I'm a singer/songwriter who's used to making music that I can play in front of people, with a pretty strong focus on lyrics. However, though I have a lot of influences that fall into that same category, like Paul Simon, Josh Ritter, Paul McCartney, The Clash, and Springsteen, video game music was a huge influence on me from a compositional standpoint (I have a strong love of the IV V vi V and IV V iii vi chord progressions common in game music, to this day, and can hum entire Mega Man soundtracks by memory).
I was just wondering if anyone would be able to point me to any resources on what to think about when composing instrumental music, especially with a focus on video game music and chiptunes. After some practice and some learning I'd love to join a game jam here and provide some tunes, as having my music in a video game would be completely surreal and an enormous hug for my inner child.
Thanks from the past and the future,