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Project Phoenix is a JRPG with a squad based RTS game design, brought to you by veteran developers and creators from the East and West.
Project Phoenix is a JRPG with a squad based RTS game design, brought to you by veteran developers and creators from the East and West.
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ClassicFM's Shoutout to Project Phoenix

Posted by CIA, Inc. (Creator)
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It's not a stretch to say that video game music has come a long way, going from its chiptune days where composers were able to bring forth really great melodies despite not having much to work with to now, where they now have access to full-blown orchestras.  Composers like our own Nobuo Uematsu have helped blaze the trail, elevating game music into an art form that has gained traction and acceptance even with some of its toughest critics. 

You know the medium is progressing quite strongly when a site like ClassicFM features a list of video game music that people should keep an eye and ear out on.  Even more awesome is when they include Project Phoenix on that list!  Needless to say, being placed on that list along with luminaries as Austin Wintory (whose compositions for Journey made it the first video game to garner a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Soundtrack for Visual Media category) and Harry Gregson-Williams for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

With this recognition, the bar is set quite high as ClassicFM's has compared Tomoki's track, "Elven Glades" to Karl Jenkins's "Adiemus" and is only set to go higher once Uematsu-san shows what he's capable of.

Given the importance music plays in getting you all to immerse yourselves into Azuregard's many locales and giving you a better impression of Project Phoenix's heroes and villains alike, our musicians, Kevin Penkin, Tomoki Miyoshi, and, of course, Uematsu-san himself, have put in a lot of time and effort.  Much of the collaboration includes brainstorming musical elements like rhythm and instrumentation to create a cohesive work that is nevertheless distinct. 

It's a challenge, but one that's ultimately rewarding when you'll experience it in-game.  So as the work on Project Phoenix continues, expect to hear a few words from Tomoki and Kevin in the near future and to finally get the first taste of Uematsu-san's music coming up within the next few months!

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    1. Stephen A D Paul on

      This is why the reward I am most excited about is the copy of the musical score!

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      Maximiliano Martins on

      @Creative Intelligence Arts, Inc.,
      Is there any (legal) way we can get the music samples files so we can have them on our phone/pc?

    3. Fabian Kurayami Bessa on

      So awesome guys.

      I´m really anxious to hear more musics from PP!

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      Godewijn on

      Wow great music :)

    5. Steven Harbron on

      Thanks for the details.
      Listening to on my lunch break, So far my favourite is Elven Glades.

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      Maximiliano Martins on

      Great job guys! I love the music you showed us so far. I'm working while listening to Project Phoenix's tracks on soundcloud :). Can't wait for Uematsu's work.When I read Uematsu was woring on this project, before reading anything else, I decided yo contribute.

    7. Maxime on

      Congratulations! This is great news! João Pedro, if you haven't already had the chance to, you can check out Project Phoenix on soundcloud. You'll find a few WIP samples!

    8. Jasae Bushae on

      I wanna hear a teaser X3

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      João Pedro on

      I'm also curious how the soundtrack will be implemented in the game. Clearly, we have great talents in the team, but I'm really interested in what format they will go for?

      Actual orchestral music(obviously with not an actual orchestra), more video-gamey effects?

      I'll be watching it closely.

    10. Paul Andersen on

      I really can't wait to hear this soundtrack.

    11. Trent Carr on

      So looking forward to this keep up the great work !!!