Video Games Live Kickstarter looks to fund third orchestral album

By Dave Cook, Wednesday, 14 August 2013 15:01 GMT

Video Games Live! is the touring game orchestra that covers classic and modern soundtracks, and it’s looking to fund its third album over on Kickstarter. A campaign has now started to the tune of $250,000.

Having been to Video Games Live twice I can confidently say it’s pretty badass and well worth it if you’re a gaming fan. The Kickstarter campaign was crafted by gaming composer and Video Games Live founder Tommy Tallarico and it’s looking to raise funds to produce ‘Level 3’, the next album from the group. One of the campaign’s stretch goals is to also release a new DVD/Blu-Ray motion picture based on the show.

The campaign statement reads, “Over the past decade Video Games Live has helped to legitimize video game music and has shown the world the creative, cultural and artistic side of gaming. Although Video Games Live has obtained a lot of accolades and success, the music industry and record companies are very different and no music or record company is willing to invest the budget needed to accomplish our goals and put out a top quality product that we and the entire game industry can be proud of.

“They don’t believe in the culturally artistic significance of video game music and they don’t believe that people are interested in listening after the game is turned off. And that’s where you come in.”

Video Games Live hope to make ‘Level 3’ a 15-18 track arrangement that covers such games as Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger/Cross, Shadow of the Colossus, Skyrim, Journey, Monkey Island, Destiny, DOTA, Assassin’s Creed, Earthworm Jim, Silent Hill, Zelda, Mario, Pokemon, Super Smash Bros., Metroid, Donkey Kong Country, Mass Effect, Katamari Damacy, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, BioShock, Beyond Good & Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter II, Uncharted, Portal, Tetris, Red Dead Redemption, Devil May Cry, Megaman, Soul Calibur, Resident Evil, Pac-Man and more.

That’s a lot of music.

At the time of writing, the campaign as generated $2,532 with 29 days left.

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