It’s Ed’s birthday and the full release of Vampire Survivors on the same day! Coupled with Halloween just around the corner, there’s a lot to celebrate on this episode. Join the fun as he takes a look at music from top-down perspective survival shooters, a genre quickly gaining popularity due to the runway success of Vampire Survivors and its Castlevania-inspired soundtrack. From the synthwave of Neon Chrome, to the epic drum & bass of Spirit Hunters: Infinite Horde, to the classic chiptunes of Necrosmith, there’s a ton of awesome jams to enjoy!
A huge thank you to Indira J (The Misadventures of Buddy and Friend, Sacrimony) for the amazing VGMbassy artwork and design, and to Trevin Hughes (aka chiptune composer Jredd) for the podcast theme song!
Check out the VGMbassy Patreon for some fantastic bonuses, including exclusive podcast content!
Thanks to our supporting Patreon patrons, who help make this show possible: Alex Messenger, Frankly Zappa, Emily Donnelly, Ryan Steel, Cameron Werme, Carlito, Scott McElhone, Chris Murray, Chris Myers, Mike Stark, Kyle Krull, The Diad, The Last Rican, Cameron Chiles, and Dan Laughton.
Follow The VGMbassy on Twitter: @TheVGMbassy
Check out the Instagram account for artsy-fartsy game-related images: @TheVGMbassy
Listen here or find us on iTunes, Google Play Music, Amazon Podcasts, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app: Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: RSS
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Intro – “Before Concession” from Vampire Survivors (PC, 2021) Composed by Daniele Zandara
1 – “Addon 2” from Crimsonland (PC, 2003) Composed by Ville Eriksson
2 – “Cybernetic” from Neon Chrome (PC, Switch, PS4, XB1, 2017) Composed by Johnathan Geer
3 – “”Down to Business” from Jydge (PC, Switch, PS4, XB1, 2017) Composed by Jay Man
4 – “Extreme Chaos” from Brotato (PC, 2022) Composed by 2050
5 – “Libro Inferno (Remake)” from Vampire Survivors (PC, 2021) Composed by Filippo Vicarelli
6 – “Wasteland Combat” from 20 Minutes till Dawn (PC, 2022) Composed by Flanne
7 – “Cemetery” from Spirit Hunters: Infinite Horde (PC, 2022) Composed by Neil “Injekted” Stevens
8 – “Be Careful” from Necrosmith (PC, 2022) Composed by Deallry
9 – “Battlefield” from Nordic Ashes: Survivors of Ragnarok (PC, 2022) Composed by Julian Korbl
Outro – “Born to be Undead” from Vampire Survivors (PC, 2021) Composed by Filippo Vicarelli