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1  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Re: Music Packs & Custom Work Offered on: 2011-12-09 15:00:04
Thank you FruitMaze!

Also, by the way... if you find a pack of my songs from Pond5 that you'd like to license, you can instead send the song list to craze@craze.se, and I'll give you a 30% cut on the total Pond5 price if you deal directly with me.

Take care, guys!
/Christian
2  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Re: Music Packs & Custom Work Offered on: 2011-12-08 11:59:29
Thanks guys, always a bunch of nice people in this forum!  Cool
... so I guess I have to give some EXTRA discount to you. Grin

... btw, it was nice to work with MickeLukas as well, and I'm happy to see the cool result!  I wish I had some more tracks to contribute with in that project, but I have started to focus in the genres where I have invested thousands of $$$ in cinematic/orchestral instruments, and it's fantastic to use those fat sound banks! ... besides, it's really fun to write cinematic music.  Smiley
/Christian
3  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Music Packs & Custom Work Offered on: 2011-12-07 20:03:07
Hello Guys!

I hope that your game development is going forward and that you have lots of plans during Christmas... to work on your games! ;-)

This fall, I've been busy with a couple of ordered music jobs, and the latest was a mystery game called Pahelika Revelations, the successor to Pahelika Secret Legends that sold in 100,000 copies - that's quite a number for an indie game! It's been very inspiring and the people I worked with was highly professional (Ironcode Games), and I've also scored the complete soundtrack for a game called Elleville Elfrid (Rockpocket Games), also some really great people to work with.

The last weeks, I've worked on my soundpacks. I have now updated my home page with a collection of Music Packs, exactly the sames ones that I have on AudioSparx. So you can either follow the link to AudioSparx and purchase them there or you can license them directly from me at a 30% price cut.
http://craze.se/packs.php
Now that the Skyrim hystery is sweeping through all gamers, my latest music compositions are included in a music pack aimed toward RPG fantasy games and it's called "Cozy Taverns and Inns".  :-)

Of course, you can also put together custom packs if you don't find what you're looking for in the ready-made-packs.

Some other cool news:
- Now 250+ fans at Jango Airplay
- This week, I'm signing with a new music agency in New York City!
- Last week, I registered a bundle of tracks to an international copyright agency: 98 new tracks!
- In October, I got one of my tracks licensed by a film production company.
You can read more about latest news here.
http://craze.se/news.php

Remember: I am always willing to
- compose brand new tunes for your games, or...
- do custom work on my existing tunes if you find something that almost fits.

Now, here's my Xmas gift to you: I'm now running a low-price-round at
http://www.pond5.com/artist/ChristianA
... all my tracks (~250) can be licensed at 20$ flat rate!  ... but only for a limited time.

All right, guys, I realize this is early, but since you won't hear from me for some time (as I don't want to spam this forum with annoying ad-like-info) I wish you all a very merry (and productive! ;-) Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Take care & Keep up the coding pace!
/Christian Andersson, www.craze.se
4  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Re: Music from Winner of the International Songwriting Competition on: 2011-05-16 07:11:21
Thanks guys!  I'm struggling. :-)
At least, it is some encouragement to continue in this very tough business and to keep sending my music to competitions.

By the way... I think you guys should send your games to indie game competitions as well, if you're not already doing it. It gives some nice exposure and chance to win some money that will sponsor your future development. For example, at Nordic Game, there were, in some of the competing categories, "only" 80 competing games.
And 8 of them was nominated - that's 10% chance that your game will get a lot of extra exposure. Of course, even bigger chance if you have a great game.
And then, the winner gets between 20,000 to 50,000€. That's a lot of money!!  And I'm telling you guys - all right some of the games were really brilliant, but one of the games that won... the guys spent < 10 days to make the game - that was their own words!  But they had a great idea. So... 50,000€ for a great idea and 10 days of work - welcome to the new indie game business!  Grin

Best Regards
/Christian
5  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Music from Winner of the International Songwriting Competition on: 2011-05-15 12:32:34
Hello All Cool Indie-Game Developers!

Now, I will go "blah-blah-blah" for a while, so you can skip the initial crap, but... it could prove to be quite encouraging information for you. Smiley

This week, I attended the Nordic Game Conference, and... WOW! So many cool great indie games on the market right now.
What was really amazing: The indie game Limbo kicked a** and won the Best Nordic Game, beating giants like Age of Conan and some other really huge industry giant games. And what is even better: so many cool new indie games that are underway as we speak, made by you guys!

