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Journey composer says new AFM contract won't solve 'intimidation-based culture'

Earlier this week, the American Federation of Musicians threatened Journey composer Austin Wintory with a $50,000 fine for creating music for a video game. Wintory's actions were allegedly in violation of a contract enacted in October 2012, but a new agreement between the AFM and Microsoft is...

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Music union threatens Journey composer with $50K fine

The American Federation of Musicians has threatened Journey composer Austin Wintory with a $50,000 fine for working on video games, Wintory explains in a video. AFM President Ray Hair and a committee enacted a video game recording contract in 2012 that bars union members from working on new...

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Dive into ex-Journey art director's new game Abzu, only on PS4 [Update: Trailer]

Development studio Giant Squid and publisher 505 Games will take players on a journey underwater for their first game, Abzu. Get it? Journey? Because Giant Squid is the studio formed by Matt Nava, the art director for PS3 hit, Journey. Abzu will arrive exclusively on PS4. The game will also...

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Funky free roguelike Soul Fjord out now, exclusively on Ouya

Soul Fjord is now available on the Ouya store. Developed by Airtight Games, the rhythm-action game stars an afro-sporting viking named Magnus Jones, who is hacking through enemies to get to the afterlife nightclub Valhalla. The developer describes its gameplay as "an extreme mash-up of rhythm...

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Hit List Q&A: Journey composer Austin Wintory

In the "Hit List" from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the video game industry's top talents describe their current gaming addictions, their most anticipated releases and more. This week: Austin Wintory, Grammy-nominated composer for games such as Journey, Monaco and The Banner...

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Thatgamecompany's flOw swimming to PS4 next week

Thatgamecompany's flOw will launch next Tuesday, December 17 on PS4, Sony Santa Monica announced in a PlayStation Blog post today. The port of the artsy aquatic indie game will cost $5.99, with its lone DLC priced at $1.99. Developed by Jenova Chen and Nicholas Clark as a Flash game in 2006, the...

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Beatbuddy breaks out the turntables this summer

Beatbuddy has been jamming on its own for far too long, and it's finally ready to share some sweet tunes with the world. Beatbuddy is coming to PC and Mac this summer, but first it's stopping off at PAX East, in booth 1048, to show some hands-on demos. Beatbuddy is a musical platformer, featuring...

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Let Austin Wintory guide you through Journey's soundtrack

We absolutely adore the soundtrack to Journey, but going through the complete score with composer Austin Wintory's commentary proves that guy experiences music on a level we'll never understand....

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Journey art director opens new studio, first game to include music from Austin Wintory

Matt Nava, former art director for Journey and Flower, announced that he will be opening a new game development studio, Giant Squid. Nava teamed up wth Los Angeles television and film company Ink Factory to found the studio, and will serve as creative director. Nava is joined by Nicholas Clark, who...

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Journey soundtrack loses Grammy to Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Austin Wintory's composition of thatgamecompany's Journey soundtrack earned him a Grammy nomination in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category, an accomplishment Wintory was shocked to achieve. It marked the first time a full video game score was recognized by the Academy, following...

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