Pop Corny – writing music and sfx for an awesome iphone game

Pop Corny – writing music and sfx for an awesome iphone game

I recently had the privilege to work on my first music for a video game. It was a life-long dream to some day work in the field of games which I enjoy so much. Harry Kalogirou and his nLogn development team trusted me with the task of composing music and designing sound effects for his new game “Pop Corny”. The game is a highly addictive little game that involves a cute monster (mr Corny) that devours pop corn endlessly!

Pop Corny

Pop Corny

I started working on the music and it was a breath of fresh air to take a break from my epic-space-battles that I am preparing with my music project Dol Ammad and to focus on simpler and cuter sounds for a video game.

Check out the music and sounds I created for the game:

The sound design was tons of fun as me and my cat Batman were running around in the studio with bags, pop corns, coins etc to make the proper sound effects.

Pop Corny

I was really interested in a sound for a bag full of pop corn exploding so I bought tons of croissant bags that I bursted in various ways and tested the results.

Pop Corny

Of course the real fun came when we moved the mics into the kitchen to record the actual pop corns.

Pop Corny

Let’s hope I didn’t get oil on my expensive mic….

Pop Corny

The game also called for various munching sounds. No problem there, I just devoured the pop corn I had just made ๐Ÿ˜›

Pop Corny

In the end I had a great time and the honor to be part of a great game design team.

The game “Pop Corny” has reached number 1 place in the Greek app-store and it is available here : Download Pop Corny for free!

Back from quick vacations by the sea

Back from quick vacations by the sea

Hey friends, just a quick post to inform you that I am back from a few relaxing days by the sea!

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I had some time to clear my head, I have finished all the lyrics for the Dol Ammad “Hyperspeed” album and I will be posting the full tracklist and lyrics the next days. Ok I am going to unpack and we’ll catch up later ๐Ÿ™‚

“Spacelodica” – free mp3 and promo video

“Spacelodica” – free mp3 and promo video

Here is the second gift for our friends who subscribe to the Lightbridge Newsletter. The song “Spacelodica” is a special track I recorded to honor my endorsement deal with Hohner musical instruments.

In “Spacelodica” all the sounds except for bass and drums, come from a different Hohner melodica. I experimented using the melodica as a lead and bass instrument and also through special sound effects. I even used a vocoder to filter the vocals through the melodica sound. The song is a different take on the Dol Theeta’s song “Something Called Tomorrow” from the Dol Theeta album “The Universe Expands”.

Download the free mp3 by subscribing to our Newsletter. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it ๐Ÿ˜›

Thank you Hohner and cheers to another 50 years of amazing sounds and music!