It's been an exciting few days for the Wing Commander music album Kickstarter! The campaign to create a recording of WC3, WC4 and Prophecy music with a live orchestra got a matching donor last week. Wingnuts were challenged to pledge $1,000 on Thursday, which would then be matched by a generous supporter. Fans responded to the call and the goal was met! With 300 backers and about $17,500 in pledges so far, the fund raiser is now half way to becoming reality. A total of $35,000 must be raised in the next 11 days to actually green light the production. We can do it!
A couple of high profile donors have added their support as well. Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts had this to say: "Good luck George! Looking forward to hearing Wing Commander 3 & 4 themes they way they should be heard!" Additionally, WC1/2 composer George The Fat Man Sanger added: "Do this thing, George. I want this thing _done_. You will SHRED." There's even been buzz by Ginger Lynn Allen and Kotaku. George has also posted another update about how the technology in 1994 limited what he was capable of doing 20 years ago. It really drives home the point of how important it is to get this album made!
Our very technically savvy audio director, Martin Galway, patiently explained the limitations of the hardware I was using, which was actually the most ADVANCED (and of course, expensive) sound card at the time, the Roland Sound Canvas. What ensued turned out to be a veritable "baptism by fire" into the world of game music composition. I had to strategically leave certain notes out, slide certain notes by milliseconds in either direction, all in an attempt to make sure my music worked vertically as well as horizontally!
We're right about at the halfway mark for pledges needed for our Wing Commander Orchestral Music Kickstarter campaign! With 12 days to go there is definitely time to reach our goal. Thank you SO much to all who have already pledged and helped spread the word! You all are SO amazing!!!