ONEBIGGAME AND GAME MUSIC INITIATIVE REVEAL COMPOSER LINE-UP FOR ONEBIGALBUM
17 Award-Winning Composers to Deliver a Unique Track for Charity Music Album
San Francisco – Mar 31, 2011 - OneBigGame (http://www.onebiggame.com), the non-profit publisher of videogames and the Game Music Initiative are proud to reveal the final line-up of contributing composers for "OneBigAlbum," the recently announced collaboration of famous game music composers, creating a unique new album for charity.
"The idea for the OneBigAlbum instantly met with tremendous enthusiasm from video game musicians all over the globe and we were thrilled to see so many of them contributing with a track for OneBigAlbum," commented Ruud van de Moosdijk, founder of the Game Music Initiative. "We think we have a very strong and diverse line-up for our album and one which fans of games and game music the world over can really look forward to."
The roster includes award winning composers from all five continents, who, combined, have worked on more than 700 games. The full line-up is as follows:
Michiel van den Bos (Unreal, Deus Ex, Overlord),
Allister Brimble (Alien Breed, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Hydroventure/Fluidity)
Marc Canham (Far Cry 2, Driver II-IV, Split Second)
Andrew Curnock (Escape Vektor, Pop, Avatar: The Last Airbender)
Jason Graves (Dead Space Series, Command & Conquer IV: Tiberian Twilight, Prey 2)
James Hannigan (Harry Potter series, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Evil Genius)
Akari Kaida (Breath of Fire III, Megaman BN series, Onimusha 3: Demon Siege)
Frank Klepacki (Command & Conquer series, Blade Runner, Universe at War)
Masaya Matsuura (Parappa the Rapper, Vib-Ribbon, WINtA)
Peter McConnell (Psychonauts, Grim Fandango, Brütal Legend)
Mike Reagan (God of War I-III, Darksiders, Spider-Man 2)
Chris Rickwood (Age of Empires Online, Global Agenda, Ghostbusters: The Videogame)
Bart Roijmans (Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force, Aliens in the Attic, Dragonhunters)
Cris Velasco (God of War I-III, Prototype, Clive Barker's Jericho)
Christopher Tin (Civilization IV, Pirates of the Caribbean Online, Cars Online)
Jonathan vd Wijngaarden (Adam's Venture, Fairytale Fights, Sims Medieval Facebook)
Inon Zur (Dragon Age series, Prince of Persia, RIFT: Planes of Telara)
The Game Music Initiative is also proud to announce it has managed to get veteran recording artist Tom Pearce (Practical Music) to handle final mastering for OneBigAlbum. Mr. Pearce has over 30 years of experience in recording, mixing, and producing and has worked with world famous musical acts, including The Who, Culture Beat, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Faithless, Stanley Clark and Elton John.
A release date and pricing for the album will be announced soon. OneBigGame's charity partners Save the Children and Starlight Children's Foundation will each receive a minimum of 40% of net prcoeeds from sales of the album to help vulnerable children across the world.
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OneBigGame aims to raise funds to help solve problems afflicting children around the world. The nature of these problems can be diverse, but the kind of projects OneBigGame supports will always revolve around a structural improvement in children's lives, expanding their opportunities in life. OneBigGame raises funds by publishing games kindly donated pro bono by established names in game development, in conjunction with support from the development community as a whole. OneBigGame always aims to donate a minimum of 80 percent of all donations to its charity partners Save the Children and Starlight Children's foundation. To learn more about OneBigGame, please visit www.onebiggame.org or www.onebiggame.com
About the Game Music Initiative
The Game Music Initiative is the name of a not-for-profit foundation that was created to promote the art of video game music composing, and the often overlooked brilliant composers that create video game music. It is the Game Music Initiative's sole purpose to increase awareness for Game Music as well as Game Music Composers, through a wide range of independent projects, and events.
About charity partner Save the Children
Save the Children works in more than 120 countries. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. For more information, please visit www.savethechildren.org.uk '
About charity partner Starlight Children's Foundation
When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For more than 25 years, Starlight Children's Foundation has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight's programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of chapters and offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Starlight Children's Foundation, please visit www.starlight.org.