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We proudly present

GMF HIGH SCORE COMPETITION

This year’s Game Music Festival is enhanced with a unique competition for young composers partnering with Opera GX gaming browser. Winners will claim a brand new award including financial rewards, worldwide publicity, and further contract opportunities.

 

The GMF High Score competition aims to support the development of talented artists who want to pursue a career in video game audio. The submitted pieces of music will be judged by a jury consisting of world-class composers. Winners shall receive many prizes, including a cooperation opportunity with Opera GX gaming browser, the partner of this year’s competition.  In parallel to the main competition, fans will be able to vote on the soundtrack which will get the audience award. Names of all winners will be announced during the official gala of Game Music Festival in October (also transmitted online), as well as in media channels of both GMF and Opera GX. 

 

Participants of GMF High Score Competition 2020 will have to compose a brief musical piece illustrating the unique user experience related to browsing the web with Opera GX. This provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity of scoring an internet browser dedicated to gamers. Participants can enter the contest by filling the official submission form no later than on the 30th of September.

These prizes are worth fighting for

THE GMF HIGH SCORE AWARD

Winners will claim a brand new award including financial rewards, worldwide publicity, and further contract opportunities.

1ST PLACE (THE WINNER)

GMF HIGH SCORE COMPETITION

3000USD
The title of the “GX Composer 2020” and a cooperation opportunity with Opera in order to create adaptive music for the Opera GX Gaming Browser*
*As a result of this cooperation, the composed soundtrack will be available for 12 months to be played as background music within the Opera GX browser which has circa 4 million mothly active users

2ND PLACE

GMF HIGH SCORE COMPETITION

2000USD
Cooperation opportunity with Opera in order to create adaptive music for the Opera GX Gaming Browser*
*As a result of this cooperation, the composed soundtrack will be available for 12 months to be played as background music within the Opera GX browser which has circa 4 million monthly active users

3RD PLACE

GMF HIGH SCORE COMPETITION

1000USD
Cooperation opportunity with Opera in order to create adaptive music for the Opera GX Gaming Browser*
*As a result of this cooperation, the composed soundtrack will be available for 12 months to be played as background music within the Opera GX browser which has circa 4 million monthly active users

Audience Award

GMF HIGH SCORE COMPETITION

 

2000USD
Cooperation opportunity with Opera in order to create adaptive music for the Opera GX Gaming Browser*
*As a result of this cooperation, the composed soundtrack will be available for 12 months to be played as background music within the Opera GX browser which has circa 4 million monthly active users

But wait, there's more

ADDITIONAL PRIZES

Extra benefits for all three winners and the winner of the Audience Award

Announcement during festival

Announcement of all Winners during the Game Music Festival gala in October 2020 (also streamed online)

Press Release to media

Sending a press release note about the Winners to the media cooperating with Game Music Festival

REVIEW OF THE COMPOSITION

Placing information about the Winners on gmfest.com and reviewing the main Winner’s composition on gamemusic.pl

Posting in Social media

Posting information about the Winners via the GMF social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Winners names in GX Browser

Conveying publicity of the Winners’ names to circa 4 million active users of Opera GX upon the activation of the background music functionality

Discord Channel video Clip

Creation of a video clip on the Discord channel of Opera GX with circa 130 thousand users which highlights the winning soundtrack

Information on Opera's Blogs

Placing information on blogs.opera.com website which summarizes the cooperation and announces the Winners

Opera's social media

Posting info about the Winners via Opera’s social media (Facebook circa 16 million fans, Twitter circa 650 thousand followers)

THEY WILL MAKE THE DECISION

THE GMF HIGH SCORE COMPETITION JURY

Those world class video game composers will select the best composition

Krzysztof Bińczak
GAME MUSIC FOUNDATION MEMBER, PRESIDENT OF THE JURY
Wilbert Roget II
COMPOSER
Paul Anthony Romero
COMPOSER, PIANIST
Darren Korb
COMPOSER, SONGWRITER
Yasunori Mitsuda
COMPOSER, MUSICIAN, PRODUCER
Borislav Slavov
COMPOSER
Peter McConnell
COMPOSER, MUSICIAN
Gareth Coker
COMPOSER
Austin Wintory
COMPOSER
Lena Raine
COMPOSER
Mikolaj Stroinski
COMPOSER
Arkadiusz Reikowski
COMPOSER, AUDIO DIRECTOR
Kow Otani
COMPOSER

MAIN PARTNER OF THE COMPETITION

ABOUT OPERA GX

Opera GX is a special version of the Opera browser built specifically to complement gaming. The browser includes unique features to help gamers get the most out of both gaming and browsing and customize their browser to fit their tastes and needs. Opera GX lets you control your browser’s CPU, network and memory usage to make your gaming and streaming smoother. With native integration of Twitch, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and Discord in the sidebar, Opera GX makes it easy to stay on top of conversations with online friends and up-to-date with developing online trends and streams. It also now has a special adaptive soundtrack feature.

What to compose, where to submit

RULES OF THE COMPETITION

Read Carefully the General Rules of the Competition
The competion is open to anyone exept for members of Game Music Foundation, their families and all in-house composers already contracted by a video game developer or publisher company.

LINK TO THE GENERAL RULES

WATCH THE VIDEO AND PREPARE YOUR COMPOSITION TO ILLUSTRATE IT
The assignment is to create one illustrative Composition, two minutes long, which accompanies the user while browsing the web using the Opera GX Gaming Browser.

LINK TO THE VIDEO

UPLOAD YOUR COMPOSITION USING THE SUBMISSION FORM

  • The loop shall last no longer than 2 minutes
  • File should be saved in .mp3 format
  • The size of the file cannot exceed 10 MB

 

LINK TO THE FORM

SUBMIT THE FORM BEFORE END OF 30th September 2020
Watch the GMF gala live mid-October and await the results. Good luck!
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GAME MUSIC FESTIVAL

plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

festival@gamemusic.pl

+48 607 186 342

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