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Video Game Music Documentary Launches Kickstarter Campaign

September 3, 2014 / 8:35 AM

By: Matthew Williams

Video game themed music is a current topic of conversation among gamers that is rapidly gathering interest. From music concerts (i.e.: Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions, Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy) to chiptune/cover bands (i.e.: Anamanaguchi, The Triforce Quartet, The Minibosses), video game music can now be heard through outlets like your favorite radio stations and local symphonies. As the hype continues to grow, video game music professionals are looking for unique and exciting ways to spread awareness about this. Kory Caldwell, Keaton Slansky and Jake Kaufman hope that their documentary will achieve this.

Caldwell and Slansky are independent filmmakers in charge of creating The Players’ Score: a Videogame Music Documentary, a film that will ‘explore the cultural and personal impact of game music through live interviews with prominent videogame music cover bands, chiptune artists, and the composers who inspire them’. Kaufman, who has worked with games like Double Dragon and Shovel Knight, will be in charge of the film’s soundtrack. This inspiring project has launched its own Kickstarter campaign, with the funds being used to help complete the documentary (interview composers, travel, etc.). The documentary is set to feature a prominent list of composers and artists being interviewed, such as (but not limited to):

  • Hiroki Kikuta (Composer, Secret of Mana series)
  • Manami Matsumae (Composer, Mega Man and Shovel Knight series)
  • Norihiko Hibino (Composer, Metal Gear Solid and Bayonetta series)
  • Braxton Burks (Pokemon Reorchestrated)
  • Bit Brigade (Cover Band)
  • DJ Cutman (Video Game DJ)

You can help fund their cause by checking out their Kickstarter campaign below:

The Players’ Score: a Videogame Music Documentary Kickstarter Campaign

You can also help spread awareness by checking them out on Facebook and Twitter.

About the author /


Matthew, a graduate from Texas Christian University, now works as a Senior Digital Analytics Consultant for Ernst & Young. With a passion for video games (mostly retro and survival horror) and data, Matthew is pursuing a career in game analytics.

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