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Affordable VGM: Game Music Bundles 1 & 2 (Sale Ends Sunday, Feb. 19)

February 15, 2012

Game Music Bundle is a pretty awesome project where a bunch of indie game music composers got together and decided it would be a great idea to sell dozens of soundtracks together in one big bundle at a pay-what-you-want rate. This model was started by the famous Humble Bundle, whose selections regularly rake in millions of dollars (part of which goes to charity, the other part to the developers). With a few heavy-hitting games (or in this case, soundtracks), the bundles are sure to generate hundreds of thousands of sales.

Game Music Bundle – $1 and up (highly recommended)

In the basic bundle (pay at least $1), you get some great soundtracks, including Jamestown (voted one of the top 5 indie soundtracks by OSV, and completely awesome), Sword & Sorcery (if you haven’t played the game yet, you should get it on your iPad or iPhone – or your friend’s!), and Machinarium, as well as some new music from Laura Shigihara in To the Moon. Pay $10 and up, and you can get a bunch of bonus albums, including Mighty Switch Force (by Virt), Tower of Heaven, and Shuttle Scuttle (by Inverse Phase, founder of MAGFest). Heck, “Dark Flute” from Sword & Sorcery is worth $1 alone, so that’s some quality stuff you can buy!

They are also re-selling the original Game Music Bundle, which has the killer PPPPPP (soundtrack to VVVVVV and worth the price of the whole bundle alone), Super Meat Boy (extended version, with something like 3 hours worth of music, all of it good), and Ravenmark (also picked by OSV as one of the best albums, though I wasn’t that impressed).

If you’re looking for a boatload of quality VGM for cheap, this is also a great place to get it. Actually, there’s so much of it here that I haven’t even listened to half of Bundle 2 (I got Bundle 1 last year, and it took about a month to go through everything).

Note that if you picked up some of the Humble Bundles in the past (or other indie games bundles), you may already have both the game and soundtrack to some of these. However, the ones you don’t have are still well worth it.

The sale ends Sunday, Feb. 19

Game Music Bundle 2:

  • Price: 5 albums for $1+ or 19 albums for $10+
  • Rating: *****
  • Value: VERY Affordable!

Game Music Bundle 1:

  • Price: Requires purchase of Game Music Bundle 1 + $5+
  • Rating: *****
  • Value: VERY Affordable!
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2 comments

  1. To have the bundle one, I must have the bundle one?


  2. You should ask them, but that’s what it sounded like from the site description.



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