I've worked to write music for a couple of great projects recently with some very talented people.
To mention a few indie games:
- Jeff and Lee at Zarksoft, soon to release a big game on AppStore, called "Empire of the Eclipse".
If you look at the graphics, I don't think I have to mention that Lee has worked for Blizzard.
- Abydos Online, a really big fantasy game underway where the players will be able to shape the world.
- Rock Pocket Games, with their platform game "The Package".

It's really fantastic to see what people can do with games on handheld devices. And for me as a musician, it's also really nice to know that there are no limitations for the music, even if it's a handheld device. An indie game can easily have the same quality as a big Hollywood Film production - it's the developer's choice.

So what have I been up to lately?  I have seen some really fantastic results coming my way.
- May 12, it was announced that I won 3rd Prize in the International Songwriting Competition with 15,000 competing songs from 115 countries
- ...and last month, it was announced that I was selected as finalist in the Great American Song Contest with 1600 competing songs from 44 countries.

Besides working with the teams mentioned, I have worked intensively with my music agencies, and been active with submitting music to film contracts.
I have also been working with some new big and epic tunes, ready for licensing, and I am right now freshing up some old productions by making them longer and switching the instrument banks from good instruments to perfect instruments. I have extended my instrument library a lot, getting new cutting edge sound banks, so I now have a studio with equipment for around 10,000€ (14,000$) in hardware and software. It may not sound like a lot, but I can assure you that it's getting more or less impossible to distinguish some of my new productions from real orchestras, which is not strange as the sound banks are using samples from real orchestras - and... yes... these ARE the sound banks that are actually used in Hollywood Production movies!

Now, I'm waiting to boost your cool indie games with my music. Smiley
So here's a lil reminder:
- All my current songs can be licensed as is, priced from 40€-200€, depending on length, style and complexity.
- ...or they can be evolved, changed, improved, prolonged, faded, looped and cut - tailor made to suit your wish for NO EXTRA COST (as long as it's <1 working day)
- ...or you can of course order completely new songs.
All my customers will of course be promoted at my News-page, and now that I have both an iPhone and Android phone, I would love to download your games and promote them "live".

So keep up the great work guys! You know where to find me: "craze.se", or "craze(at)craze.se"   :-)
Now, get back to coding and let your creativity kick some industry-giant-a**, just like Limbo did!

Best Regards
/Christian, www.craze.se, craze@craze.se
6  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Re: New Music Available for productive Game Developers! on: 2010-12-06 16:53:07
MickeLukas: oops yeah... the jazz...  Wink  .. I'm still in a classical/cinematic period. Actually, after I talked with you last time, I immediately started out with a new jazz tune, but then I got occupied in writing the complete sound track (futuristic/sci-fi) for 2 new games, so a whole month just disappeared, and then I missed the classical/cinematic genre so much after that, so I had to start working with that again. But I shall continue with the jazz song when I have finished with my 2 new ongoing epic tunes. :-)  ... thanks for your kind words anyway!

SimonH: Man, I just checked out the looks of your game. What a wonderful idea - Stickmen Wars!! And it looks great too!
The graphics is really cozy and nice, and I love the pictures of the Stickmen, hehe...
Of course you shall have some great music to this game. Let's see if we can work something out when it's time for you to order the music... :-)
7  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / New Music Available for productive Game Developers! on: 2010-12-05 15:18:29
Hello guys!

I hope your game development creativity is on fire, and that you are ready to accomplish some new miracles during the coming Christmas vacation, but don't forget to share some time with your family. :-)

If you are willing, feel free to share a link to your own game projects with me! I'm always curious on what's happening in the indie game developer business. It often gives me inspiration to new songs to see your game creations!

Right now, I am myself working on two new epic music pieces, suitable for video game titles, and I hope to finish at least one of them before Christmas Day.

I've written some new songs that might be suitable for video games, so I'll share them for those who are interested.
I'm into a dark and gloomy period right now, so if you have some games with ghosts and dark cathedrals, I think some of these songs would be suitable, but I also have some other stuff. Here are the latest song names:

- Tombs of the Fallen Ones, dark and gloomy
- Sad Little Girl, also dark
- Chapel of Light, a bright song with choirs
- Bard's Tale, a bright little song

You will find the new songs here
http://craze.se/newmusic.htm

... and in my shop,
http://craze.se/shop.htm

I also wrote a futuristic sci-fi sound track for a cool online game for iDevice. You will find my electronica songs here:
http://www.youlicense.com/Artist/CrazeMusicProductions

I have put together some Christmas Discount packages if you happen to find several songs that you'd like to license for your games.
http://craze.se/shop.htm#S9

But of course, if you're not into the licensing mood or not working with a new game at the moment, you are always welcome anyway to listen to some music and share your thoughts of my work. Maybe it can inspire you to some new games in the same way that your games inspire me to write new songs. :-)

Take care & Best of luck with your projects!
/Christian
8  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Re: Music offered for Java Fantasy/RPG/Adventure/Strategy/War Games on: 2010-08-13 15:42:59
No Problem. When time comes in I will like to be able to browse this shop.

