Hello all, We just wanted to thank everyone for your submissions, it was certainly nice to hear such a wide variety of artistic styles. We'd also like to apologize for those who we were not able to reach. There were quite a large number of submissions which made it rather difficult to interact with you all. Regardless, we'd like to thank you again for your time and intrigue towards our game. We'd also like to wish you all a good rest of the year as we'll be spending the rest of ours working diligently on the game. Cheers, Thomas W. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Greetings We are Grand Scheme Games and we are currently looking for a music composer for our game Immortal Doctrine. Here I’ll list some important details regarding our needs for the game and walk you through the process we’ve created to make the best music for the game we possibly can. It’s a lot of information, but it’s important Key Elements Our plan for Immortal Doctrine is to have it become a powerful new IP in the realm of current competitive RPGS. Therefore, ensuring the quality of music given what we can afford is key. Currently the game is about 70% complete and in order to take care of a solid 5%, we need music and sound effects. We’d like to go back to a period of time where music was most iconic and memorable. When constraints forced composers and developers to make their songs rich with melodies that were easy to learn and get stuck into people’s heads. We wish to have something of this nature for the Immortal Doctrine main theme. So the first thing is a main theme with a rich Melody. Another element we’ve been exploring is that of a strong Leitmotif. A musical signature of familiarity that will instantly remind players of our game as soon as it is heard. We’d like to incorporate this leitmotif throughout the other musical scores in the game when appropriate. So the second thing is a main theme with a strong Leitmotif. The final thing we want is music that encompasses the mood and feelings of the game and characters. In general, the world of Purgoria is cursed with darkness and pain, but despite that, it has a side of bright vivid color and whimsical-ness to it. It’s important to reflect that parallel in the soundtrack as much as possible. So the third thing we need is a blend of Grit and Whimsicality. The Process We’d like to go about preparing the music in whichever way you feel most comfortable. But to make things easier for you, I’ve went ahead and made video samples for all of the areas that involve music tracks. With exceptions to the intro portion of the game explaining the story and the final theme, all music needs are pretty stand-alone. (We’ll talk about the intro pieces and final pieces later on as they are slight exceptions) The process is as follows: I have prepared videos of the game. The videos contain music that I have been temporarily using to stand in. The music i’ve used conveys the general theme and in many cases the speed, rhythms, tempos and overall feelings that I want that specific area to have. We can use the videos as a discussion point. However, the second purpose of the videos is to provide you with a resource to compose your music to. You can just mute the video and watch the gameplay as you come toward an inspiration for what music you believe would work very well with each scene. Total Musical Needs Here’s a list of the music we will need for the Demo (and eventual full game). We’re estimating that the demo will require about 40 min to just shy of an hour of music. This includes sound effects which we’d like to work with after the core music has been made. We estimate that the full game soundtrack will be close to around 1 and half to 2 hours. Immortal Doctrine Title Theme Immortal Doctrine Gentle Theme (Same song, but light version) Immortal Doctrine Heavy Theme (Same song, but heavy/impactful version) Faraway Fields Faraway Town Theme Highpeak Hills Highpeak Town Theme (Will need normal and slowed version of it) Shop Theme Gentle Town Theme Secret Theme Boss Theme Time Dungeon Theme Herezal Theme (A.k.a Theme of Destiny) Divine Theme Devil Theme Mortal Sin Challenge Theme Cutscene Happy Theme Selection Theme (Also known as Theme of Choice) Restful Theme Game Over Theme Sleep Theme Copula Theme Bastille’s Theme Guild Theme About 4 min worth of sound effects (likely at a maximum) Trial We may have discussed this already, but we’d like to run a trial. In this trial, We would provide you with a few video samples of the game and with it, we’d like to ask you to compose a few short musical samples to the best of your ability. The trial will include samples for: Faraway Field Theme Secret Theme Divine Theme Demon Theme The purpose of the trial is to gauge your approach toward four different soundtracks, each with every different moods. We believe that this will help give us a holistic view of whether we believe your style fits. Feel free to check in with us whenever you can to get feedback as submissions are accepted infinitely until we make a final decision. (In which we will provide you with a week’s notice) After a trial period, our team will be evaluating the pieces and based on factors including the music and other factors like personality and work ethic compatibility, we will choose someone to be our musician. Timeline We’re aiming to complete the Demo as soon as early next year. And so we’d like to be able to have the pieces completed before then so that we can coordinate the game’s components and prepare our marketing campaign. Pricing We're working on a $10,000 budget for our demo. To keep things transparent. $3000 have gone into environment art, $4000 are going into characters, objects and UI, $1000 have gone into programming elements which leaves us around $2000 for music. We've calculated that we can afford a maximum of $50 a minute for music at this point. Given this, we'd like to have all the tracks we need, but are also open to exploring other ideas that can help make the cost reasonable for us and the the work fair to you. Liscensing We'd like to be able to purchase the music and utilize it as an IP of Grand Scheme Games ( especially given that we want the music to represent Immortal Doctrine). Naturally you're name will be always be featured so that people know that you are responsible for the great work. Before we get into anything serious, we will be drafting a contract and ensuring that everybody is happy before committing to anything. Game Sample Video Enjoy! However there is no volume because the music and sounds I used in the game are being borrowed for testing purposes and do not belong to me. My apologies for the video quality, it's bad in the beginning, but get's to where it should be (somewhat) by the end. Last Things If you have any questions (which is completely expected), feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Also feel free to check out our site at www.grandschemegames.com What we're making is very special to us and so we hope that we share it with someone who can also see the greatness and feel the love in our game as well. We’re looking forward to making Immortal Doctrine the best game we can and hope that you’ll be able to really make it even more special with us. Cheers, Thomas Williams Grand Scheme Games, LLC.