Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

SPACE ARCHAEOLOGIST tier live, OST now available in select tiers, and 10% funded in 30 hours!

Wow what a whirlwind of a few days!  If I haven’t responded to your message yet, I really apologize and will do so as soon as possible.  I’m caught up on the kickstarter messages and comments themselves, but I’m behind on Steam and the Arcen forums. Funding Is Starting Strong! Our kickstarter for AI War […]

Arcen Soundtracks Now Available on Spotify

A good portion of Pablo Vega’s OSTs have been added to music streaming service Spotify. Here are the albums that are currently available: A Valley Without Wind 2 AI War: Ancient Shadows The Last Federation Shattered Haven Skyward Collapse Skyward Collapse: Nihon no Mura Searching and selecting Pablo Vega as an artist brings up multiple […]

TLF – Ending Credits Music “Lay Down Your Arms”

The Last Federation is a really unique game in that it is a strategy/tactics game set inside a simulation game.  Check out its game page for details, or swing by the forums for the game.  This is Arcen’s largest title ever, and we’re really excited to share it with folks. Alpha Information! Private alpha testing […]

Arcen Games Piano Collections, Vol. 1

I think it goes without saying that we have the greatest fans in the world. Arcen Games has been around since 2009, and from the very beginning, we’ve had amazing fans that have continued to support us throughout the years. As a small token of our appreciation for the support you’ve given us, we’re releasing […]

Tidalis Adventure Intro (Live) by Pablo Vega

Our composer Pablo Vega passed along a special treat that we wanted to share. Pablo recently had a chance to record some live music in the church where he and his wife Hunter were married, and he took the time to touch on a piece from the Arcen library. Here’s his note, along with the […]

Skyward Collapse OST Breakdown

The Skyward Collapse OST is very different from other soundtracks that I’ve composed for our games. To start with, this is the first soundtrack that I’ve co-composed with someone else. Ted Hardin is a good friend of mine, an incredibly talented guitarist, and a master of melody in my humble opinion. By that I mean […]

Shattered Haven OST on sale through Band Camp!

The Shattered Haven Original Soundtrack is now on sale through Band Camp! If you enjoyed the music, check it out at: http://arcenmusic.bandcamp.com/album/shattered-haven Thank you for your continued support!

AVWW 2 OST and AVWW 2 (Extended Edition) OST On Sale!

A Valley Without Wind 2 OST and A Valley Without Wind 2 (Extended Edition) OST are now on sale through Bandcamp! AVWW 2 OST is on sale for $5, and includes the following select tracks from the game: 1. To One Who’ll Stand And Fight 2. Ocean Shallows 3. Henchman Elder 4. Craggy Highlands 1 […]

Soundtrack Previews For Shattered Haven And Ancient Shadows

Pablo has been hard at work as usual, and is producing some of his best music ever.  He’s learned some improved mastering techniques, and at some point in the coming months is going to be working on remastering the AVWW and AI War soundtracks in general.  In the meantime, here’s a couple of new tracks […]

A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1 soundtrack on sale!

After a long year, the first soundtrack to our game “A Valley Without Wind, Vol. 1” is now on sale! It’s available through iTunes (search for “A Valley Without Wind” in the iTunes store). It’s also available for purchase at Band Camp: http://arcenmusic.bandcamp.com/Or you can purchase it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Valley-Without-Wind-Vol/dp/B0079G0N1E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1329318756&sr=8-4 These are remastered high quality versions of the […]

A Valley Without Wind Soundtrack Preview!

If you’ve enjoyed the music you’ve heard in A Valley Without Wind so far, then check out Pablo’s Sound Cloud page with a preview of some new tracks! http://soundcloud.com/pablo-vega-music/sets/a-valley-without-wind

Creating 8-Bit Sound

The soundtrack for “A Valley Without Wind” is getting off to a great start. For those of you who have heard some of the music in the trailers, you’ll notice the key component in all the pieces: the 8-bit melody. It’s a sound that is not only fun to play with, but nostalgic for any […]

A New Look Into Old Sounds

It’s been argued that there is no such thing as “original” music anymore. That everything you hear on the radio, films, games, commercials, musicals… all of it is just a recycled revision of something already written. This copycat theory is incredibly troubling for me as a composer because I’ve dedicated my life to writing, and […]

AI War 3.711 Windows Installer — With Music Included

At long last, here’s an updated installer for the Unity version of AI War.  This is the 3.711 version of the game, and also includes all the new music that we just today released as a zip file download for those already with the Unity beta versions of AI War installed.  A Mac OSX installer […]

AI War Beta 3.711 Released, Remaster/CoN Music Released!

This release is just a bugfix version that resolves some important issues (including a crash bug in the prior release).  There will be another release tonight with actual new stuff. However, today is already exciting because the long-awaited release of the remastered music — and the new Children of Neinzul tracks — is today!  We […]

Dev Log – AI War “Midnight Starfields”

View Larger Version Exclusive first peek at a new music track coming in AI War 4.0! Check out how the tempo shifts around 1:40 or so in the video — Pablo’s outdid himself, as usual. The entire AI War (and The Zenith Remnant) soundtrack is fully remastered for the upcoming AI War 4.0, but there […]

Tidalis: Original Soundtrack

Hello everyone! I wanted to take a moment to let you know that if you like the music from “Tidalis”, then the original soundtrack is now available on iTunes! You can log on to the iTunes store from your personal computer and search for “Tidalis” or “Pablo Vega”. You can also follow this link: Tidalis: Original […]

Arcen Games Composer: Pablo Vega

Hello everyone, my name is Pablo Vega, and I’m the Composer and Lead Sound Designer for Arcen Games. It’s been an absolute dream working for Arcen and getting the opportunity to share my music with you! In the coming weeks, I’m going to be blogging more and more about the music and general sound of […]

Article in The Herald-Sun About Pablo Vega, AI War’s Composer

The Herald-Sun recently did an article about Pablo Vega, Arcen Games’ composer.  Pablo has a lot of exciting things going on his life (local TV pilot, concert with his friend Anoop), and AI War is just one of them.  To read more about him, including is prodigious start as a musician, click over to the […]

AI War Soundtrack Now Available Through iTunes!

The soundtrack from AI War has been widely praised, and with good reason. If you can’t get enough of the music while playing the game, or you love the music but RTS games just aren’t your thing, you’re in luck: iTunes is now carrying the original soundtrack (OST) for the game!   In the iTunes […]

How to stream an ogg file using DirectSound in SlimDX.

With a nudge in the right direction from the SlimDX devs, I’ve finally got a working streaming solution for DirectSound in SlimDX. This will be a part of the 1.007 release of AI War, improving performance in the game, but I also wanted to share the code for this since it isn’t out there anywhere […]