Between January 3 to 6, MAGFest X will celebrate gaming and music with a four day festival in Washington D.C. Once again, the festival will combine game rooms with musical performances, guest speakers, and a party-like atmosphere. This year's event will feature numerous musical performers, including legendary game musician Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, Ys), popular bands (e.g. The Megas, Armcannon, The OneUps), chiptune legends (Jake Kaufman, Inverse Phase, Danimal Cannon), and DJs (e.g. Benjamin Briggs, bLiNd, Dj Cutman). Other special guests include Chris Huelsbeck, Kinuyo Yamashita, Luke Esquivel, Vincent Diamante, Chris Geehan, and Josh Whelchel. The event also offers 24-hour console, arcade, and PC game rooms, an indie game showcase, a vendors area, and a JamSpace for impromptu performances. For much more info, check the official website.
Game publisher D3 publisher has released the soundtrack for 2D action-adventure game Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! for streaming via Soundcloud. The music was written by prominent indie game composer Jake Kaufman, co-composer of 2012 AGMA winner for Best Score — Retro / Remixed Retro City Rampage. According to Kaufman's twitter account, the 35-track Soundcloud release also includes pieces that were cut from the game or reduced in length.
Following three successful predecessors, the Game Music Bundle 4 has been released. This time, the bundle includes the soundtracks for Retro City Rampage, Dear Esther, Spelunky, Indie Game: The Movie and Shoot Many Robots, some of which are among 2012 best indie game scores. While these five soundtracks are available on a &39;pay what you want&39; basis from $1, buyers spending $10 or more unlock five additional albums, making this bundle another must-buy for indie game score collectors.