The Players’ Score crowdfunds to showcase cultural impact of game music

This week, a Kickstarter campaign launched to make The Players’ Score: A Video Game Music Documentary a reality. This documentary will take a distinct approach from the previously-announced BEEP: A Documentary History of Video Game Sound: it will focus less on the history and creators of video game music, and more on the area’s huge cultural and personal impact. A particular focus will be on cover bands, chiptune artists, remix communities, and fan conventions.

The film is being made by independent filmmakers Kory Caldwell and Keaton Stansky with the help of audio-visual specialists including composer Jake Kaufman. The film will also feature an impressive cast of over 30 artists, including composers Austin Wintory and Hiroki Kikuta, cover bands The Minibosses and Power Glove, and chiptune artists A_Rival and Slime Girls. Caldwell notes that “We want to make an in-depth documentary on the personal and cultural impact of video game music. We want to capture this phenomenon from many different angles to showcase the amazing communities, people, and effects this music has fostered.”

The Players’ Score are asking for 24,000 USD from backers, which will be primarily used to help the creators film guests across the country and attend MAGFest 13. Depending on their pledge, backers will receive physical or digital copies of the film and soundtrack, as well as a T-shirt, for supporting the campaign. It you love video game music, be sure to back The Players’ Score now.

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Chris Greening. Last modified on August 29, 2014.

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I've contributed to websites related to game audio since 2002. In this time, I've reviewed over a thousand albums and interviewed hundreds of musicians across the world. As the founder and webmaster of VGMO -Video Game Music Online-, I hope to create a cutting-edge, journalistic resource for all those soundtrack enthusiasts out there. In the process, I would love to further cultivate my passion for music, writing, and generally building things. Please enjoy the site and don't hesitate to say hello!

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