Los Angeles, CA, USA – September 12 2013/… Video Games Live™, the first and most successful video game touring concert in the world, today confirmed that its Video Games Live: Level 3 album project has been successfully funded through Kickstarter.
Bucking the odds and proving the naysayers wrong, Video Games Live’s Tommy Tallarico celebrated with fans during a Twitch.TV livestream as the $250,000 milestone was reached with two days still to go on the campaign. The campaign ends on Friday 13 September, 9:20am EDT.
Tommy Tallarico, CEO/Executive Producer/Host of Video Games Live said:
“I would like to thank all of our backers, those who could not back but socialized the cause and to every single person who has ever attended Video Games Live, thank you! In the immortal lyrics from Portal: ‘This was a triumph. I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS. It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.’”
Prior to hitting its funding target, Tommy Tallarico confirmed that Valve Corporation is now part of the Video Games Live: Level 3 album project in the form of an exclusive DOTA 2 musical arrangement. Tommy Tallarico collaborated with Valve composers Tim Larkin and Jason Hayes (the latter was also formerly of Blizzard Entertainment) on the arrangement, which received its world premiere VGL concert performance during this year’s Amazon/Comic-Con show. Watch the performance here, which is conducted by Tim Larkin:
About Video Games Live
The philosophy behind Video Games Live is to showcase games in their warranted artistic spotlight while simultaneously introducing a whole new generation of gaming fans to the sights and sounds of the symphony. The Video Games Live concert series fuses the energy and excitement of a high-octane rock concert with the raw power and emotion of a symphony orchestra. Stunning synchronized visuals coupled with technology and interactivity add to the musical extravaganza that millions of people have enjoyed.
The Kickstarter campaign for Video Games Live: Level 3 the album will be studio recorded with a 72+ piece orchestra backed by a 60+ person choir and explosive rock band. All recordings will be written, arranged and conducted by famous game composers from around the world. All proceeds will go the creation of the album and the fulfillment of the prize tiers for backers.
The Video Games Live: Level 3 album track list will feature rare musical arrangements and exclusive recordings from:
Chrono Trigger/Cross, Shadow of the Colossus, Skyrim, Journey, Monkey Island, DOTA 2, Final Fantasy, Silent Hill, World of Warcraft, Diablo, BioShock, Beyond Good & Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter II, Uncharted, Assassin's Creed, Earthworm Jim, Portal, Tetris, Resident Evil and more! Including a special track remix by legendary DJ, artist and performer BT!
The Video Games Live: Level 3 funding campaign has launched on Kickstarter, will run until 14 September 2013 and aims to raise a minimum of $250,000 USD. To support the campaign and pledge, go to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1916334303/video-games-live-level-3-game-composers-of-the-wor
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About Video Games Live
Video Games Live is an award winning immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created, produced and hosted by world renowned game industry veteran and superstar Tommy Tallarico, top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. www.videogameslive.com