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Discover game-inspired music and fund Tokyo's FAMI-MODE 2012 DVD, featuring live chip music performances and interviews.

THE NUBUWO WINTER BUNDLE is the third in a series of album collections, highlighting innovative developments in videogame music

Proceeds from this Kickstarter project will benefit the participating artists and fund the FAMI-MODE 2012 DVD, filmed during the all-night 8-bit inspired music festival organized by Tokyo game culture shop METEOR.

The following music albums are featured in the Winter Bundle:



INDIE PACK
Rainbow Moon Melodies, music from the PSN game, by Rafael Dyll
Slipstream [Volume One] by CoLD SToRAGE, revisiting music from WipEout
El Huervo Trilogy, featuring Kometen, Hotline Miami and Clairvoyance tracks
FTL (Faster Than Light) Soundtrack by Ben Prunty

FAMI PACK
8-Bit Jesus holiday chiptune compilation by Doctor Octoroc
Mega Ran Fifth Anniversary Edition, Mega Man cover album by Random
Killed by Koopa Stage One, and Mutherpluckin' B preview tracks
FAMI-MODE 2012 Live Recordings, presented by METEOR


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FAMI-MODE 2012 DVD
This Kickstarter project will fund the manufacturing and distribution of the FAMI-MODE 2012 ALL-REGION DVD, featuring live music performances by SEXY-SYNTHESIZER, Kplecraft, Omodaka, Professor Sakamoto, and Penny and Ashtray.  Production is being overseen by the METEOR game culture shop, while filming and editing are by writer and videographer Jeriaska.

SKYPE CONFERENCE 2012
Jeriaska will be holding five 40-minute skype conference calls for supporters of the Kickstarter project, so as to field questions and receive feedback.  Topics will include the making of the FAMI-MODE DVD, Rokko Chan Soundtracks, Hydorah Arranged Tracks and a forthcoming project. In addition, the conference will be joined by five special guests, to be announced during the Kickstarter campaign.

About the Artists

Design by The Aesthetics Department in Los Angeles
View our intro video in 1080p high definition on YouTube.

Why Kickstarter?

Crowdfunding through Kickstarter has allowed our website to manage the risks involved in producing ambitious multimedia projects on a manageable scale, investigating the worldwide flowering of the culture of videogame music. 

Our previous album bundles have shared with backers innovative, game-inspired music from some of the world's most passionate game-inspired composers, arrangers and performers.  The FAMI-MODE project has presented itself as an unmatched opportunity, and requires the support of backers in order to meet the production requirements of an international, independently funded collaboration.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

RISKS: The FAMI-MODE 2012 DVD requires teamwork, bridging the skills of video editors, musicians, translators and graphic designers in English and Japanese language regions. This carries with it creative risks. As project organizer, Jeriaska will be taking questions and receiving feedback from backers during the 2012 Skype Conference so that concerns from supporters of the project can be directly addressed.

CHALLENGES: To meet our aggressive deadline of completing the FAMI-MODE DVD during January of 2013, we have been screening drafts by the METEOR game culture shop on a weekly basis. Production will build on our experience on three previous DVD releases, funded through Kickstarter and delivered to backers. The project's digital content has been prepared in advance for rapid delivery upon successfully funding the project.

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    Blog Subscription. Backer-exclusive blog posts include text interviews, video previews of the Fami-Mode DVD, first details on the five Skype Conference special guests and photo updates from Tokyo. A digest of the project as it unfolds.

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    Half-Bundle. The above, plus your choice of the Winter Bundle's INDIE PACK or FAMI PACK in your file format of choice through Bandcamp. Over 80 amazing songs included in each.

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    Full Bundle. Blog access, plus BOTH the Winter Bundle's INDIE PACK and FAMI PACK. Eight albums and close to 200 music files, consisting of innovative indie game tracks and videogame-inspired songs from around the world. Digitally delivered in your file format of choice through Bandcamp.

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    Aycomusic Chrysalis Collection. All the above digital backer rewards, plus a digital copy of game composer Eiko Ishiwata's studio album Chrysalis, in your file format of choice through Bandcamp. Comes with over a dozen of the musician's acoustic arrangements of Final Fantasy themes, which contrast in thought provoking ways with her original compositions.

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    Visual Contents. The above digital backer rewards and one hour of video content as m4v files for your iPhone and iPad, or Apple computer. Includes coverage of the 2012 IndieCade and Fami-Mode festivals, as well as music videos, trailers and interviews produced by the website staff. An introduction to our visual media, presented in portable file form for on-the-go viewing.

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    Forever Famicom on CD. All of the above digital backer rewards, plus a physical copy of Forever Famicom on CD by Mega Ran and K-Murdock. "Forever Famicom is Built to Last," says Ray Barnholt for the 1UP.com Chiptuned Blog. Free international shipping.

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    8-Bit Jesus on CD. All of the above digital rewards, and Doctor Octoroc's album on compact disc, featuring yuletide sprite art by illustrator Jude Buffum. "18 tracks, all remixes of popular Christmas themes with a delightful 8-bit twist," says Nate Ralph for Wired Game|Life. Includes free international shipping.

