Vandalia Softworks is looking for an individual to compose music for their upcoming game Island Tale! Island Tale is a community simulation game where players manage and live in their own community of up-beat anamorphic dogs, helping them achieve their goals through various fun activities. We are designing the game to be relaxing to play, giving players a world they can get away from the stresses of work or school, and we have drawn inspiration from other games in the genre, including Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley.
Entry Criteria and Guidelines/Rules:
- Composition must be your own work. Collaboration with others is not allowed.
- Entries will be evaluated by the current development team based on the following criteria:
- Uniqueness (in comparison to other community simulation genre games)
- Theme (how well the piece fits with the creative vision for the game)
- Professionalism / Presentation
- Entrants pledge work product is original and is not infringing on any other party’s existing intellectual property. (Using snippets or samples of existing music is forbidden)
- Entrant must be a legal United States citizen, preferably located in or near the state of West Virginia. Entrant must be age 18+ OR graduating high school by end of May 2019.
- Entries must be no less than 30 seconds but no more than 1 minute total.
- Entry must be in mp3 format and must be named in the format “Lastname_Firstname.mp3”.
- Upon submission, entrant surrenders ownership of the entered work to Vandalia Softworks.
- Final submissions should be submitted through our official entry form here: https://goo.gl/forms/r9ytMm8bT7wjYc5I2. Entries sent in other ways will not be accepted.
- Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on March 2, 2019.
- The winner will be contacted and further discussion will be had on what the team envisions for a full soundtrack before composer has to commit. Entrant reserves the right to decline job offer if it is extended to them.
- Failure to follow any of the above guidelines are grounds for disqualification from the contest.
- Vandalia Softworks reserves the right to refuse or exclude any entry at its own discretion.
- Vandalia Softworks reserves the right to adjust these rules at any time for further clarity.
Updated: February 22, 2019
Further questions about this contest can be submitted to team(at)vandsoft.com, subject: “Island Tale Composer Search Question”.