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Metal Music for your Games

03-01-2011, 10:58 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 44
Metal Music for your Games


For all those developing action games I thought it worth mentioning that Severed Fifth are a really great California-based metal band who release their music under a Creative Commons Share-Alike license. Now, my non-expert opinion is that Share-Alike is not strictly compatible with a closed-source, commercially released app, but I could be wrong (anyone have any thoughts on this?).

Either way the band were all too happy to give me explicit permission to use their music for free. So while I can't speak for them, I would say it's worthwhile contacting them about it (@severedfifth or grab contact details at jonobacon.org) cos they might just like the idea.

Being metal there are plenty of long intros and other instrumental bits to choose from. Plus they now have a forum thread asking what they can do to make it easier for developers to use Severed Fifth music in their games so if you have any input or questions I'm sure they'd love to hear it.

You can sample their music directly from their releases page.



Tank Maverick for iPad - First person tank combat action
03-03-2011, 08:13 PM
That's awesome and very interesting. I love metal music in games. Now I'm tempted to add a Severed Fith Faction to Trouble In Tin Town. :-)

- Mike