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Ludipe,

Thank you so much for reaching out over email because I don't log in to itch very often and I see you responded to this promptly some days ago.

I am very  sorry for this silly misunderstanding and I can perfectly understand the intent behind your message now. Thank you  for reaching out and helping resolve this. I really appreciate it.

Wish you all the best,

Tom

I'm sorry, but I don't go on Itch very often, mostly because I tour a lot and when I'm home I focus more on making interactive soundscapes for other people's games.

So I posted a while ago on a thread for a game jam to offer to collaborate and make some sound/music assets for someone's game. Many days later, I noticed the user https://ludipe.itch.io/   just straight up trolled my post writing something like "Go find friends."

I get it, we put ourselves online at the risk of sounding silly or being trolled. However, I had the impression that Itch was a welcoming community of creators who wanted to collaborate, not shoot each other down.

To make it worse, this guy has a Patreon account and portrays himself as this amiable, easy-going indie dev guy. He's my age too, which is a little sad. I would have been more understanding if this guy was just some kid being a snot, but he's like 25....

Sorry to make this negativity into a thread, but I just thought I'd send a little warning out there in case you guys run into him during a game jam or GDC. The fact that he takes money from Patreons and then trolls other creators in his free time is so hypocritical.

Take care guys,

Tom Ciccone

By the way, I am also a musician. Here's some of my stuff:

https://soundcloud.com/tom-casey-music/sets/latest-music

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Hey guys,

I love the idea of this jam. I'm always interested in making soundtracks and audio assets for devs, so feel free to contact me if you want to collaborate. Here's my email:

tomciccone34@gmail.com

I've also made a few games myself, mostly through Bitsy (although I do know how to read C#, I'm usually more focused on the audio side of things).

https://tomciccone.itch.io/

Hit me up!

Tom Ciccone

Hey Thanks man! I've since released another game https://tomciccone.itch.io/jung-campus

Thanks for the follow too. Really appreciate the support!

Tom Ciccone

Hey Guys,

I apologize since I posted this thread already in the "share" section. I just wasn't aware there was a specific area for release announcements.

So I just finished "Jung Campus," a retro style adventure game made using Adam Le Doux's pixel-based game engine.

https://tomciccone.itch.io/jung-campus

The game is only my second, since I usually work more specifically on soundtracks and sound design for other developers. But I love creating atmosphere and "Jung Campus" certainly has some fun exploration and puzzle aspects to it that I thought might pique some people's interest.

By the way, If you haven't had a chance to play with the engine please do.

https://ledoux.itch.io/bitsy


Tom Ciccone

Hey Guys,

Normally I just do soundtracks for games, but using Adam Le Doux's bitsy editor has made it easy for me to make fun little games.

This is my second one, called "Jung Campus."

https://tomciccone.itch.io/jung-campus

It's a game about a tech scrapper that goes exploring some abondoned college campus somewhere in the Pacific northwest. A fun little game with a decent puzzle featured for those that are up for the challenge.

Let me know if you enjoy the game, and give my page a follow if you want to be updated as I release soundtracks from past projects (I kind of want to sell my indie OSTs only through itch because itch is awesome and so is everyone that uses it    :P

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

I actually have another game on the way, it was supposed to be released for the "ruins" jam last month but my computer crashed, so I couldnt make another soundtrack for it. I'm definitely going to release it soon though. 

I had no idea you updated Bitsy by the way! I'm definitely going to check out the updates as soon as I get a chance. 

Tom

It depends on what you want to do. I learned music first by playing in garage bands and then studying jazz music in college. There are lots of great resources for learning music through the internet, depending on the instrument you want to play. If you want to program music, there are great DAWs like Pro Tools, Ableton, and FL Studio that come with great instruments in-the-box to get started making music. 

It really depends on what you want to do, and to be honest, most of the skill that comes from music is simply discovered on your own, through years of practice and exploration. Very little formal training ever helped me be a better musician. So just get started making music!

Hey Adam,

I tried experimenting with some other functions for using audio within Bitsy.

One thing I was curious about was using the access key function (alt + x) to trigger different sound files within the game. I got inspiration from seeing this example used with hyperlinks:

<a href="https://www.w3schools.com/html5" accesskey="h">HTML5

So...I tried using this within the game canvas id object:

<audio src="my_music_track1.wav" accesskey="c"> <audio src="my_music_track2.wav" accesskey="v">

However, this didn't seem to work. Neither did this:

<audio src="my_music_track1.wav" accesskey="c" audio src="my_music_track2.wav" accesskey="v">

This probably has to do with my lack of HTML5 knowledge, but I'm now skeptic that access key functions work with audio objects, since they don't seem to be listed here:

One thing I would like to ask: is there is a specific object that corresponds to different rooms within the game file. In other words, I'd like to experiment with trying to trigger different audio files based on the room you enter, since it appears that you can't trigger different audio files using the accesskey function (although, again, I may be just ignorant about this).

