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A new album of aggressively epic guitar-driven metal tributes to video game music by Daniel Tidwell (also known as metaldaniel03)
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I posted my first guitar version of a video game theme on YouTube about 8 years ago now and I absolutely fell in love with recreating themes that shot me back to cherished times of my childhood. I haven't stopped since and I know that right now I'm better than I ever have been. This album will easily be the best thing I've ever released. I guarantee it will be bigger, better and more epic than ever.

In the past I've had very limited budgets to make albums. You can help me smash that barrier and make this album everything that I know it can be.

Kickstarter is all or nothing, so if you want this album to see the light of day pre-order it right here to make it happen!

Even if you're unable to pre-order the album please SHARE this page if you want to help this project. Sharing is caring. And if you don't share you are a square. That rhymes so you know it's true.

The album artwork will once again be created by the great Jean-Pascal Fournier.
The album artwork will once again be created by the great Jean-Pascal Fournier.

I think I've come up with some pretty awesome rewards so check 'em out.

We can make an insanely kickass album together!

STRETCH GOALS:

$12,500 [VICTORY!]: I will make an ENTIRE ADDITIONAL ALBUM of epic Movie/TV themes and send a digital copy to EVERY backer that receives Versus Video Games 3.

$15,000 [VICTORY!]: Physical CD versions of the Movie/TV theme album to every backer of a physical tier. This is something I've wanted to do for a long time and have had a lot of requests for. I would love to be able to do it properly and give you guys even more for your pledges.

$20,000: I realize this is a long shot, but if we're able to accomplish this goal I am going to make another entire EP (5-8 songs) based on one game or a game series. Which game/series it is will be left to the votes of backers and all backers will receive the EP via digital download

If you're unfamiliar with my YouTube channel, here's a taste of some of the videos I've made through the years:

Thank you for being awesome and for making my musical journey what it is. I love making these albums and I'm so grateful to you for making it possible.

- Daniel

Risks and challenges

The only risk is failing to reach the goal. Kickstarter is all or nothing so I would have to rethink how I can accomplish this project.

Other than that, barring some horrible accident that involves me losing my arms, there's no risk of it not happening. I've made albums and fulfilled pre-orders several times before.

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    [ADVENTURER]: You will get an mp3 download of one song (my choice) from the new album!

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    [FIGHTER]: You will get mp3 downloads of two songs (my choice) from the new album, plus your name in the digital liner notes as a thank you!

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    [WARRIOR]: DIGITAL ALBUM. Exclusive Kickstarter-only digital download version of the new album (before the official release date) + your name in the digital liner notes!

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    [HERO]: LIMITED EDITION CD. Kickstarter-only edition of the new album (before the official release date) + your name in the digital liner notes + DIGITAL ALBUM!

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    [LEGENDARY HERO]: LIMITED EDITION CD+. Kickstarter-only edition of the new album (before the official release date), a signed thank you card, a guitar pick and your name in the album liner notes + DIGITAL ALBUM!

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    [ARMORED WARLORD]: Get equipped with an Epic KICKSTARTER-ONLY T-SHIRT + LIMITED EDITION CD (before the official release date) + GUITAR PICK + SIGNED THANK YOU CARD + your name in the album liner notes!

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    [DIGITAL GATHERER]: Everything digital. Get EVERY song Daniel has ever done in high quality MP3 format. This includes every released album/song including the new album plus many unreleased and bonus tracks. Includes OVER 100 SONGS! (This reward is digital download only, no physical items).

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    [LEGENDARY GATHERER]: Get EVERY song Daniel has ever done in high quality MP3 format. This includes every released album/song plus many unreleased and bonus tracks. Includes OVER 100 SONGS! + ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS!

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    [GODLY GATHERER]: Get CD copies of Versus Video Games, Versus Video Games 2, Echoes of the Elders, Existence Asunder, and the kickstarter-only limited edition of Versus Video Games 3. (+LEGENDARY GATHERER mp3 collection +All Previous Rewards!)

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    [GOD OF THE BARDS]: Your voice on Versus Video Games 3! No singing ability required. Instructions will be messaged to you to participate in a gang vocal/choir section. You'll have to record and send your part and I'll take it from there. Glory awaits! + ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS!

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    [HONORED WARLORD]: You (or your company) will be personally thanked in scrolling credits of every Daniel Tidwell (metaldaniel03) video on YouTube for the next year. + ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS!

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    [HARMONIOUS LORD OF LIFE]: You get an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on all versions of the album! + GOD OF THE BARDS (if you wish) + ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS!

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    [SPEED DEMON LORD]: You get Daniel's one of a kind black custom scalloped fretboard guitar as seen in his videos of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Duck Hunt Medley, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Forest Maze and more. IMPORTANT: The electronics, bridge and tuners have been removed from this guitar only the body and neck are left but it's still in great condition. (+HARMONIOUS LORD OF LIFE and All Previous Rewards!)

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    [KING OF THE DRAGON RIDERS]: You get Daniel's one of a kind white CUSTOM DRAGON INLAY GUITAR as seen in his videos of Runescape, Tetris, King K. Rool, SF2 Ken's Theme and FFVI Battle videos. (+HARMONIOUS LORD OF LIFE and All Previous Rewards!)

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    [GOD OF THE ETERNAL DARK FLAME]: You get one of Daniel's black Ibanez RG550 guitars (I have two of the same model in my collection) with maple fretboard and with DiMarzio Evolution pickups installed in the bridge and neck position. Made in Japan at the FujiGen factory in 1991. As seen in many of the videos on YouTube. (+HARMONIOUS LORD OF LIFE and All Previous Rewards!)

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