Another question: can you record in ogg format? Quality vs. compression is much better than lots of other formats. I'll also have some specific requirements that I may send you if I don't find what I want. Not related to style but to other aspects.

No problem. If you buy a tune from my shop, you will get the raw WAV version and you can convert it into the format of your own choice. If you don't have the conversion tool, I will of course do it for you.

Best Regards
/Christian
9  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Re: Music offered for Java Fantasy/RPG/Adventure/Strategy/War Games on: 2010-08-12 08:51:59
Fantastic! If we could find graphic artists with these price ranges that would be fantastic too.
I'll certainly work with you for my game in development. You need to compose new music though because the game style is very different. Music style like funky, electro or more.

Thanks, AnalogKid.  Yeah, like h3ckboy quoted, I've touched on the subject before. My talent lies within the classcial/cinematic music genre. I actually have a low cost music shop with electronica where I will grant licenses between 5$-10$  per song.  However, I fear that the quality of those songs with drag my reputation as composer down to the bottom of the deep abyss... or something like that.  Wink
So I will have to write some more and better electronica before I go public with that shop.

*cheers*
/Christian
10  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Re: Music offered for Java Fantasy/RPG/Adventure/Strategy/War Games on: 2010-08-12 08:45:56
I bookmarked your site!   Grin

Great, Kingachi.  Thanks for the bookmarking! Wink
...  There will be more new songs regularly in my shop. Right now, I am working on refreshing some old songs with better instruments as I got clearance to send a music CD to another professional music agency in the US, so I needed to spend some weeks on polishing some older tunes, which is why I haven't written anything new the last weeks.
/Christian
11  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Re: Music offered for Java Fantasy/RPG/Adventure/Strategy/War Games on: 2010-08-11 15:38:07
Excellent stuff Christian!

I'll keep you in mind.

Thanks, Sproket!  Cheesy
12  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Re: Music offered for Java Fantasy/RPG/Adventure/Strategy/War Games on: 2010-08-10 21:15:59
>This is great stuff. Ever do any techno or more futuristic suited stuff?
Thanks a lot, Funfy! Yes, but it's not half as fun as writing classical and epic fantasy music. :-)
Besides, there are millions and millions of people doing great techno/futuristic stuff since there are so many free high quality instrument banks for techno/electronica sounds. The professional music agencies (where I also sell my music) are stuffed with that kind of music already. It's easier to get this kind of music accepted at those agencies.

>One thing I think you could improve on is the variety. I feel like there are a lot of intense Lord of the Rings-ish songs here but not many lighthearted or simple songs.
Thanks Demonpants, it's nice to hear that you like my music. Hehe... you are right. It's maybe a bit too much epic in the portfolio right now.
I am actually working on more variety at the moment, so I am writing some slower pace songs right now.  "Night Walk in Sleepy Town" is one of my latest songs, and "Peaceful Forest" is another slow paced one. But you are right, there should be 20 more of those, at least. There will be in a few months. :-)

Mickelukas:
>Very nice! As I'm not busy with a fantasy game atm I'm not really finding that much (except for the jazz song, love that one!)
Thanks, man! Actually, I sold the Jazz song yesterday! My 2nd sale on that song, so that was nice. :-)
>What is the approximate size of the files and if they are large for a web game (bigger than a megabyte) do you also have some midi music?
The mp3-versions range between 2-3 Mb up to 9Mb (320 kbit encoded), but of course, I can encode them in lower quality. All files are available in WAV as well, so the range there is between 10-40 Mb.
I usually don't work with MIDI. I did that long time ago, but today, it's much more fun and rewarding from an artistic view to work with my 4000€ investments in super high quality soundbanks and new hardware.

Thank you all for your comments. :-)

Best Regards
/Christian
13  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Re: Music offered for Java Fantasy/RPG/Adventure/Strategy/War Games on: 2010-08-05 07:47:23
The music is actually superb!

