Why, hello there! Are you a composer?

I’m looking for a composer for my upcoming game Catroidvania: Communist Space Cats of Venus. I imagine the music as being rather oldschooly, perhaps chiptune though not necessarily so. As the title should imply, the game has a silly, upbeat tone, with the occasional B-movie element – but it’s relatively important to me that the music also be melodic. That all sounds rather vague, of course, since I’m not really a composer, and I’m open to suggestions and ideas.

Further points:

  • Payment will be in the form of a percentage of the sponsorship.
  • I imagine the game will need about 5 tracks, two rather short ones (intro & ending) and three normal ones. We’ll see. I’d love to have a ton of music, but file sizes are always an issue with Flash.
  • The game is silly, but it is not a satire of socialist ideas. So if you are the type who regularly reads Big Hollywood and is afraid of communists taking over the government, this probably isn’t for you.

If you’re interested (and why wouldn’t you be, it’s a game about space cats), please send me an email via the Contact form, ideally with a link to some samples of your work.


  1. Hi!
    I saw a reposting of your tweet, and wanted to see if you had any more details about Catroidvania – it sounds really fun!

    I’m just finishing up a project and was hoping to find something new to collaborate on. Compensation is not my motivation, a small percentage of eventual sponsorship sounds fine. I’m more just looking to continue building my portfolio, and I’ve been really impressed by the other games you’ve got posted on your site. I’m curious!

    To check some of my music samples, go to http://openheartsound.com Thanks a lot for your time, and please let me know if you have any questions!

    – Joshua

  2. Meow? I have to be honest; I’m just curious whats with the cats and all, I’m actually booked up pretty bad in the forseeable future.
    If you wanna share, then please do! Terry can vouch for my integrity. 🙂

  3. @Joshua: I added a couple of older screenshots (both from the intro) that kind of capture the game’s vibe. You play a pink cat (Leon Trotskitty) who squishes enemies by jumping on them. Gameplay consists of exploring, freeing enslaved cats, gaining the occasional new ability, nomming stuff, and of course squishing enemies. It won’t be a very difficult game, but hopefully a fun one.

    @SoulEye: I have no problem with sharing, if you’re interested in having a look (even if you’re fully booked). I adore your music.

  4. I’ve heard from some indie developer friends that 8bc.org is full of talented chiptune composers who are eager to make music for good games – might try posting this on the forums there.

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