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Nitro-Music Rumble [Project album]View project page

Submitted by Bored Cube (@bored_cube_) — 3 days, 27 minutes before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Use of theme and limitations#73.4293.429

Ranked from 7 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

The title of your submission
Upbeat Drawings!

Program(s) used

VST Plugin(s) used
Magical 8-bit 2, DSK Electrik Guitar and DSK Techsynth, Undertale soundfont(It is a very subtle guitar at the end), The bleep drums

How did you use the theme/limitations?
Tried making a happy animated movie song, kind of like Adventure Time, enphasis on "Tried"

Did you take inspiration from another creation?
Adventure time OST (specially "Chip Dip Triple Flips Are Hip"), TomboFry songs, waterflame music

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This is a pretty fun track to listen to and I can certainly hear it being played on a fast-paced retro game! Of course there wasn't much to go on by when comparing it to an anime opening other than a few things the others have mentioned. Incase you ever do decide you want to someday put an anime "touch" to your tracks, check out the 'Yo scale'. It's basically a scale used in traditional Japanese folk music and may give you a bit a crutch. Other than that, good stuff! 

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

tries making movie music

accidentally makes VGM

thanks for the tip for scales though!


Doesn't really fit the theme as it's more of a regular loopeable song, and doesn't build towards anything. 


fair enough


There is a touch of Japanese game music. I like it a lot.

The square sound reminds me of games I love (like Katamari Damacy).

The best part is between 1'45" and 2'00". It could be in a Namco arcade game. I can see the home screen of a cute game like Puzzle Bubble. It's very well done. Congratulations!



While was not my main goal I did had in mind NES games while making this song, I guess you write what you hear ¯_(ツ)_/¯.


At the start the instruments feel a bit off but as more instruments are added it sounds pretty good! Like Nick said there are quite a few out of key notes. Overall, Good work!


This is a good track, I think it's suitable for cartoon movie or something. Also I like this happy atmosphere vibe u made. I basically have no complaints, except that you can slightly improve the composition and instruments. Nice entry!


I’m still trying stuff to settle on a composition “style” if you get me, so I will someday improve instrument choice and composition.

Thanks for the feedback!

Also I’m glad someone got the animated movie vibe :D


Nice entry! At first I had difficulty finding the 'Anime' in it (though that could be my fault: I have not watched enough). At 0:24+ I started to feel it though! It might have also been because I will never expect chiptune to be in an Anime ;). So especially well done given the unexpected chiptune :D

I feel like the Anime intro would be over at 1:02 (it is a perfect end for it), but that this is the "full version" you always see on YouTube and such, which is always longer. Feels really nice!

There is only this one note that feels out of place at 0:55 - the last two notes of the measure. Feels off-key, a bit minor-ish, am I right?

And oh boy, 1:19+ is really nice ;)

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

This is more of a happy animated movie rather than anime OP, hence the name “Upbeat drawings!” (also because I like to draw a lot), appreciate the nice words though. Think of the feeling of watching cartoons as a kid type of thing.

I love chiptune and even if it doen’t quite fit the movie theme, I said “it’s the last jam of the season anyways so let’s just have fun and experiment with everything, at the end of the day having fun is the point of these”. I might go full chiptune next time (if the theme allows it) since I love it and might be fun to make a couple more songs like this.

Again thanks for the nice words!


That's the spirit! It seems I had missed your message originally - "it’s the last jam of the season anyways so let’s just have fun and experiment with everything, at the end of the day having fun is the point of these" - but that is a really good message! Keep experimenting, and I'll be here to listen to it! :D


You can quote me on that.

  • Cube, 2023