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NG VGM Challenge - Mutty99's prompt

Posted by mutty99 - October 28th, 2020


Virtual Bond


My prompt has a precise concept, which however leaves the door open to many scenarios.

Here are the criteria your song must follow:

  • We have a main character and her soulmate. They went through many hardships, got separated from each other, and then they ultimately reunited. When they first met, they would insult each other frequently, but they become really close overtime, and now they truly care about each other's wellbeing and safety. They’re up against a dangerous enemy who wants to destroy everything and therefore kill both of them.
  • The two lovers recall how far they’ve come and decide that they can’t give up now. Going all out, they rush against their foe, protecting each other as much as they can.
  • In the end, they kill the foe and both survive. After the battle, they declare their true feeling to each other and have their happy ending.


What I'm looking for from your submissions most of all is to make the listener feel empathy towards the two protagonists and their story. To clarify, make the listener feel anxious when they're fighting the enemy head on and overwhelmed with joy when they win, and make him feel the warm atmosphere at the end, and the importance of needing each other to succeed. Make him immerse himself in the story and provide him a moving experience, no matter the music style you choose.


Examples you can take inspiration from for your scenario (Spoilers ahead! You’ve been advised):


Cave Story (game): As Quote destroys the Undead Core, he makes his entrance to the Blood Stained Sanctuary and finds his partner Curly Brace. He attacks her on her back with a rope (they’re both robots) and make their way to the final boss of the game: Ballos, a freaking monster with 4 phases in total before being actually defeated. The author did a great job by building up the tension and the emotions with differents osts during the sanctuary level and the countless fights; furthermore, you can see how much the robot need to fight together to beat Ballos, asserting that their bond goes beyond nature.

Reference clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoz1qIGySSA

Additional remix of Final Battle by Eliteferrex: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/627924


Super Xalaxer (Game): a NG flashgame where you make your way to the Xalaxer Fortress with two powerful ships. They must help each other out to defeat the enemies and escape unscathed, and the game does a good job by making yourself feel empathy for the ships, and highlights the importance of teamwork.

Tip: this game's ost is a good inspiration for fighting parts.


Edit: Since this game won't work after 31st December because of Flash Player's shutdown, here is the link of my full playthrough of this game if you want to see it after that date: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPUZrol6ckI


Player Two (Song by Eliteferrex): This song fits pretty well with my prompt. It's a good inspiration if you're looking for a more energetic and upbeat ending between the two protagonists.


More music (FIGHTS = Inspiration for fighting parts, EMPATHY = Inspiration for Emotional and Love parts):

https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/955669 (FIGHTS)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKo_IJDCO9c (FIGHTS)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCnXQvbFDJI (EMPATHY)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG1pRNQAByI (EMPATHY)


That's it for my prompt! Feel free to ask down here in the comments if you have any questions.

Good luck!


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