI opponents will be significantly more unpredictable with the implementation of the new ‘Adaptive Multi-Agent Artificial Intelligence System’. Prepare your empire for epic space battles!

The GAF team has worked on new sound design improvements within the game, new voice recordings, and Fly By No has produced 3 new tracks for this expansion pack :