If you get a chance, could you let me know what object name is used to signify the rooms the player enters?

Thank you!

Tom Casey

Hello,

So I thought I might as well make a post for my horror sound design library which I've made available through itch...

https://tomcaseymusic.itch.io/sound-design-for-horror

I got some useful feedback from creators and did an additional full master of all the sound effects. I also included both Mp3 and high quality Wav (96khz, 24 bit) versions of the files so no one has to fumble with a wonky browser app to convert their files.


This is my first library of sound design available on itch, but I will be releasing several more volumes over the coming weeks, so please feel free to follow me at https://tomcaseymusic.itch.io/

You can also contact me if you have any inquiries here:

tomcaseymusic@gmail.com

Happy Halloween!!

Hello,

So I thought I might as well make a post for my horror sound design library which I've made available through itch...

https://tomcaseymusic.itch.io/sound-design-for-horror

I got some useful feedback from creators and did an additional full master of all the sound effects. I also included both Mp3 and high quality Wav (96khz, 24 bit) versions of the files so no one has to fumble with a wonky browser app to convert their files.

This is my first library of sound design available on itch, but I will be releasing several more volumes over the coming weeks, so please feel free to follow me at https://tomcaseymusic.itch.io/

You can also contact me if you have any inquiries here:

tomcaseymusic@gmail.com

Happy Halloween!!

Hey Adam,

Thank you so much for giving this detailed explanation. I managed to find some time to make a game. There's really not much to it, but I love making soundtracks, so that might give the game some charm:

https://tomcaseymusic.itch.io/amerivana

I really appreciate the help (my HTML knowledge is abysmal!). I'm sorry I didn't have enough time to submit to your game jam, but I will be sure to make another game in the future. I always love having an excuse to make another soundtrack! By the way, I'm definitely going to post again on this thread if I come up with any new interesting ways to use <audio> tags in a bitsy game.

All the best

Tom Casey

Hey,

Would love to join your team. 

I'm on discord at TomCasey#2362

My email is : tomcaseymusic@gmail.com

Let me know!

Hey guys,

I love working on new projects and have a lot of fun working on strange sounds and dark-sounding musical themes. So if you're interested in having some original sound design on your project for this jam, feel free to send me an email!

tomcaseymusic@gmail.com

Hope to hear from you!

Tom Casey

Hey guys,

My name is Tom Casey and I am a sound designer and composer. I love working on dark horror projects and even have started releasing my own sound design assets to itch. 

I'd love to find a small team of people as passionate about making dark games as me. If you'd like to try collaborating, you can contact me at:

tomcaseymusic@gmail.com

Tom Casey

Sure, I'd love to join your team. My discord is TomCasey#2362

Feel free to send me an invite when you get a chance

Hey Guys, 

So I made this forum post because I would like to make a game in bitsy that uses some interesting sound design and music (even if its just a background loop), so Adam requested I start this topic so we can discuss how to do this in detail. If anyone else has some insights into how they do this, please feel free to post your comments below. Thanks!

Tom Casey

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Hey Guys,

I'm a huge fan of all things October, and love making dark soundscapes and musical pieces,  so I'd really love to start a team if anyone is interested.

PS: I actually make a living as a writer (besides composing music for media), so I can certainly help out in that department too!

email:      tomcaseymusic@gmail.com

discord:        TomCasey#2362

I actually just released my first compilation of horror-themed sound design on itch, you can check it out here:

https://tomcaseymusic.itch.io/sound-design-for-horror

Tom Casey

Hey everybody,

Halloween is my favorite time of the year, and for a while I've been wanting to start my own library of sound design and music based around the horror genre.

https://tomcaseymusic.itch.io/sound-design-for-horror

I've done a lot of work for different films and indie games, and I thought this would be a great way to add something fun and maybe even inspiring to the game dev community. All of the sounds and music are free to use, I just ask that you provide my name in credits.

I love working with game devs on fun projects, no matter how small, so if you have a game in development and want something special for music or sound, let me know!

Tom Casey

Hey everybody,

Halloween is my favorite time of the year, and for a while I've been wanting to start my own library of sound design and music based around the horror genre.

https://tomcaseymusic.itch.io/sound-design-for-horror

I've done a lot of work for different films and indie games, and I thought this would be a great way to add something fun and maybe even inspiring to the game dev community.

I love working with game devs on fun projects, no matter how small, so if you have a game in development and want something special for music or sound, let me know!

By the way, I'll be participating in the Halloween-themed game jam this year, and if you'd like to check out some of my past work, please go check out Dr. Jedd's game Mosaic. We made it during the music game jam last weekend and he's about to add a fantastic update as well.