ThaSauce Wrap-Up: This Week in Review (Apr 16 – Apr 22)


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  • Pre-order Disasterpeace’s Original Soundtrack Fez Now: Along with the exciting release of the multiple award-winning indie platformer FEZ just this week alone, Disasterpeace’s original soundtrack of the same name is also scheduled to be available this Friday, April 20th.
  • GDC Vault Adds Free GDC 2012 Videos Online: GDC Vault, a service that hosts a variety of audio, video, and PowerPoint presentations of previous Game Developers Conferences, has just added free video content from last March’s show, featuring talks from the legendary Civilization creator Sid Meier, iWin VP Laralyn McWilliams on the importance of metrics, and White House analyst Constance Steinkuehler Squire.
  • Blip Festival 2012 in New York City Presented by 8bitpeoples: Presented by VGM collective/record label 8bitpeoples, Blip Festival 2012 promises an explosive round-up of the world’s chipmusic talent, with top-notch performances by Burnkit2600, Danimal Cannon, CHiKA, Graffiti Monsters, Pulselooper, Wizwars, and many more.
  • Danimal Cannon’s Roots for $5 on Indie Royale’s Spring Bundle: Indie game bundle website Indie Royale releases game bundles every two weeks to help get the word out over games that are worth playing and support developers that are typically passed over in mainstream media. This time around, Indie Royale has recently released a Spring Bundle featuring some of the most brilliantly designed indie releases, along with Danimal Cannon’s critically-acclaimed chiptune album Roots.
  • Quick Look: aivi & surasshu’s “Mabe Village” Collaboration: The incredibly talented instrumental composer and Olga Brose Valente Memorial Prize winner Aivi Tran and sound designer surasshu have come together at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference for a pretty awesome collaboration, featuring “Mabe Village” from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.