Bugbear Entertainment is searching for bands to submit music for their latest racing game: Wreckfest, and are currently accepting applications.
Bugbear have opened a contest with a top prize of $3,500 and nine runner-up prizes of $1,000 per track. They are looking to attract bands and musicians who are interested in reaching hundreds and thousands of new fans by having their music featured on a major title release on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. Other bands featured in the previous Bugbear releases have included upcoming indie bands and household names like Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Fall Out Boy, Audioslave and Skrillex.
Bands can apply at https://wreckfest.audiodraft.com/
This innovative approach to sourcing music is evidence of a growing realisation amongst game designers, that there are thousands of unheard of bands out there, who just need the right chance to have their music heard internationally, and by the right demographic to get that critical mass of fans to push them to the next level of popularity.
The plan of attack offers a symbiotic relationship, where the marketing efforts of a big name gaming studio, and that of a band’s fan base can harmonise and push (or in this case, crash) through the gates of pop culture’s consciousness. While getting the soundtrack right for the game, Bugbear is at the same time listening to their fans. The game studio is engaging their followers to cast their vote on the favourite tracks they would like to hear while playing the game.
Music has always been a vital part of the gaming experience and Wreckfest puts this front and centre. By combining energetic, action-packed and accelerating music with their demolition derby racing game, they aim to create an immersive experience for the player, one where the in-game radio feeds the road rage in all of us. The soon to be released Wreckfest title is published by THQ Nordic.
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Bugbear Entertainment is a game studio specializing in action driving. We’ve been making car games for sixteen years, starting with Rally Trophy (2001, PC). With over a decade of development under its belt, Bugbear Entertainment has successfully redefined the genre of action racing. We are best known for the critically acclaimed demolition racing series FlatOut (2004-2007, PC, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360) and street racing title Ridge Racer Unbounded (2013, PC, PS3, Xbox 360).
AUDIODRAFT is a Finnish growth company with international team representing in Helsinki, New York, and San Francisco. We are changing the way brands order, produce and use audio. We are your partner in defining your audio branding strategies and producing your custom sound. We represent a network of 20,000+ musicians and audio professionals from more than 120 countries. Every brand generates sound. We help you find yours. More about us and our work at Audiodraft.com
About THQ Nordic
Founded in 2011, THQ Nordic is a global video game publisher and developer. Based in Vienna, Austria and Karlstad, Sweden with subsidiaries in Germany, Sweden, and the USA, THQ Nordic brands include Darksiders, MX vs. ATV, Red Faction, Titan Quest and many more. THQ Nordic is meant to represent a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IPs. It revolves around cherishing them, and aligning them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve.
The company’s internal development studios are Grimlore Games based in Munich, Germany; Rainbow Studios based in Phoenix, Arizona; Mirage Game Studios AB based in Karlstad, Sweden; Foxglove Studios AB based in Stockholm, Sweden; Black Forest Games based in Offenburg, Germany, and Pieces Interactive based in Skoevde, Sweden.