The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 47 – STAGE 1 START!

Welcome to a brand new podcast episode! Today I am joined, as always, my good friend and confidant Chris Caskie of CCaskieArt.

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Enjoy the podcast in video and audio formats below:

And hit the jump for show notes!

It’s been a while since we met so it’s an absolutely bumper episode today, featuring a bunch of interesting news (well, we thought it was interesting, anyway) plus the usual “what we’ve been playing” talk, featuring everything from modern Nintendo classics to the delightful Gal*Gun Returns.

The third segment is the main attraction here, though; Chris and I take on the weighty subject of “first level music” — the tracks that you hear after pressing the start button and going through the menus. These tracks play a massively important part in establishing the tone and mood of a game — so it’s super-important to get them right.

Turns out quite a few people got them right over the years, so we thought we’d talk about a whole bunch of ’em!

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