Our RPG, Ancient Legends Released!

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

 

Ancient Legends is a fantasy Role Playing game made for the Apple II series of home computer created by 8 Bit Weapon and friends! The game was created as a DEMO for the Outlaw Editor!

Download your free Ancient Legends copy here:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/52253834/AncientLegends/Ancient%20Legends.zip

 

Download an Apple II emulator for Windows here:  http://wsxyz.net/applewin.html
The Story: You are Quinn of Thane, the westernmost island in Merkania. Since the last of great wars your family has lived in peaceful seclusion for generations. Raised on ancient legends, you have often dreamed of exploring what lies beyond the island. You surmise that dark times must have befallen the mainland, as dark creatures now sully the sanctuary of your island home as well.

Now you are the last of your line and have decided to venture to the mainland and seek your fortune! You pack your things, take your family’s heirloom amulet for luck and enter the forest for adventure…

The game is a demo for the powerful Outlaw Editor game development system:
https://www.facebook.com/outlaweditor

Enjoy, adventurer!

Credits:
Outlaw Editor Demo Credits:
Produced & Directed by Seth Sternberger of 8 Bit Weapon
Coding – Martin Haye, Brendan Robert, and Dave Schmenk
Font Code – Andrew Hogan
Graphics – Seth Sternberger
Scenario – Seth Sternberger
Playtesting & Quality Assurance – Andrew Schultz

To make your own games get your free copy of Outlaw Editor here:
https://github.com/badvision/lawless-legends/tree/master/OutlawEditor

Enjoy!

 

Seth & Michelle🙂🙂

8 Bit Weapon Interviewed by Arcade Attack!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

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“Chipmusic, chiptune, whatever you want to call it, is a big draw for us retrogamers and I’m pleased to say that I caught up with my favourite chiptune band of the moment –  8 Bit Weapon! Seth & Michelle are based in LA (we’re already jealous! – Ed) and their ambient tracks have us smitten as well as their earlier more poppy stuff. Don’t let my lack of chiptune knowledge spoil your enjoyment of this great interview…”

You can read the rest of the great article here: http://www.arcadeattack.co.uk/8-bit-weapon/

 

Great interview with Chaos Control Digi-mag!

Monday, April 11th, 2016

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Check out this fantastic interview without new friend Bob from ChaosControl.com:

“In an email interview, Seth and Michelle discussed the new album and their work in general.”-Bob @ Chaoscontrol.com

http://www.chaoscontrol.com/8-bit-weapon/

 

Cheers,

 

Seth & Michelle🙂🙂

Review by C64 Composer Legend David Warhol!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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Friend and mentor David Warhol has been kind enough to share his thoughts on our new album:

Many might think ambient music is simple to write because it can sound simple.  The truth is that successful ambient music occupies large spaces with structures, patterns, and devices that span far in time beyond a simple song structure.  In Disassembly Language: Ambient Music for Deprogramming Vol. 1, 8 Bit Weapon has dialed in on exactly that.  These spans of time are mesmerizing irregular patterns that somehow come together to make perfect aesthetic and harmonic sense.  They tell a story; they have a contour.

That the tones come entirely from Commodore 64’s SID chip is hardly consequential.  By having created many prior albums, 8 Bit Weapon has mastered the simplicity and subtlety of the SID and puts that experience to work wonderfully here.  That the tones have been mixed and mastered is entirely fair game; the pieces stand out not just under the moniker “chip tunes” but rather as a robust piece in general.

Ultimately one of the most impressive traits of Disassembly Language is in the diversity of artistry and style shown by 8 Bit Weapon in its very creation.  8BW started performing and recording years ago with video game covers and originals inspired by classic chip tunes.  Disassembly Language expresses a maturity of styles, a respect for different genres as broad as some of its very influencers (Brian Eno as he gravitated from traditional songwriting to ambient music, to be sure).

8 Bit Weapon has shown great musical proficiency in this work.  One might wonder where on their artistic trajectory they will choose to land next.  One thing is for sure, I will want to be there when they do.

DWHEADSHOT

David Warhol

Chip Composer (Commodore 64, Amiga, NES, and more)

GANG Lifetime Achievement Award 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodore 64 Music/Audio credits and more:

Neuromancer (1988) (Music & Sound Effects)
Pool of Radiance (1988) (Music & Sound Effects)
Sentinel Worlds I: Future Magic (1988) (Music & Sound)
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (1988) (Sound Effects by )
Maniac Mansion (1987) (Atari ST Sound Effects by)
Skyfox II: The Cygnus Conflict (1987) (Music & Sound Effects)
The Bard’s Tale II: The Destiny Knight (1986)  (Music & Sound Effects)
Robot Rascals (1986) (Music & Sound Effects)
Tass Times in Tonetown (1986)  (Music & Sound Effects)
Heart of Africa (1985) (Music & Sound Effects)
Racing Destruction Set (1985)    (Music, Sound Effects, & Coding)
Stuart Smith’s Adventure Construction Set (1984) (Music & Sound Effects)
Realms of Impossiblility (1983) (Music & Sound Effects)

New Music Video for our new album!

