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Cosmoplan: A Space Puzzle – Original Music & SFX

December 11, 2013 in Compositions, Game Soundtrack, Guney Ozsan, Music, News, Video Game Music

Cosmoplan, the puzzle/action game that I made original orchestral music and SFX is published on iOs and Android after a development process that took almost a year. You can get Cosmoplan from here:
iTunes
Google Play


Cosmoplan is a game about the obscurity of space and the human instinct of discovery. In the game, we control a space shuttle made of sub-modules and try to reach a target planet without crushing into any obstacles. In order to achieve this, we need to estimate our path in advance and arrange the angles between the modules . After the launch, we can only change direction by ejecting the modules that we’ve set different angles with right timing. During our voyage, we try to collect three stars spread around the space. The deeper we travel in the space we face asteroids, planets that we can make use of their orbits, worm holes that we can get through and plasma giants driving electricity through the space.

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The idea behind the theme and the gameplay of Cosmoplan depends on the game “Atilgan (venturous, also USS Enterprise of Star Trek series in Turkish TV broadcast)” that we made during the jam with theme “Atilim (Breakthrough)” held within the National Informatics Congress 2012 (Ulusal Bilisim Kurultayi). Our team in this 48 hour jam was consisting of me, Emrah Ozer, Murat Kalkavan and Tarik Kaya. During the event we wanted to approach the politic breaktroughs of nations with humour. National space programs were very convenient for this approach. The core mechanics of the game were inspired from the space shuttles leaving the modules that gone out of fuel behind. The name Atilgan (venturous) was a pun in Turkish for the theme of the game jam Atilim (breakthrough). Plus, since the Turkish TV translated USS Enterprise of Star Trek series to Turkish as Atilgan, we also said hi to the famous science fiction series.

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After the game jam we liked the idea much and we decided to push further the the 48 hour prototype by developing it into a complete game and publishing it. Although the idea of travelling in space still stays same, the background theme evolved from breakthrough to discovery and obscurity, leaving the humouristic part behind. Eventually the game art style evolved into pinup with references to what we can see in 60’s and 70’s as in Russian posters and sci-fi movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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The game was developed by Emrah Ozer, one of the founding members of the group Game Developers Turkey (GDT). The visuals were designed by the experienced illustrator Murat Kalkavan. Tarik Kaya gave great support during the level design and concept development phase. And I composed original orchestral music fitting the style of the new artistic look and reproduced the orchestra completely artificially in computer.

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“Analog Sheep” Came into the World

January 24, 2013 in Album, Compositions, Game Soundtrack, Guney Ozsan, Music, News, Releases, Video Game Music

Analog SheepMy electronic project “Analog Sheep” finally came into the world. I was working hard on this project, and from now on, I will be collecting my music full of synthesizers of vintage colors and analog character under the name Analog Sheep.

Analog Sheep is named after the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by the American writer Philip K. Dick. The novel describes a post-apocalyptic world where it became very hard to distinguish androids from human beings. Analog Sheep is formed to ask the question: “Do Synthesizers Dream of Analog Sheep?
Do synthesizers dream of Analog Sheep?
The character design of Analog Sheep is created by Murat Kalkavan.

The soundtrack of independent video game producer Murray Lorden‘s iPad/iPhone game “Rad Skater Apocalypse” became Analog Sheep’s debut album. The 4 track soundtrack EP is full of analog modelled synths, solos and vintage feeling. Besides there is a bonus track called “I Miss My Amiga 500“, an ode to Amiga era for Amiga crazy fans.


(If you can’t see the music player click here and listen to it on SoundCloud.)

Mp3 Download Locations

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Out There (Game Soundtrack)

March 7, 2012 in Compositions, Game Soundtrack, Guney Ozsan, News

I composed this music for an independent game developer in Finland.

The song consists of two parts. The first part (Approach) sets the atmosphere. The second part (Probe) begins with the bass driven groove. It can loop itself seamlessly in the game. The version here is the complete version.


(Composer & Producer: Guney Ozsan)
(If you can’t see the player listen to it at SoundCloud)

The game is called Big Blue World Domination. It is a retro strategy game that you try to conquer the world with secret agents in your super secret base. If you would like to hear the song with the game you can download here (PC). Game atmosphere is close to the classic UFO and simpler. It is prepared for the monthly competition of Adventure Game Studios, so gameplay is not fully tweaked.

Big Blue World Domination - Basebuild

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