It's a shame though, that licensing it for a 'video game' costs $600.

I think that's a bit beyond the scope of the audience on this forum. Most games are hobby project, that might or might not go commercial one day. With a significant price drop, you might have a few sells!


And then I read the full post Smiley

Thanks man!   Hehe... yeah, I try to emphasize that I sell my music much cheaper than the professional music agencies and the default QuickLicense price at YouLicense.  Cool  Thank you for taking an interest and checking out my songs, Riven!
14  Discussions / Jobs and Resumes / Music offered for Java Fantasy/RPG/Adventure/Strategy/War Games on: 2010-08-04 22:03:22
Hi there, Java Game Makers!

My name is Christian Andersson and I write music for Video Games and Indie Games, game promo videos, etc, using some of the most powerful tools on the market.
I have written some Java games myself, and I am very fascinated with the Indie Game business where I find a lot of creative games.
However, my speciality is music making, and I'd like to see more Java games with some really great music, which is why I offer my premium songs very cheap
for indie game developers (much cheaper than the professional music agencies that sell my songs for more than double the price than I offer here...).

My music is focused on classical music rich with melodies and feelings. I work 100% with music writing. Right now, I have an album with a full game soundtrack
that would fit for Fantasy/RPG/Adventure/Strategy and War games. If you have an indie game where you need some music, you can license my music, 100% legally for a very low cost!

I put a lot of energy and effort in making these tunes, and I hope that it could empower some really hard core Java game dev enthusiasts like you to use my work in a great Java game.
These are my sites where you can listen to and license my music.
Site : http://www.craze.se/shop.htm
Site : http://www.youlicense.com/Artist/ChristianAndersson

Here is my "Knight's Tale 3" album:
1.  Rejoice in Triumph
2.  Tales from the Forgotten Monastery
3.  The Desecrated Sanctum
4.  Catacombs of Unrest
5.  The Sacrificial Chambers
6.  In the Halls of the Dead
7.  The Ghastly Crypt
8.  The Great Adventures of Winterfall
9.  The War March
10. Victory and Peace
11. Wonders - a Hymn to the Creator
12. Night Walk in Sleeping Town
13. Reaching the Enemy Lines
14. Lonely Halls
15. King's Market at Noon
16. Knight Roland Rides at Dawn
17. Audience with the King
18. PoorFishermansHut
19. BuccaneersSong
20. Curse of the Djinn
21. The Treasures of Ra
22. Little Girl Picking Flowers on a Meadow
23. Bard in the Valley
24. Bard in the Castle

All my songs can be re-worked, re-mastered, changed, improved, prolonged and cut - free of cost! New songs will be composed upon request.
It is easy for me to cut out and rework short snippets from my full songs, e.g. if you want a Quest Complete from my song "Victory and Peace" or a Game Over snippet from "Day of the Great Battle".
I can do these adaptions for no extra cost, and the snippet will then be much cheaper.

All songs are described with detailed instrumentation, moods, styles and genres.
Hopefully you will find something in my web shop that can enhance your game.
You don't have to use the default Quick License prices on YouLicense for video game songs. I will accept much lower offers. Just choose 'Make an Offer' in the shop.
(To license music for a web clip, it's already super cheap: 8.25$!)
You can make manual offers from YouLicense, and I will accept much lower figures for indie game developers, even down to 10$-100$ for complete songs.
I am also available for hiring for part time / full time or for a project work do complete game sound tracks.
If you have a MIDI tune that you want to enhance with higher quality, I can do a remake for you really cheap, using top-of-the-line professional tools.

No matter what, you are always welcome to my site to enjoy all my music, completely free for private listening. Maybe it can inspire you to make a great game! :-)

My most recent projects include:
- In-game tune for a coming FPS game (August 2010)
- Dark ghostly song for promotion of an RPG related book (August 2010)
- Dark gothic, aggressive style song for the promotion video of the board game RPG Stregoneria (July 2010)
- Fantasy title song and in-game tune for an indie game, released for iPad (July 2010)
- Music (fantasy/baroque style) for a 3D lab visualization of the city of Malmoe year 1692.
- Music for a museum exhibition of a 3D visualization of of a stone age grave
- Title music for online horror casino game
- Theme music for online game with mafia and James Bond themes.
- Music for a Video Promo of a flight simulator
- Music for a World of Warcraft horde recruitment promo video

Best Regards and Best of Luck with Your Games!
/Christian Andersson, Email: craze@craze.se
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