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Greetings Programs!

 

We have created a playable music video for you to enjoy! We made a space travel game for the Commodore 64 computer (or emulator of one) that we will release soon!!

Enjoy,

 

Seth & Michelle🙂🙂

 

Super 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer Sale Via Bandcamp!

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Get 11 of our 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer releases @ 70% off via Bandcamp.com!

 

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Get all 11 of our 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer releases available on Bandcamp and save70%.

  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of

    1) Disassembly Language: Ambient Music for Deprogramming Vol. 1 by 8 Bit Weapon NEW

    2) Chiptopia: The Best of 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer

    3) The 8 Bit Weapon Collection 1998-2012 by 8 Bit Weapon

    4) Bits with Byte by 8 Bit Weapon

    5) It’s a Chiptune Holiday! by 8 Bit Weapon & ComputeHer

    6) MeanTime EP by 8 Bit Weapon

    7) Electric High EP by 8 Bit Weapon

    8) Silo 64 OST by 8 Bit Weapon

    9) Data Bass by ComputeHer

    10) Modemoiselle by ComputeHer

    11) Software Remixes by ComputeHer

    ALL for just $24.29 USD (70% OFF)

    Link: https://8bitweapon.bandcamp.com/album/disassembly-language-ambient-music-for-deprogramming-vol-1

Thank you for your support!

Love,

Seth & Michelle🙂🙂

 

The New Album is HERE!

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Greetings Programs!

Disassembly Language: Ambient Music for Deprogramming Vol. 1 IS  HERE!

Our new chipmusic concept album is a collection of ambient music crafted to help facilitate relaxation. Over 1 hour of mind defragmenting tones for you to enjoy! Each sound is hand crafted from the Commodore 64 personal computer’s SID sound chip. Portions of the album were co-written by a computer as many of the notes were set to be selected by the CPU at random! All tones have been digitally processed for maximum smoothness and optimum ambiance. Relax and Enjoy!

Tracks: Listen to any track by clicking it below!
1. Phase I Lexical Analysis
2. Phase II Debugger
3. Phase III Refactoring
4. Phase IV Release

Love,

Seth & Michelle 🙂 🙂
www.8bitweapon.com
www.ComputeHer.com

New Album Coming February 12th, 2016!

Friday, January 29th, 2016

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Greetings Programs!

We are kicking off the new year with a fresh release and a new concept album:

Disassembly Language: Ambient Music for Deprogramming Vol. 1

Our new chipmusic concept album is a collection of ambient music crafted to help facilitate relaxation. Over 1 hour of mind defragmenting tones for you to enjoy! Each sound is hand crafted from the Commodore 64 personal computer’s SID sound chip. Portions of the album were co-written by a computer as many of the notes were set to be selected by the CPU at random! All tones have been digitally processed for maximum smoothness and optimum ambiance. Relax and Enjoy!

Releases February 12, 2016, get the 1st 2 tracks now when you pre-rder today: https://8bitweapon.bandcamp.com/album/disassembly-language-ambient-music-for-deprogramming-vol-1

Love,

Seth & Michelle🙂🙂

 

8 Bit Weapon Music Sale!

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Greetings Programs!
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We are continuing our SALE! Get our entire 56 track music collection INCLUDING “It’s a Chiptune Holiday” for just $9.95 (reg $24.95 for all 56 Tracks!) Nearly 3 hours of chiptastic music! Get yours now via bandcamp:

https://8bitweapon.bandcamp.com/album/the-8-bit-weapon-collection-1998-2012

This collection covers nearly 2 decade of groundbreaking work! Multiple albums, singles, remixes and rare demos, and previously unreleased tracks make this the ultimate collection for any fan new or old:

Thank you for your support!

Seth & Michelle🙂🙂

Holiday Sale 2015!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Greetings Programs!

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We’re having a big holiday SALE! Get our entire music collection INCLUDING “It’s a Chiptune Holiday” for just $9.95 (reg $24.95 for all 56 Tracks!) Nearly 3 hours of chiptastic music! Get yours now via bandcamp:

https://8bitweapon.bandcamp.com/album/the-8-bit-weapon-collection-1998-2012
This collection covers nearly 2 decade of groundbreaking work! Multiple albums, singles, remixes and rare demos, and previously unreleased tracks make this the ultimate collection for any fan new or old. Even the “It’s a Chiptune Holiday” album is included in the deal:

1. Deck the Halls (Nos Galan) 01:52
2. Hanukkah (free) 01:01
3. O Christmas Tree (Oh Chanukuh) 01:31
4. Jingle Bells (One Horse Open Sleigh) (free) 01:14
5. Joy to the World 02:09
6. Greensleeves (What Child Is This) 01:51
7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 02:13
8. Ave Maria (Well-Tempered Clavier) 03:25
Thank you for supporting independent music & Happy Holidays!
Love,

Seth & Michelle🙂🙂

www.8bitweapon.com

www.ComputeHer.com