Apparently, when you make a video game remix album that is so awesome it gets international attention, the company that made the video game gets a little upset.
I’ll spare you the boring details and just tell you that the development team reached an amiable solution with Square Enix (formerly Squaresoft, when it made games worth playing – oh snap!). The problem is that after Square shut down the Kickstarter, the Kickstarter company was unable to restart it. Instead, they forced us to go back to scratch and start again. It was a little deflating, but we’re already back up beyond our stretch goal and continuing to push onward and upward. I take that as a tremendous token from the video game music fan community.
Clearly we’ve already passed our goal for fundraising, but there are still some great perks you can grab if you donate. You can get physical copies of the album or other Overclocked Remix albums that are ONLY available through the kickstarter.
Did I mention that even if you don’t donate, the album is going to be free to download? Because ALL of OverClocked Remix is free. OCRemix is a community of musicians and sound engineers that love video game music so much that we do it on the side, without pay or promise of fame and glory. Many of us (not including myself) take breaks from doing composition work for games like MASS EFFECT 2 to indulge in this nostalgic hobby. Yes, the guy who did Mass Effect 2 is contributing to this album.
I’m tremendously excited to be a part of this project and will be having 2 tracks on the giant five-disc collection. You can hear a preview of one of them at about 5:45 in the Kickstarter video, accessed by clicking the awesome album cover image below.
So please, even if you don’t fuel the kickstarter, check out OverClocked Remix’s website and pass the word along that a giant Final Fantasy VI Album is on the way!