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    FAMI-MODE 2012 all-region DVD. The above digital backer rewards and a copy of the FAMI-MODE 2012 DVD. Features live music performances by SEXY-SYNTHESIZER, Kplecraft, Omodaka, Penny and Ashtray, and Professor Sakamoto. Overseen by game culture shop METEOR of Kichijouji, Tokyo, this original release includes free international shipping.

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    Rokko Chan Soundtracks 2-CD Set. All of the above digital rewards and the two-CD set containing ASAGEN's NES style soundtrack to the Rokko Chan browser game by King Soukutu, chiptune remixes and arrangements in multiple genres. Free international shipping.

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    8-BIT JAPAN SET. GET ALL THE ABOVE DIGITAL BACKER REWARDS. Also receive the FAMI-MODE 2012 all-region DVD and Rokko Chan Soundtracks 2-CD set. Prominently features music by Kplecraft and Omodaka, illustrating the artists' mastery of chip music and game cover crossovers. Free international shipping.

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    8-BIT INTERNATIONAL SET. GET ALL OF THE ABOVE DIGITAL REWARDS. Also receive the FAMI-MODE 2012 all-region DVD, Forever Famicom by Mega Ran and K-Murdock on CD, 8-Bit Jesus by Doctor Octoroc on CD and Rokko Chan Soundtracks 2-CD set composed by ASAGEN. Demonstrations of the timeless appeal of the 8-bit videogame era, created by artists representing diverse musical backgrounds. Free international shipping.

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    RARE COLLECTION. GET ALL THE ABOVE DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL REWARDS. Also receive the Videogame Music in Context in Japan all-region DVD, featuring subtitled video interviews with high profile game creators and composers in Japan, along with the Hydorah Original & Arranged Tracks 2 CD set. The release features both original music by Spanish composer Gryzor87 from the freeware game by Locomalito, as well as assorted arrangements by Goto80, Matheus Manente, Eiko Ishiwata and Minusbaby, among other artists. Also receive audio recordings through email from Skype Conference 2012 and its special guest sessions upon its completion. Free international shipping.

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    SKYPE CONFERENCE 2012. GET ALL THE ABOVE DIGITAL AND PHYSICAL REWARDS. And we will hold FIVE 40-minute skype audio calls, open to all the backers in this and higher level support categories. Winter Bundle organizer Jeriaska will take your questions related to the website and its original projects, and also discuss in each meeting the making of 1) FAMI-MODE 2012 DVD 2) Rokko Chan Soundtracks 3) Hydorah Arranged Tracks 4) Videogame Music in Context DVD, and 5) Forthcoming unannounced project. In addition, the conference will be joined by five guest musicians, to be announced via the blog during the Kickstarter campaign. Attend any or all of the sessions, scheduled to accommodate different time zones, and receive audio recordings by email directly following each session. A great way to support the site's reportage and lend creative feedback. Free international shipping.

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    WINTER SIGNED CD Collector's Edition. GET ALL THE ABOVE PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL REWARDS. Also receive CDs signed by Mega Ran, Doctor Octoroc, Omodaka and Rokko Chan creator King Soukutu. Ships with a thank-you card from project organizer Jeriaska. For showing significant support to the Winter Bundle and our original multimedia projects, you will receive a credit during the FAMI-MODE 2012 DVD ending sequence, a chip music montage filmed in and around Tokyo during the holiday season. Free international shipping.

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    FAMI-MODE 2013 Bundle Mode. GET ALL THE ABOVE PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL REWARDS. In addition, we will mail you a special selection of game-inspired original products created by independent artists featured at the FAMI-MODE 2013 festival. This special backer rewards category includes signed items (personalized if you prefer) with a detailed introduction to each one. Comes with two extra copies of the FAMI-MODE 2012 DVD and Rokko Chan Soundtracks. A great way to experience the excitement of the festival organized by the METEOR game culture store from anywhere in the world. Free international shipping.

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    PERSONALIZED VIDEO CONTENT. Receive all of the above physical and digital backer rewards and reserve a 30-minute skype call with project organizer Jeriaska. Discuss topics for a tailor-made short video segment related to Japanese game culture, filmed in Tokyo and edited/ translated by site staff. We will create a custom movie to reflect your specific interests, no matter how obscure, be they the triple-A game industry, chiptune scene, retro gaming or hobbyist music arrangement. The resulting video will be posted online in the first quarter of 2013, together with a writeup on the site. Share your subject of interest through the collaboration of our videography team. Free international shipping.

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    TOP BACKER REWARD. Gain the satisfaction of securing this spot as the top backer of the Nubuwo Winter Bundle. GET ALL THE ABOVE PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL REWARDS. Also receive a selection of surprise physical backer rewards from game-inspired artists in Tokyo for your significant contribution to the album bundle series and original multimedia projects. To round out this special backer reward category, TrueStar of Noise Channel will dedicate a special radio show to you and play your favorite chip music on the program. Free international shipping.

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