Work on the KQ Suite Begins
Hello Backers and Friends.
I began work this week on the Kings Quest Suite, and as I transcribed the score from the original Sound Canvas recordings, I'd forgotten just... Read more
Sound Design for SpaceVenture
As promised, here is the video for a sound design session for SpaceVenture. This will be released to the general public on the next SpaceVenture Kickstarter Update, but... Read more
It's been a while since my last update. And I don't have time right now to give one, but instead I'm notifying all of you wonderful backers that... Read more
Where To Send Your Art and Liner Notes
In Update #5 I announced an invitation for backers who were also artists to submit original art for this album's CD booklet.
In addition, for those of you who pledged at... Read more
$25k Stretch Goal. My Gift To You
You believed in me in the first 48 hours when we reached my original funding goal.
Then by hour 200, we hit 150%.
But to cross the finish... Read more
Final Push - Tell Two Friends
OK Backers. The final 72 hours are here. Thank you for being so awesome in pledging to this project.
But now you can be even more awesome!
How? ... Read more
Dance Video Footage Deadline Extended to Feb 21
After receiving several private requests, the deadline for submitting dancer footage as announced in Update 16 has been extended to Feb 21, the last day of this Kickstarter campaign.
Thanks... Read more
Announcing Track Listing for Under The Half Dome
Here are the tracks I have committed to including on Under The Half Dome, in no particular order.
1. Toccata in G minor and 2 Part Invention... Read more
Sheet Music added to vinyl record Reward Tier ($125)
This is perhaps the most requested backer reward to date; sheet music for selected tracks on the album. So today I've decided to give you what you want.
5 Pieces of... Read more
Just For My Good Looking And Intelligent Kickstarter Backers
Littering the streets with my insane dance skills!
Announcing Space Questin' Performers
We are closing in on hitting our first stretch goal, which not only includes the Thank You song, but also triggers the production of the live version of Space Questin'.... Read more
Announcing: CD Cover Art for Under the Half Dome
By Sierra Artist and Illustrator Rich Powell
Copyright 2013 Rich Powell, used with permission.
http://www.richpowell.com/ - http://www.gocomics.com/dixie-drive - http://richpowellart.wordpress.com/
Call For "Dancers"
Call for "Dancers"
Can you groove with your mad dance skills to this? http://bit.ly/10POdrd . How about air guitar?
GREAT! Video record yourself, or you and some friends putting on... Read more
Podcast #3 - Stretch Goals, Jones In The Fast Lane and Ken Goes To Hollywood
Link to this podcast on SoundCloud.
Today's podcast covers a wide range of topics including:
- Jones In The Fast Lane Title Song
- Call For Artists (from update #5)
- Copyright Clarification... Read more
$100 Pledge Now Gets You 350 Words In The Liner Notes
One of our backers began work on her 250 word contribution to the CD liner notes and found this was a bigger challenge than first contemplated. After she reworked her... Read more
Revised Stretch Goals - Space Questin' All Live Moved to $20k Stretch Goal
Well after much number crunching and consultation I am happy to announce these revised stretch goals. (The main page has been updated with these revisions.)
At $20,000 - The Thank... Read more
Copyrights And All That Jazz - part 2 - Good News, I Can Use The Real Music
If you canceled your pledge because of the previous update, READ ON!
Well it turns out I may be able to use my original compositions after all!
The Compulsory Mechanical License... Read more
Copyrights And All That Jazz
In my first podcast from update #2, I answered a very legitimate question about copyrights regarding Sierra music. I answered it again in The Gamer's Dome webcast from January 29,... Read more
Podcast #2 - How I Made Music For Space Quest 4
Here is a link to the second podcast for Under The Half Dome where I discuss how I made music for Space Quest 4.
Surprise Announcement #2
For my upcoming album Under The Half Dome, I have two more surprise tracks not previously revealed.
Surprise Announcement 2.1
The never-before-heard theme for Josh Mandel's game Callahan's Crosstime Saloon, published... Read more
Under The Half Dome To Be Featured In Webcast Show as "Kickstarter Project Of The Week"
The Gamer's Dome
I contacted Scott who runs the webcast show, The Gamer's Dome, asking if he wouldn't mind mentioning this Kickstarter on his show.
But after coming to this... Read more
Ken Allen To Compose For SpaceVenture
In case you didn't get this news through other channels, yours truly will be composing and sound designing the new game from Guys From Andromeda, SpaceVenture, the spiritual successor to... Read more
Stretch Goals and New Backer Tiers (part 1) for Under The Half Dome
Posting this announcement came way sooner than was ever expected, but here they are plus a few new pledge tiers to entice you.
Stretch Goals - Part 1
If... Read more
Calling All Artists - Under The Half Dome Needs Art
Artist Rich Powell Designing CD Cover
As mentioned on launch day, Sierra artist and illustrator, Rich Powell, will be creating the art for the album cover and the 12 x... Read more
Update #4 A Worthy Project to Kickstart PLUS Funding Goal Reached in 48 hours!
The Hidden Crystal
Daniel Gimness, a friend of Lori and Corey Cole, has written a fantasy book called The Hidden Crystal and he wants to publish a high quality book... Read more
Update #3 Space Quest 5 Theme Recovered
SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT; SPACE QUEST 5 THEME RECOVERED!!!
Years ago, I created the soundtrack for Space Quest 5. But for some very dumb reasons, partly of my doing, my music was... Read more
Update #2 Podcast for under The Half Dome
Here is a link to the first podcast for Under The Half Dome.
Also here is a link to the podcast I did with Chris Pope for the Guys From... Read more
Update #1 - Halfway There On Day One! Podcast Coming Tomorrow 1/24
You are amazing! Look what you did! We're halfway there on Day One! And I'm using so many exclamation points!
Firstly, never in my wildest dreams did I... Read more