If you have arrived at this page, you already know that for our May 1st, VIDEO GAMES LIVE concert, headlining the 2nd Annual Dublin International Game Music Festival, we are "crowd creating" the classic theme from the game HALO.
Here are the composers Michael Salvatori and Martin O'Donnell introducing their piece - and performing the "Monk's Theme."
8:00 AM RDS center opens to iDIG Staff for pre show setup.
9:00 AM General admission doors open for first event.
9:00 AM (and all day), Expo Space, Artists Alley
We'll have a wonderful collection of game artists showing off their creations. If you want to exhibit, contact email@example.com
9:00 AM (and all day), Expo Space - IMIRT
The association of indie Irish game developers will have demos running of their new games. Get sneak peeks at these works in progress.
Danny Moffit's "Floaty Ball!
Ian Munt's Gobblin's Grotto
9:00 AM (and all day), Expo Space - GAME JAM! 9:30 -11:00 AM, RDS Auditorium, technology demonstration featuring Craig Stuart Garfinkle
Craig Stuart Garfinkle (composer, World of Warcraft; Warlords of Draenor, Baldur's Gate, Dark Alliance II,Fallout Brotherhood of Steel, and trailers for Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Star Trek) will demonstrate the tools that film and game composers use to create video game music, using the actual sessions from some of his most famous scores. Learn the secrets to producing slamming game and trailer tracks from this award winning and Emmy nominated composer and music producer.
11:00 - 11:30, Planned Expo Break
11:30 - 12:00 PM, RDS Auditorium - Runes of Aran, A Sneak Peek with Alan Duggan and Eimear Noone
Alan Duggan's "Runes of Aran"
With music by iDIG creator Eimear Noone, we are so pleased to be able to present this "
in development " role playing game, set in Ireland's prehistory - a first of it's kind for the genre.
Learn about this dedicated group of Irish indie game developers and see some what they have in store for 2016 and beyond.
Sandor Teli's "Symbol of Destruction" aka "SOD the Game"
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch and Expo Time
Be sure to explore the Artists Alley, Game Booths, and more!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM RDS Auditorium, THE DEMO DERBY!
Hosted by iDIG producer, Craig Stuart Garfinkle, our panel of visiting composers, game developers and directors, will spend a full two hours this year, listening and critiquing music submitted by our attendees.
Our 2015 Demo Derby Panel, including Grammy winner Chris Tin,
Blizzard music head Russell Brower, World of Warcraft cinematatics composer Neal Acree,
4:00 - 5:00 PM, RDS Auditorium, A conversation with Blizzard audio and music head, Russell Brower.
Blizzard Entertainment is know for consistently delivering award winning game scores - due in no small part to the efforts and skill of Blizzard audio and music head, Russell Brower. Join us to hear him speak of his creative process and how he helps mold Blizzard's scores.
5:00 - 6:00 PM The DIT Traditional Irish Music Ensemble
The impetus to create "The Celtic Link" was born at the 2015 festival, when the audience themselves, so moved by the DIT Ensemble's performance of the great game music themes, insisted the DIT ensemble needed to be recorded and a CD released. A successful Kickstarter campaign followed.
6:00 - 7:00 PM Dinner (on your own for this one!)
7:00 PM - ??? PM "Cosball" at the Dublin's Opium Rooms, 26 Wexford Street, Dublin 2, a short bus or cab from the RDS.
Featuring custom dance remixes of your favorite video game themes, here's your opportunity to show off your best cosplay! Cosplay is not required, but is encouraged!
To submit your game music remix, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets and more info about The 2016 Dublin International Game Music Festival:
We were honored that so many of you supported our successful Kickstarter campaign to create unique "Traditional Irish" versions of the themes from "The Legend of Zelda," featuring members of the brilliant DIT Irish Traditional Music Ensemble.
The CD is complete and will soon be released world-wide, but in the meantime, we have been inundated by fans who want to get all the special updates, rough mixes, and more, but missed the actual Kickstarter.
Only those who joined the Kickstarter can get the physical copies of the special Kickstarter version of the CD, but we are offering a limited number of digital copies, including all the bonuses, for those who join our "Post Kickstarter."
In order to set the Guinness World Record for a crowd created video game performance, and to let more musicians participate in our mad adventure, we've extended the submission deadline for our crowd created HALO THEME until March 29th, 2016.
Of course, if you can get your video in by the original deadline of March 15th, that would be great too!
As of now we have received videos from Garland Utah, Barcelona, Malaysia, Mexico, Kuala Lumpur, Sardinia, Canada, and more - with pledges from just about every cornier of the globe. This is truly an exciting time to be a musician - collaborating with such a far reaching orchestra.
Just for fun, two of our "Works in Progress"
First, iDIG repeat offenders Mark Scholl (Drums) and Joe Pignato (Guitar)
And our friend Andrew Overfield from the UK sent us this video. I'll be posting others as we get closer. Check it out!
For any of you coming late to the party, here is the instruction blog on how to participate.