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A wild Music Man appears! Da da da daaa dada... Da da da daa daaaaa....

Posted by Tastyrice on Aug 4th, 2011


I'm sure you guys are fairly familiar with Garrett and myself by now. Garrett our smart, sexy, savvy code monkey that works magic with keyboard strokes. This Genel Jumalon guy that goes under the alias of Tastyrice who makes chickens. Finally we have some guy that does the music.

Well it's about time we shed some light on our epic bard and his tales of courage and fortitude against thousands of man eating chickens.

Meet the Bard


Name: Ugurcan "Kabraxis" Orcun. People often know me by my nickname :)
Age: 22
From: Izmir / Turkey.

Experience with game industry: Playing games since '97 and interested with Industry itself since 2003. Worked on an AAA title game, and few little Indie games.

Random Chicken Fact: Chickens can be distinguished by their sounds.

Musical Direction: Since game itself is influenced from north European myths, I'm aiming for European-folk tunes. But also I want it to be somewhat unique. So I'm trying to use lesser-known instruments with light orchestral themes, for in-game music.

Inspirations: Tough question. I love to listen every kind of World music, those are my primary inspirations. I also enjoy to listen post-rock, down tempo, dark industrial, acid-jazz, and blues-rock. And many Video Game music composers, including but not only, Paul Romero, Jeremy Soule, Mark Morgan and Matt Uelmen are inspired me to go ahead with composing.

How would I survive the Ragnarok: I think Ive learned some survival tips from video games, like using a med-kit and finding lots of ammo before boss fights. I hope those work properly.

Closing Chicken Comments: I'm eager to see the Cook dwarf makes some chicken fries.

Chickens!


Kabraxis has done a fantastic job being our Audio Designer at French Rice games. If you guys have not checked out our almost finished Survivor's of Ragnarok theme yet I highly suggest you do so. We conveniently embedded the theme below.


Those of you lucky to catch our live stream earlier this week you were treated to me working on battle animations while Garrett had a chance to talk about combat in depth. We hope our community enjoyed that little bit of insight into our development workflow. Make sure you guys keep an eye out on next week's post as we will be revealing more detail about our combat system.

We'll end this weeks news post with more Starcraft 2 Contest entries. This entry was submitted by "Vm Yopopo" with his take of our Dwarven "Inspirational" posters.


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x3nu
x3nu Aug 5 2011, 2:07am says:

Who says Dwarves can't fly? All one has to do is grab a chicken, hold it above his head, then jump. You know, like in Zelda ;p

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CMDKeen
CMDKeen Aug 5 2011, 2:55am replied:

Bit too heavy for that.

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salem5
salem5 Aug 5 2011, 7:37am replied:

And if that don't work: Use more chicken.

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Tastyrice Author
Tastyrice Aug 5 2011, 8:12am replied:

I suppose we'll take the scientific approach and test out how many chickens it actually takes to allow a dwarf to fly.

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Wazubaba
Wazubaba Aug 5 2011, 9:08am replied:

This discussion brings to mind a giant balloon net thing filled with hundreds of flapping chickens, with some unlucky dwarf tied to it. He jumps off the cliff shouting "For science!". Can you make a chicken-powered version of a hot-air balloon so I can bring this picture to life ?

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x3nu
x3nu Aug 5 2011, 12:42pm replied:

Lets say a single chicken can fly while carrying 10 pounds (to much?), and lets say that our modest sized dwarf weighs about 300 pounds. For the dwarf to achieve flight, he must then have about 30 chickens.

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gazornonplat
gazornonplat Aug 7 2011, 11:18am replied:

This again, ignoring the fact that the longest ever record flight for a chicken is about 13 seconds. They are all-but-flightless animals themselves.

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Wazubaba
Wazubaba Aug 8 2011, 9:17am replied:

But this is for science ! Why stop at rational numbers !? Besides, 100s = chicken-powered airship. Also, @ gazornonplat, it's a game. Dwarfs are "technically" mythical creatures(it's kind of a grey-area). So why not super-chickens ?

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TooMiserable
TooMiserable Aug 5 2011, 12:31pm says:

"So I'm trying to use lesser-known instruments"
Have you tried using a hurdy gurdy? I found that those work wonderfully in any folk track.

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Kabraxis- Creator
Kabraxis- Aug 6 2011, 11:54am replied:

Ah, yeah, I want that in my arsenal, too :)

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x3nu
x3nu Aug 6 2011, 1:15am says:

On a more serious note, It's good to finally meet the bard :)

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ninjaman999
ninjaman999 Aug 6 2011, 10:25pm says:

Its also good to know there are more and more Turkish developers appearing besides the guys that made Mount and Blade.
Merhaba kardeş :D

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SolidFake
SolidFake Aug 16 2011, 2:49pm says:

awesome track

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