The Video Games Live Kickstarter campaign from Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler's cousin Tommy Tallarico has closed at $285,081 from 5,679 backers, ahead of its $250,000 target.

The crowdfunding effort was launched to support the recording and distribution of the album Video Games Live: Level 3, which will feature musical arrangements and exclusive recordings from Shadow of the Colossus, Journey, Dota 2, Silent Hill, World of Warcraft, Assassin's Creed, and more.

"I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a bit emotional yesterday when we finally achieved our goal. It's been such a honor for me over the past decade to help give video game music and the entire video game industry the artistic recognition it deserves," Tallarico said. "Many people told me it was going to be impossible to do a campaign of this magnitude. Many people said it couldn't be done and we weren't going to make it. But we all got together and made it happen!"

Video Games Live: Level 3 will be recorded in studio with a 72-piece orchestra backed by a 60-person choir and rock band. All recordings were written, arranged, and conducted by "famous" composers in collaboration with Mass Effect and Call of Duty composer Jack Wall.

The album is expected to be released on February 18, 2014.

Video Games Live is a touring concert series created by Tallarico and Wall. The shows are accompanied by various lighting and effects synced up with the music.

This is the complete score for Journey with Concept Art, Official Art, and Fanart for Journey with Text Commentary by Journey's Composer Austin Wintory.

Danimal Cannon - Roots
Root (2011)

made entirely with a DMG-01 Gameboy
And because half of the fun of it is watching him wail on the guitar over his chiptunes here's a live show recording rock out.

Music in Games

10:02 pm - 12/01/2012

Jim Guthrie - The Prettiest Weed
Sword & Sworcery LP - The Ballad of the Space Babies

Now we are cosmic friends forever...OK?Collapse )

Music in Games

10:29 pm - 08/25/2012

Hidenori Shoji - Infinite Blue (Big Blue)
F-Zero GX/AX (2003)

I like the original Big Blue, but When you're going 3000 KM/H This Seems more appropriate for driving like a mad man on a track full of clowns.

Music in Games

10:02 pm - 08/18/2012

Shōji Meguro - Your Affection (2008)
Persona 4

I'm not normally one for pop stuff but this one kinda grew on me, It's fairly catchy, and only comes once in a while due to all the weather stuff that happens in game.

Music in Games

1:00 pm - 08/11/2012

Shoji Meguro - Spirited Girl
Persona 4 Arena (2012)

Most of the other songs are music from previous installments or remixes which makes picking out new songs easier, but more importantly it's a more cheery song when in contrast with some of the other songs, and Labrys really grew on me in the game.

That may be more because she's new and I really didn't know much of the other characters from the short 10 or so hours I've played of the Persona games.

Music in Games

10:29 pm - 08/05/2012

Daisuke Ishiwatari - Gale
Blazblue Calamity Trigger (2008)

I have nothing original to say so...
This is HypeDog.

HypeDog is full of Hype.
You can yell at it but it's still gonna Hype.

Music in Games

12:39 pm - 07/29/2012

Jesper Kyd - Main Title (Extended Version)
Hitman: Codename 47 (2000)

The original game was only released on PC and never Received a console port, however if you've ever gotten any Eidos or Hitman Pack on Steam chances are this is in one of them. Blood Money had better overall music but I have represent originals.

Music in Games

10:44 pm - 07/21/2012

Chris Rickwood - CrossFire I
Tribes: Ascend

Get the song/album on iTunes and/or Amazon
I love Future Sci-Fi FPS games, especially ones that don't assume you're carrying 2 tons of gear on your back. The music for these kinds of games are some of my favorite, it's all about energy, pumping adrenaline into your veins before you're let loose on a course of 15 cannons directed right at your skull.
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