From these pages into your computer

From these pages into your computer

Hi everyone, we have some exciting news!

New Live Opening Theme

It’s always been a dream of ours to have our main theme be performed live, and our dream finally came true!  We brought in an accomplished string quartet to record the main theme captured it into two new tracks – string and alternative pizzicato versions.

If you have the Collector’s Edition, these two new tracks are available immediately. Additionally, as a bonus, all CE owners also now have access to the sheet music. The new theme will be added to the next update soon. If you own the base game, you can now upgrade to the Collector’s Edition, it’s even 66% off until the end of the Lunar New Year Sale!  If you want to learn more about how we made this all happen, here’s a chronicle of the creative process:

http://gunsoficarus.com/blog/making-of-guns-of-icarus-main-theme-music/

Troubadour of Burren Event!

Since we’re releasing our new live version of the main theme, we’d love to hear your live version as well! In your game folder you’ll find sheet music to the Guns of Icarus Main Theme, the same one we’re releasing today. Take any instrumental, vocal, or other musical ability you have to do your own cover. Every person that emails in their cover version to feedback@musegames.com (bad, great, or otherwise) will receive a free item of their choice and, in the next patch, the exclusive title Touring Troubadour.

The best cover will have a chance to be released into the game files for everyone to hear. Good luck sky captains!

Credits:
Theme by Zain Effendi
Arranged by Andres Soto, Mitch McCarthy

Performed by:

Eric Allen (Cello)
Adrianna Mateo (Violin)
Kallie Ciechomski (Viola)
Rebekah Durham (Violin)
Recorded at Douglass Recording

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No email or screenshots. Just exclusive achievements for a limited time!

Hat, mask, dyes, and an exclusive reward

Hello everyone!

This is a big weekend with a massive sale on Steam, new youtubers talking about Guns of Icarus, limited time exclusive title, and some cool items! Also on Monday keep an eye out for an something really special.

As always at 3 pm eastern we’ll be on twitch.tv/gunsoficarus talking to you live about everything Guns of Icarus and Alliance related , answering questions, and giving a behind the scenes look at the development process.

Follow the Jump to learn about the Lunar Novice Phenomenon, what our team has been working on, and our player of the week! Continue reading

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The creation of destruction.

The creation of destruction.

Hello Everyone,

The big news of the week is the tutorial progress and a new soundtrack work. To see a snippet of that work involving flames check this out! If you’re interested in the wonderful music give a listen here! We’re also preparing for new players on their way in.

To hear all the latest news and talk to us live join us at twitch.tv/gunsoficarus. We’ll be answering every questions brought up and hanging with you guys starting at 3 pm eastern and going for the next hour.

To hear about our work for the week and see our player of the week follow the jump! Continue reading

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Main Theme Sheet Music

A Journey from Conception to Live Instrumentation

Guns of Icarus Main Theme 2 Years in the Making

Crafting the main theme music is one vital part of shaping and communicating the vision, worldview, and tone of Guns of Icarus.  When people open the game, especially for the first time, it’s the first thing that they are exposed to.  It’s that window into the creative soul of the game, connecting people emotionally with the worldview and context we try to shape.

This journey started shortly after the initial release of the game, at the time we launched the Kickstarter for the expansion.  In addition to the frenzy of running the campaign and the incredible support of our players, the one surprising thing that happened during the campaign was composers and artists reaching out to us, looking to collaborate.  One of the composers who reached out was Zain Effendi.  When we looked at his portfolio, we gulped.  A composer who’s worked with Hans Zimmer wanting to work with us!?  We didn’t think it  would be possible.  But as it turned out, Zain was interested in branching out into games and working with indie developers, so we became one of his indie projects. Continue reading

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New heroes of Icarus and you will soon know why!

New heroes of Icarus and you will soon know why!

Hello everyone!

An exciting time lies ahead and we’ve got a lot coming up. With some last minute changes from some youtubers we’re not going to be able to do the normal dev fireside chat as we all need to be on call for the upcoming event. We will still be streaming at 3 pm eastern at twitch.tv/gunsoficarus but we will be doing a special extra dev games with free items with Josie!

To see everyone’s week and the player of the week follow the jump. Continue reading

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A sneak peek at George’s effects work.

Hello Everyone,

It’s been a busy week as the office starts moving back into full swing! New effects, new maps, and new weapons are all in the works in Museland and the content to Alliance just keeps expanding!

To hear about everything in detail and get to ask us questions live please join us at twitch.tv/gunsoficarus for the Dev Fireside Chat at 3 pm eastern.

Follow the jump for what the office has been working on and our player of the week! Continue reading

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An amazing new tournament to start off the year!

An amazing new tournament to start off the year!

Hello everyone and welcome to Guns of Icarus 2016!

Everyone is waking up back at the office so this is going to be a quicker version of the Mayday Friday. As always join us at twitch.tv/gunsoficars at 3 pm for the fireside and get a chance to talk to us about all our plans for Alliance and Guns of Icarus Online.

Find out about the Cronus League and player of the week after the jump! Continue reading

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