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The 3rd album from the award-winning multimedia symphonic/rock decade long world touring video game concert event... Video Games Live!
The 3rd album from the award-winning multimedia symphonic/rock decade long world touring video game concert event... Video Games Live!
5,679 backers pledged $285,081 to help bring this project to life.

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LEVEL 4 released! Samples inside!



Just wanted to let everyone know that Video Games Live: LEVEL 4 has been officially released!  Aside from iTunes, Amazon, etc. we are still offering digital and physical post-kickstarter tiers directly through our website:

Digital Rewards
Physical Rewards

I wanted to share with you a few examples from the album!  Enjoy!  And if you haven't already... please support the project by purchasing so we can continue to bring video game music to the masses!

(featuring original Donkey Kong Country composer David Wise on Sax, Laura "Flute Link" Intravia on flute and EWI and Rare Software composer Robin Beanland on trumpet!)


(featuring Jillian Aversa on vocals)


(featuring Jillian Aversa on vocals)

(featuring Tommy Tallarico)


Video Games Live: LEVEL 4 album cover
Video Games Live: LEVEL 4 album cover
Video Games Live: LEVEL 4 back
Video Games Live: LEVEL 4 back
Video Games Live: LEVEL 4 back
Video Games Live: LEVEL 4 back

Thank-you for your continued support!


5 Hours Left for LEVEL 4! Last Update Before Ending! INCREDIBLE REWARD DEALS!


Hi Everyone!,

I've been up all night continuing to spread the word about the LEVEL 4 Kickstarter as we wind down into the final hours before closing. Although we made our goal (YAY!) we have 2,000 less backers then we did for our LEVEL 3 project. If each LEVEL 3 backer pledged even the minimum amount ($10 for 2 FULL albums!) we would DOUBLE our numbers and hit most of our Stretch Goals! (Which means more music for everyone!).  If you haven't already pledged, could you check out the project before it ends?

I made sure to pack all of the Reward Tiers with as much as I could to make the value as high as I could. Check out the $25 Tier!!  YOU GET...

1.  Video Games Live: LEVEL 4 album
2.  Chrono Trigger/Chrono Cross Piano arrangement album
3.  Streets of Rage remix album
4.  3 hour Video Conference Recording featuring 20 video game composers (pre-recorded digital stream)
5. Video Games Live: BONUS ROUND 2  [20 track music compilation including music and never before released tracks from VGL creator and game composer Tommy Tallarico, Halo & Destiny composers Marty O'Donnell & Mike Salvatori, Blizzard composer Russell Brower, VGL guest conductor (and Grammy Award winner) Christopher Tin (Civilization IV), Garry Schyman (BioShock composer), Peter McConnell (Monkey Island & Grim Fandango composer), Tim Larkin (Myst, Dota 2 & Portal composer), Inon Zur (Dragon Age, Crysis & Fallout composer), Neal Acree (Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo composer), Gerard Marino (God of War), Chance Thomas (Dota 2 & Lord of the Rings Online composer), Frank Klepacki (Command & Conquer composer), VGL conductor & score supervisors Emmanuel Fratianni & Laurie Robinson, VGL guest conductor Eimear Noone (Warcraft composer Blizzard and Zelda show conductor), Craig Garfinkle (Warcraft & Balder's Gate II composer), VGL vocalist Jillian Aversa (Halo, God of War), Andrew "zircon" Aversa (Soul Calibur V, Street Fighter II HD), Chad Seiter (Star Trek & The Incredibles composer), VGL performers/arrangers Laura "Flute Link" Intravia, Viking Jesus AND MORE!]
6.  Video Games Live Original Preliminary Stage Design Pencil Sketch by Famous Comic Book Artist Randy Green (Spider-Man, X-Men, Star Wars, Witchblade, Fathom, Tomb Raider, Buffy, Emma Frost)
7.  Video Games Live HD Desktop Wallpapers


Thank-you for your incredible belief and support in the project! We made it! We proved the naysayers wrong AGAIN and proved that lighting CAN strike twice!!

After today I start prepping all of the music for our December 17, 18 & 19 orchestra recordings. I'll be sending lots of updates along the way.

