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      News — retro chiptunes

      Deflemask December Showcase

      Deflemask December Showcase

      It's a new year. The holidays are over, and winter weather is in full swing, so there's no better time to find some fresh new tracks for your 2023 playlists. So buckle up and we're going for another round of showcasing artists from both Soundcloud and YouTube who work in Deflemask!

      Click on the GIFs to hear the masterpieces our creators made!

      Vain Aspirations by subpxls

      Frequently in subpxls work, there are callbacks to songs from other games, and this one is no different. Keep an ear out for references to pieces from Atrium Odyssey, Cross Code, and Grand Knight's history, as well as a few others. This piece has a calming melody that is reminiscent of daily life in a far-off fantasy land. Put this on your playlist while you make some new memories and adventures of your own this year.

      Memories by Zeir the Fox

      It's time to shift the vibe with this next piece called Midnight Memories by Zeir the Fox. The mysterious tones in this piece and the incredible baseline really set the tone for an exciting adventure or a late-night mission. So whether you're battling aliens on a captured space station or sneaking across the rooftops to deliver a secret message, this Genesis-inspired piece has got you covered.

      Mecha Green Hill Zone by Evan Shenfield 

      Evan Shenfield has brought us back to hang out with our pal Sonic once again, this piece is a 16-bit remix of Mecca Green Hill Zone from Sonic Chaos using the Mega Drive Chipset in Deflemask. This song is incredibly robust compared to the original and is definitely an amazing upgrade. It would be perfect in a remake and fantastic to listen to on a loop as well.

      Jumping Finn by Maximus 

      Maximus is making their debut on our list today with a simple Deflemask cover from Jumping Finn. It's an adventure time game by Cartoon Network that is nostalgic for many fans of the show. This is a fun and peppy song just like the show and this cover really adds to it quite nicely while giving it somehow an even more retro feel.

      Black Metal Courage II by Newcanaanite 

      Let's mix things up again with Newcanaanite and their piece called Black Metal Courage II. It's a funky and exciting piece with a lot of styles and added player. Consider adding this to a workout playlist or just as something to play on a loop while you work on your goals in this new year to give you all the motivation you'll need.

      Lava Rock by Ethan Quach 

      This is a short and intense song that has their signature kick drum pattern, and an incredible guitar solo near the end. Lava Monsters beware because this song has all the inspiration you need to win a fiery victory.

      The Game Boy Militia Marches Fourth with Toy Weapons by Hunter Van Brocklin 

      It was made for Battle of the Bits during their advent calendar event last month. The requirements were that a song would be made each day based on a new prompt and format. This particular one was made using the Deflemask Game Boy Chip Set. It has an incredible, unique, and ominous feel, which lends itself well to the visual of a toy army going on the attack. 

      Electro Sakura by Yuncom BGM Channel 

      It's made in Deflemask and is inspired by the idea of an arcade-style horizontal shooter. The melody is short, but super upbeat and fun and would be great for grouping in the background as you blast your way through level after level.

      A Dark Sickness by RevvoBolt

      This moody piece has an incredible baseline and a fantastic progression that keeps you guessing about what will happen next. Give this mysterious piece a try for yourself.

      Check out the video here:

      Oh before you go, do you like chiptunes? Cats? Maybe Mimi or the Sega Genesis? Well, if you do, let's have a catjam together! Join us on Discord and subscribe to us on YouTube

      Deflemask October Showcase

      Deflemask October Showcase

       

      It may be November already, but we hope you're ready for a treat for your ears alongside all that leftover Halloween candy. We're up for another round of showcasing artists from both Soundcloud and YouTube who work in Deflemask!

      Click on the pictures to hear about the masterpieces they made!


      Fizzled by Aleksandar Milović

       

      This piece is based on a mix by Abstract64 that was made for Battle of the Bits, Summer Chip 11, and as a unique twist, it also happens to be one of the demo songs included in Deflemask. It's fun, inspiring, and incredible to see how each artist can add their own unique style.


      Stage by Verum Corner


      This piece was made for a homebrew game project called Space Cobra. It's a 2D pixel art, platformer, and action game about space pirates. Before you know it, this song will have you hyped to Swashbuckle your way across the galaxy.


      Impossible Love by Tane

       

      This is an original song heavily based on endless love from the 3DS Port. It's borrowed the style of Fantasy Zone II DX and has other influences thrown in as well. Give it a listen and see what you think.


      Veritas by Xiggy

      This version was made in Delflemask by Xiggy and was composed by Presti. Deemo is a score-based music video game. The plot centers around a little girl who falls from an open trap door in the sky and a mysterious black being who plays piano music to help the girl return to her own world. The retro style of this cover lends an extra air of mystery and intrigue.

       

      Quick Race by Ethan Quach

      This is a 16-bit cover of Battle Quick Race from Sonic Heroes. It was made in Deflemask using instruments from Sonic 3 and Knuckles Balloon Park, which is also by the same original composer. What a fun way to showcase a composer's unique style.
       
      Gunky Thing by Rayjkayj

      Are you ready for a funky little looptoberjam? Rayjkayj brought us a little neo- geo inspiration with this fun and original little gunky thing loop, and we can't wait to see what it turns into.

      Space Battle by Scowsh

      Put your astronaut costumes back on! This is an original piece that was composed using the NES sound trip by Scowsh. It's exciting, mysterious, and absolutely out of this world.

       

      Tidal Rush by Ethan Quach. 

      This is a 16-bit cover of Tidal Rush from Splatoon two. It's done in the style of Sonic 3 and Knuckles. And honestly, it feels like we really missed out on having a 16-bit version of Splatoon

      Check out the video here with Mimi! 

      Oh before you go, do you like chiptunes? Cats? Maybe Mimi or the Sega Genesis? Well, if you do, let's have a catjam together! Join us on Discord and subscribe to us on YouTube!