I'm a composer and musician specializing in music for multimedia.

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ariehl Oct 1 2012, 3:49pm says:

If anyone is interested, I've released the soundtrack to the game! You can check it out at Bandcamp.antonriehl.com - I've also included a few custom levels when you purchase. :)

+6 votes   game: Snayke
ariehl Nov 21 2011, 5:16pm says:

Something about the green seems the most ominous to me... like soulless and cold

+1 vote   media: Martian Swatch
ariehl Sep 13 2011, 12:31pm says:

I'm definitely still interested in helping out if we move forward...

+1 vote   news: Most apologies.
ariehl May 11 2011, 12:41pm says:

I hope Indiecade works out! If it does, we'll have to hang out, as I attend every year (and live pretty close by...)

+1 vote   news: Akeldama Update 05/10/11
ariehl May 8 2011, 12:24pm replied:

The engine has not yet been optimized, so the number of NPCs is still pretty limited. Most people seem to really notice the lag around 3-4 at the moment, although I've played some levels with as many as 6. Also ragdolls tend to take up a lot of processing until they "go to sleep" so when fighting multiple enemies in the same area a ragdoll can really slow things down.

+1 vote   news: Arena art asset overview video
ariehl Apr 19 2011, 12:35pm replied:

The game is still in alpha, and hasn't been optimized yet, so even if you had a demo, it wouldn't be an accurate demonstration of the ability to run on your computer.

+1 vote   news: New Overgrowth a127 video devlog
ariehl Apr 5 2011, 10:54am says:

Can't wait to check it out!

+1 vote   news: Collaboration Project Teased and Revealed! Stealth Map in Overgrowth!
ariehl Apr 1 2011, 2:25pm replied:

Man... I didn't even see your comment here... They really should have some kind of notification for this...

+1 vote   member: ariehl
ariehl Apr 1 2011, 2:24pm replied:

Hey, I didn't see your comment for a while, but we actually do need clarinet if you are still interested... you should email Mikko or me and we can get you the details to play... overgrowthorchestra@gmail.com

+1 vote   news: Overgrowth Main Theme Piano Solo and OG Weekly
ariehl Feb 19 2011, 11:33am replied:

They also have not started serious optimization on the engine yet. So right now, all the models are at full quality, all the time. Once the optimization starts, people should see a big improvement in frame rate.

+2 votes   news: Overgrowth art video (comic timelapse + platforming level design)
ariehl Jan 13 2011, 10:57am replied:

There's nothing to stop you from modding now, and the most important things will remain in game. There has already been some pretty amazing user made content, and mods, and if you start working with it now, you could release finished products at the same time as the official game (or even before).

The final release is of course the tricky part. I wouldn't be surprised if they hit beta around the end of the year, and then spend another year tweaking that, and working on the campaign. But once it reaches beta, I think mods will be coming out pretty regularly...

+2 votes   news: "Frozen ragdolls" video
ariehl Jan 8 2011, 11:31am replied:

There has been some proposed guidelines for how and where custom material and assets live, so hopefully when the game is fully released, people will start to follow those techniques...

+3 votes   tutorial: HD Video Tutorial - Importing Models
ariehl Dec 8 2010, 11:09am replied:

The city is still very much a work in progress. They released it this week since it was a lighter development week. I would expect a lot more detail and culture added to the level in the coming weeks.

+3 votes   news: John's Alpha Video (cat city)
ariehl Nov 22 2010, 11:07am replied:

Hey iQew, thanks for checking it out!

+1 vote   member: ariehl
ariehl Oct 30 2010, 11:32am says:

@V1N3 There is no stand up animation yet... so not clunky, it just teleports...

@Mr.Mellon I'm pretty sure that punches will come along, but they are still working on the engine, so you are just seeing placeholder animations. When the engine is finished, they will start working on specific combat, (or the real combat)

+2 votes   news: Ragdoll knockouts test (HD)
ariehl May 12 2010, 3:07am says:

I like the new scout idea. I thought the old one really looked too much like the tripod. Plus I like that it has some character of it's own and isn't like any other game's. I think it still needs some more detail, but is a great start so far.

+1 vote   news: New concept's & New look for the Scout
ariehl May 7 2010, 10:01pm replied:

Well, I have two comments to that...
The first is that it's not a mod, it's a full blown game (although we are still planning to offer it for free).
Second is that as a composer I'd like to create a sound and mood that is consistent throughout the whole game. My goal is to set a mood that is reminiscent of turn of the century music, and the Jeff Wayne music is just so... disco-y... So while I appreciate the musical for what it is, I don't think it will be making a significant appearance in the game. (There is a chance things will change, but it's the current plan.)

+1 vote   game: War Of The Worlds The Game (WotW)
ariehl May 4 2010, 8:09pm replied:

Yeah... they're already over $100K... so I guess it's doing well...

+2 votes   news: Introducing the Humble Indie Bundle (pay what you want)
ariehl Apr 30 2010, 3:32am says:

My only concern with the animation is there are several times that two of the feet are off the ground... I do believe it would fall over if that happened...

+1 vote   news: The tripods.. they're.. here!... AGAIN! (Big-ass update)
ariehl Apr 25 2010, 11:14am replied:

I'm currently writing a completely new soundtrack for the game. The current direction is to write music that is similar to turn of the century music, so I am basing several ideas off "The Planets" by Gustav Holst. There would also be licensing issues to actually use the Jeff Wayne music.

+1 vote   game: War Of The Worlds The Game (WotW)
ariehl Apr 11 2010, 11:33am replied:

The current plan is to have the game set in the general time frame as the book, so around the turn of the century England. As such, I'm currently writing music that will fit in that era. We're still having conversations about what the music will be, so there's not any good examples of music yet. But currently I am playing with ideas based around The Planets by Gustav Holst.

+1 vote   game: War Of The Worlds The Game (WotW)
ariehl Apr 6 2010, 1:07am replied:

Thanks. I'm very happy with the way it's looking. There's still a lot to tweak, and every once in a while I get some errors on my computer, but it's already SO much better. :)

+1 vote   blog: New Web Design
ariehl Apr 4 2010, 11:20pm says:

Looking great! Glad to see you are making some progress, and can't wait to see some of that new concept art ;)

+1 vote   news: The tripods.. they're.. here!... AGAIN! (Big-ass update)
ariehl Mar 5 2010, 2:51am says:

Wow, these really look fantastic!

+1 vote   news: Halfway there!
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