So incredibly happy and honored that you offer me the ability to keep doing what I love and have always dreamed of doing.



Interactive Q&A on Reddit tonight!



Just wanted to let everyone know that tonight at 6PM EASTERN I will be answering questions and doing an IAMA on Reddit!

You'll be able to find it here:

Please stop by and say hi, ask questions and most importantly... vote up the thread so that it gets more exposure and more people will know about it!

Thanks! Hope to see you soon!




Hi Level 3 Backers!,

Just wanted to let you know that LEVEL 4 just made it's goal!!

Incredibly we only have about half of the backers as we did with LEVEL 3... so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that a lot of the LEVEL 3 folks will want to come aboard for LEVEL 4 as well!  Even at the $10 Tier we're giving the full digital download of the album (in both .mp3 and uncompressed 24bit 96KHz uncompressed .wav formats) AND a brand new Video Games Live: BONUS ROUND 2 download containing 20 tracks from some of the greatest video game composers in the world!  All for just $10!

And please don't forget the special $60 SMART BOMB all digital tier that I created especially for LEVEL 3 backers.  It's basically ALL of the new digital content from the LEVEL 4 Kickstarter!

With only 4 days left to go (and now that we know it's going to be a reality!) could you please post our Kickstarter link to everyone on Facebook/Twitter, etc.? The reason we're here now is because of you and your support. I'd love to be able to put more music on this album and deliver as much as I can!

In hopes that we'll build more excitement for the project... I just updated the songs on the project page and wanted to personally share them with you here. These are brand new arrangements that no one has ever heard before! Please keep in mind that these are ONLY demo versions of the song... done with a computer orchestra through MIDI. Imagining what these are going to sound like with a full orchestra gives me chills just thinking about it!!

Zelda (mock-up demo)

It features "Zelda's Lullaby" (multiple games) and "Ballad of the Goddess" (Skyward Sword), the latter of which is actually the lullaby backwards. (Reference: We thought the relationship between the two songs would be cool to feature! The vocals on the Zelda piece will include lyrics (not just the "LA LA LA's that are in there now). Zelda's Lullaby has been done in a variety of different ways over the years so we wanted to give it a new orchestra spin and really bring out the beauty of the melody and chords.

Donkey Kong Country (mock-up demo)

That lead instrument you hear is the EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) performed by Laura "Flute Link" Intravia!

Cave Story (mock-up demo)

Again, this is only a computerized mock-up demo! The live orchestra version will sound EVEN MORE AMAZING!!

Let us know what you think of the new arrangements by leaving comments in the update!

More than a few people have asked if they could get the Facebook Cover graphic I created for our Facebook page. It would be GREAT if people set this graphic as their cover photo for the next few days! You can download it here:

If you haven't already pledged for LEVEL 4, I hope I can earn your trust and support over the next few days to make the project as huge as possible! 

Thank you so much for your time!  I hope you enjoy the demo arrangements above!





Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween... VIDEO GAMES LIVE STYLE! This is a picture of a pumpkin that a fan made us one year! :)

We're currently touring Europe (writing this from Manchester, England). Played Antwerp, Belgium last night and mentioned the LEVEL 4 project on stage to many applause!

Today I received tens of thousands of LEVEL 4 Flyers which we will be putting on every chair for our next 11 shows! I created a QC Code and put it on the flyer (at the bottom) so people can scan it with their phones and it takes them directly to the project! Try it! It even works if you point your phone right at your computer screen! Some people have asked for digital copies of the flyer so they can print and pass around... so HERE YA GO! You can download the uncompressed .jpg, pdf AND the Photoshop .psd file (if you want to mess with it yourself)... RIGHT HERE:

VGL Friend and Kickstarter backer Krzysztof Zięba from Poland made a Polish promotional Kickstarter video that he is passing around to all his friends!

I also have the main LEVEL 4 Kickstarter video translated to multiple languages which I'll be getting up on YouTube very soon.

Passed $110,000 today and we're at 73%! The project has slowed down a lot so I'm hoping the flyers and live shows are going to help. Please leave any other suggestions in the COMMENTS below.


Tommy Tallarico