Recent posts by Flameshorts on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / Changes to the Collabs section

Well this is incredibly disappointing. As others have pointed out, Kongregate did an excellent job of hiding the Collabs section. I also don’t see why improving the Collabs isn’t an option. The deletion of this aspect of Kongregate seems like a very bad move in my opinion.

Why become just another game hosting website? Having a place for people to work together ON games really sets Kongregate apart from the other sites like it.

I hope that you all will reconsider this destructive decision…

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Anyone Need a Composer?

Glad you’re off to a good start Metabble! I wish you the best of luck, and make sure to always have fun. :)

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Anyone Need a Composer?

Hi Metabble! Thanks for your comments on my music.

If you’re a beginner to music then I’d recommend picking up an instrument that is less technically demanding to start playing, like the guitar or piano, and go from there. If you’re already working with piano then you’re on a good path for working in the MIDI realm seeing as the keyboard is a standard tool for composing in programs like GarageBand. It’s great that you’re so driven to compose your own pieces!

It would definitely benefit you to get a beginner book for piano; that being said there’s probably a decent amount of free material online to help you get started. Learning how to play basic songs like “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” are how everyone starts! It’s part of the foundation that you will be able to build on later. Learning these melodies in the right hand on piano alone is a great first step. Once you get that down, you can add the chords in the left hand.

Learning to read music will definitely benefit you a lot but of equal importance is the development of your ears. You can work on developing your reading skills and your aural skills at the same time. Learn to recognize the relationship between two notes. Learn to recognize the relationship between the notes and the chord that they are a part of. Learn to recognize rhythmic patterns and things of this sort. These are all things that will help you in the long run.

Don’t think that this all has to come rapidly though! Expect for it to be an ongoing process.

Keep in mind that it takes time to develop your artistic abilities and your ability to use the tools needed to express your art. I’ve been studying music for many years and I’ve been working with GarageBand for the last 4 years. It’s a long process but if you are determined you will see progressive results.

Feel free to message me with any other questions you might have!

Also, a good website to use for training your aural abilities is: http://good-ear.com

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Anyone Need a Composer?

Hey Something13, I got my instruments from GarageBand and Logic. :)

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Anyone Need a Composer?

Hey Epsellis! I’m flattered you ask me for advice!

Everything you heard on my soundcloud was actually made in GarageBand primarily. I used Logic and Pro Tools some here and there but most of the songs were done in GarageBand. If you’re just getting started with GarageBand I’d recommend you get really familiar with the basics of the program itself. It’s fairly easy to learn as you go, unlike some DAW’s.

You’re welcome to PM me with any specific questions you might have and I’ll be more than happy to answer them as best as I can!

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Anyone Need a Composer?

Absolutely JohnKasuboski.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Anyone Need a Composer?

Wow thanks a lot JokerJ061398!!

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Anyone Need a Composer?

I want to work on more games.

You can hear some of my material here.

http://soundcloud.com/elibishop

PM me if you’re interested in working with me at all.

-Eli

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Writing Music for Games

Good luck to all of us struggling to write music for games! It seems almost impossible to get any work on here, even for free!

You’re stuff sounds very good guitarmania!

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Anyone need Music?

It seems like it’s impossible for us composers to even get offered work on this site! Is there anyone out there who needs music for their game?

You can hear my music on my profile.

http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/Flameshorts

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Musicians Wanted

What kind of a game will this be? Are you looking for someone to write music specifically for the game or are you talking about just putting music from a lot of different people into your game?

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Composer seeking work.

Thanks for checking it out! Yeah most of my influences are from the good old SNES RPG’s.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Composer seeking work.

I know all of us composers are seeking work but I just thought I’d throw myself back out there as a reminder of my existence to those of you who need some music for your games.

I’ve got most of my music up on my profile here.

http://www.kongregate.com/accounts/Flameshorts

Let me know if you need some music!

 
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Topic: Collaborations / My game idea: Guns n' blades (WIP of title)

I’d be up for doing music and sounds if you want!

 
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Topic: Collaborations / need music

Do you have any specific details about what you would like the music to sound like?

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Need Artist and Music

I’d be willing to make the music if you’re interested.
I’ve got some examples of stuff on my profile. I have better software now than I did when I wrote most of those so the sounds and instruments are better now than they were then but you can get an idea of my style’s from the stuff on my profile.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Brand New MMORPG!

Hey I’m starving to be in on a project. I write music for video games but I don’t do any programming. I might be able to to help out some with story line writing but my main interest is the audio. If you all get going on things and are looking for someone, please consider me!

 
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Topic: Collaborations / New RPG platformer Puzzler, warped gravity, stolen identity - FlashDev Looking for artist(s)

Need music? If so would you consider letting me in on the project?

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Basketball Evolution - NEW (1/10/09) - Positions OPEN

I can help with music and audio. I’ve done some 8 bit stuff before though I don’t have any of it uploaded on here but I have some of my other material up. I’m interested. PM me if you need me.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Need a dedicated somebody

Originally posted by headfonez:

Oh I get it, because I said dedicated somebody. Hah well i just need a dedicated designer.

Haha yeah. Sorry I was just messing with you. Hope you find someone though. I’d do it but I know nothing about design. if you need music though I’m a dedicated somebody then!

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Need a dedicated somebody

…so is this like, and attempt at a pick-up line or something?

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Critter Forge] Why can't you remove auctions?

I agree. There should definitely be a way to cancel your auctions. I wouldn’t think it’d be that hard to refund the people’s bids either. It’s a real pain to wait 24 hours and know that you haven’t had any bids also.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Looking For Programing Partner (art 80%done)

Looks awesome. When do you anticipate the game being ready by?

 
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Topic: Collaborations / artist looking for a >Sound designer< and a >Programmer<

I’d be interested in helping with sound and music. I have some of my stuff up on my Kongregate profile, PM me if you’re interested at all.

BTW how the hell do you beat the first level of the game?! I can’t seem to figure out the correct order.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Help wanted for flash beat em up game

I’d be interested in helping with music as well if for some reason it doesn’t work out for anyone else who’s already offered.