This jam is now over. It ran from 2021-05-29 15:00:00 to 2021-06-06 16:00:00. View results
Available now on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Deezer, Tidal, and more!
|First place||Second place||Third place|
Check out OST Composing Jam #2!
Listen to the soundtracks:
Disclaimer: Please do NOT use any of the soundtracks submitted to this jam without permission from the artist, they are not free to use unless otherwise stated.
But hold on, how am I supposed to know what to compose if I don't know anything about the game I'm composing for?
Well, that's the twist of the jam, you don't. You need to imagine that part by your own.
Choose either the theme "a journey to remember." or the picture theme, or both. Art by @Pixel_Pit
Note: The themes here are more like an inspiration, and strictly speaking there are no specific musical "theme" for you to follow and that you can compose in any genre you want, so the submissions can be as diverse as possible.
Compose at least 3 minutes worth of soundtrack.
You can compose as many tracks you want, providing that all of them is practically made for the same game, meaning each tracks needs to interconnect and not be far-off from each other. To achieve this, using leitmotifs is strongly recommended.
It can be in any genre you want: 8-bit, orchestration, electronic, ambient, etc. It can even have vocals/lyrics! It can also be loopable, have a proper ending, connect to the next track, or just a simple fade-out.
You must submit the original recording in either mp3 or flac on itch.io, with a screen recording or screenshot(s) or pdf of your DAW, score, or tracker. (This is to prove that you are the original creator)
Additionally, you can also provide a description of what kind of game the soundtrack you composed is like, what does each track represent in the game, etc. You can also provide a link to the tracks on streaming services such as Soundcloud or Bandcamp as well.
Everything submitted must be original and not contain any copyrighted content.
|How long?||at least 3 minutes|
|How many tracks?||at least 1 track|
|What do I need to submit?||• .mp3 or .flac file of the track(s) (zipped if many) (.flac is the preferred format)|
• Screen recording or screenshot(s) of your DAW or tracker (pdf if a score) either on itch or uploaded to YouTube
• Description of soundtrack (e.g. genre, runtime, etc.)
• Cover art (optional but ideal)
It is recommended for you to post your work on Soundcloud at some point after the jam since we plan on making a playlist of all the submissions there ^^
|Q: Will there be any themes?||A: There will be a picture and word theme (choose one or both) announced at the start of the jam.|
|Q: What program/DAW can I use?||A: You can use any programs, DAWs, or Trackers you want. You can even handwrite your scores and perform it yourself.|
|Q: Can I work in teams?||A: You can only work in solo or in a pair of 2.|
|Q: Can I use pre-made loops?||A: No|
|Q: How about samples and sfx?||A: Yes, but please make sure you have the legal rights to use them.|
|Q: Can I submit a soundtrack for a game that already exists?||A: No, it is required that all participants compose an original soundtrack for a game that does not yet exist.|
|Q: Can I submit multiple entries?||A: No|
|Q: Can I use this jam to finish/submit an existing project I already started on?||A: Yes, but only if they are unreleased and unfinished.|
|Q: Can I use the soundtrack I composed for other projects later on?||A: Yes, we do not own anything you submit, and all rights are reserved to the original composer.|
|Q: Can it be a remix?||A: No, but you can take some inspirations and ideas from them!|
The rating period lasts for around a week after the jam ends and is open to everyone. Your soundtrack will be judged on:
*These are not final and may be subject to change
Files will be locked during the voting period, but feel free to continue and/or finish the game to your liking after the jam ends.
Participants who tries to manipulate the voting system will be disqualified.
Looking for a team or want to hang out with us? Feel free to hop into our Discord server! Have fun with this one! :D
City backdrop drawn by @thesquarecomics
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