Welcome to the fifth episode of The Grue Crew!
The Grue Crew is a games-focused podcast hosted by CultureMass.com that focuses on video games in a broader cultural context. We’ll strive to discuss not only what makes games fun, but what makes the tick and why we find them so fascinating.
This episode is a bit different from the usual fare and opposed to the usual chats the Crew has, this time around host Jon Hamlin and producer Nick Hahneman sit down to listen to a selection of some of the best music we heard in games last year. 2013 was an amazing year not only for games, but for the music in games. From solo artists to giant orchestras, games built around music to others embellished by it, there was much variety in the music we were treated to in games last year.
We’ve built this episode as more of a radio show, wherein we take you through a number of titles that represent some of the best of music in games that 2013 had to offer. This list was developed in conjunction with a written post by Jon that will be going up later this week, so if you like what you hear be sure to check that out for the full list!
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The full listing of tracks featured in today’s show is as follows (please note all are available for purchase on iTunes and Bandcamp):
Gunpoint – by John Robert Matz, Ryan Ike, and Francisco Cerda
- Round Gunpoint – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmzZI2HgyAE
- Five Floor Goodbye – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AASeTbHFvSQ
Company of Heroes 2 – by Cris Velasco
- In Russia, Rubiks Cube Solve You – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eTdcUWZetg
Device 6 – by Daniel Olsen
- Code Erotica and Interventional Manifest http://danielolsen.bandcamp.com/album/device-6-original-soundtrack
Ni No Kuni – by Joe Hisaishi
- Dominion of the Dark Djinn – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iII5WNkraMU
Skulls of the Shogun – by Sam Bird and Makyo
Rayman Legends – by Christophe Heral and Billy Martin
- Medieval Dragon – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmoOaY_9Bw8
- Castle Rock, Black Betty – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5S8IC_UXCQ
Rogue Legacy – by Tettix and A Shell in the Pit
- Trilobyte – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8J4pTNZFjc
Remember Me – by Olivier Deriviere
- The Fight – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2nZCIJpLRM
- Our Parents – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Lg7fqXUO1o
Risk of Rain – by Chris Christodoulou
- Moisture Deficit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbzA6lX84xM
SimCity – by Chris Tilton
- Metropolis Made Easy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEV9u4ktDtI