Sunday, December 25, 2011

Justin Lassen Presents “Grimm: Quest for the Gatherer’s Key” Game Soundtrack & Demo! (Merry Xmas!)


So what is Grimm Quest for the Gatherer's Key?
It's a fantasy hack&slash game with a lot of platforming elements that you might find in games like the Prince of Persia or Tomb Raider (albeit more gothic) series, but from a First Person perspective. The world that players enter is wrought with danger. There are traps and enemies around each corner, coupled with pitfalls and abysses to cross. Cunning is often more important than quick reflexes (but those help too). The world of Grimm offers no remorse! Players will get very basic information and will have to learn how to travel this world by trial and error. Each weapon will require skill and has a learning curve. Most weapons have special attacks that can be used. Download The DEMO HERE!

Make sure to check out the gameplay videos and screenshots in the video and image sections.
You can also take a look at the youtube channel for Grimm.
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Based on the award winning Doom3 engine, enhanced with fully customizable features such as Parallax Mapping, HDR, Bloom, SSAO and other high-end features coming from Sikkpin's SikkMod, Grimm looks and plays like a modern game. This mod will move to Doom3 GPL as soon as it is released.

Heaven and Hell are at war and have been closed off to new souls. Human souls now wander in purgatory after death, unable to go up to Heaven or descend down to Hell. The angel, Gabriel, has stolen The Grim Reaper's key of the Gatherer's Keep, the entrance to both Heaven and Hell. He is determined to fight his way through the souls in purgatory and the Demons and Angels in Heaven and in Hell to regain what is rightfully his and restore order.

eventYou are the Grim Reaper.
And Lo those that stand in the way of the Grim Reaper and His Scythe.
For Ever Lasting Death will be their Fate.

Check out an interview with the developer over at PlanetDoom!

Haus of Persian Descent (f. NMERCER) by Justin Lassen

pdoom_logoJustin Lassen and Grimm's soundtrack
Together with the demo release I have another surprise for you guys, in the form of 2 wonderful tracks (that combine classical influences with Persian style instruments, creating a mix I've never heard before but mixes perfectly with the style of the game. Having the music really makes a title come alive and added the depth I needed to set the tone in this title. Justin is one of the most talented musicians I know, check out his work it's simply awe-inspiring) for the game included in this very release! I am just so extremely proud to be working with him and having him work his magic for Grimm!” – Bastian (Developer) [READ INTERVIEW]

ios_picIdiom of Sad naomimercerNMERCER

“I’d like to thank the talented Idiom of Sad and NMERCER for contributing vocals to the tracks in this demo soundtrack! Amazing artists!”

Friday, December 2, 2011

Justin Lassen Nominated for the Square Enix Music Online Game Music Awards 2011!


SEMO is proud to present the nominees of the Annual Game Music Awards 2011. These panel-voted officially recognized awards provide a thorough and wide-reaching recognition of achievement in game music over the last year.

2011A panel have determined the nominations of these awards. All panelists are experienced journalists and reviewers with an expert knowledge of the game music industry. The panelists have selected their choices by carefully considering the artistic, entertainment, and functional value of the game music created this year. All game music released between December 1, 2010 and November 30, 2011 was eligible for consideration, irrespective of the commercial success and production region of their associated games.

Herbert Starts His Day by Justin Lassen

The nominations are listed below. The winners will be announced during the final week of 2011!

2.4 “Outstanding Contribution – Newcomer”

Kan R. Gao (To the Moon)
Taku Inoue (Ridge Racer 3D)
Asuka Ito (Pilotwings Resort)
Justin Lassen (Herbert)
Akiyoshi Manabe (Tale of the Last Promise)
Gordon McNeil (Ctulhu Saves the World)
Yasuyuki Nagata (Shining Force Cross Raid)
Tsutomu Narita (UnchainBlades ReXX)
Brian Reitzell (Red Faction: Armageddon)
Brian Tyler (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3)

300211_10150298821472663_635957662_8003878_1744188801_nHey guys! This is a pretty cool honor, so thank you so much for whomever thought me worthy enough for a nomination! I was first informed by friend and composer who is also nominated in the chiptune category (Jimmy Hinson). It’s cool to see several friends of mine in various categories too. Herbert Soundtrack for the win!!!! I couldn’t be more happy that it was recognized! It’s surreal/neat to be in the same category with Brian Tyler (Modern Warfare 3!) Wow! I don’t expect to win or anything, but thankful for everyone who downloaded the soundtrack and the REMIX ALBUM, bought the game and supported me along the way! All of us on the Herbert team love you all very much, that our cute little Herbert game is so well received by you lovely people. YOU ARE THE BEST!” – J.Lassen

UPDATE (JAN.1ST): Brian Tyler wins for Modern Warfare 3.