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January 2014
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Cue of the Week: “The Worm Boss”

“Boss” here is meant in the sense of final opponent of a video game level rather than overseer of employees, though I suppose the two aren’t mutually exclusive. This drum-and-choral-driven cue from the game Wizard Ops: Chapter One accompanies a climactic dual with an unusually large and vengeful limbless enemy.

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The Worm Boss
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June 2013
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Cue of the Week: “The Game is Afoot”

Clearly I don’t mean that the game is a lower body extremity. This music plays during Wizard Ops Tactics‘ introductory moments, providing a sense of anticipatory excitement and setting the stage for the (literal) magic to come. I’ve cheated here and merged two related musical moments from the score in order to give the material reasonable duration for stand-alone listening. Enjoy!


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The Game is Afoot
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June 2013
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Cue of the Week: “The Murky Swamp”

This week’s selection from Wizard Ops Tactics portrays the game’s swamp level as a damp and ominous place. Plaintive woodwind harmonies ease in and out over low string undulations, while excerpts of the game’s main theme recur in the brass. And to show you how lazy I am: the low string lines themselves are just the main theme, slowed down and set to 7/8 time.


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The Murky Swamp
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June 2013
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Cue of the Week: “The Army Assembles”

Continuing the music progression from Wizard Ops Tactics, this week’s cue accompanies the game’s Army Builder sequence with an anticipatory mood and almost-obligatory snare drum rhythms. A martial melody recurs throughout the piece, starting with the low strings, then subsequently in horns, violas, and low woodwinds.

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The Army Assembles
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May 2013
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Cue of the Week: “Beach Battle!”

This music selection from Wizard Ops Tactics takes on a distinctly pirate-y tone, as befits a game setting with beach umbrellas, cannons, and a giant frigate.


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Beach Battle!
Morituri Te Salutant // Michael Gordon Shapiro - HOMEPAGE MUSIC
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