Survarium Music Contest

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28.08.2014, 17:32

As Hans Christian Andersen once said “where words fail, music speaks”. We are glad to encourage you to add your musical input to Survarium project thanks to our new contest today! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to get your own track into the official music album of Survarium!

The contest is held in two nominations:

1. "Survarium Main Theme (https://soundcloud.com/survarium/survarium-main-theme ) Cover ". Hereby, your own version of the game’s main theme where you can use the same tune or its parts, but in different arrangement and/or style.
For reference, check the official variation (https://soundcloud.com/survarium/survarium-main-theme) of the main theme and a cover by FireLake (https://soundcloud.com/firelakeofficial ... y-firelake).

2. "Track for Survarium". Your own music track which you feel would fit perfectly the universe of our project.
We do not impose any limitations in terms of genre and style of your music, so as the track length and the number of submissions per person. You can apply to any of the two nominations or both. However, the copyrights transparency is an important condition: use of music and audio assets which you have no rights to are prohibited in the contest. By sending music to the contest you guarantee the tracks are free from any third party claims and you are the sole owner of the copyrights.

In order to submit your track, please follow these steps:

Step 1. Upload the file to your account on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com), make sure the title contains "Survarium Music Contest" and the file description mentions the nomination you participate in as well as the project web-site link (for example, “Survarium Main Theme Cover. www.survarium.com”).

Step 2. Email the track link (URL) to contest@survarium.com with the letter title of “Survarium Music Contest”. Don’t forget to mention your full name as the music author.

The contest is held from August 28 till November 28, 2014.

After the preliminary audition your track will be added to the contest playlist on the official Survarium channel (https://soundcloud.com/survarium). The developers of Vostok Games will review the submissions and choose the winners of the contest. These lucky ones will be invited to the official Survarium Soundtrack Vol. 2!

On top of that, we provide for the ‘Listeners’ Choice’ nomination for the tracks to have collected most listens and likes.
The music album aside, all the finalists will be provided with unique in-game ‘Musician’ decal for their character and the in-game ‘gold’.

Good luck to all the contest participants!
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28.08.2014, 19:34

This looks like a pretty cool & creative competition, too bad I'm not one of the many talented individuals out that with the technique and skills for the job. Will be lookin' out for the cream o' the crop that will come out of this :).
Good luck to all the coming musicians that'll participate.
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28.08.2014, 20:30

Already made 3 songs survarium inspired....i shall send one!
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28.08.2014, 21:36

Interesting.
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29.08.2014, 15:12

Tempting.
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30.08.2014, 12:13

oh yeah!!! I am in for sure!!! :D

But I have some questions about it.

1) Will I lose the rights of the songs I send?
2) Would I be able to use the songs I send in a future album with a band?
3) Can I send a song that I have already recorded and included in an album?
4) If I do more than 1 should I send multiple emails or just put all the links in a single one?
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01.09.2014, 03:50

This is such a great idea! I am glad something like this has come up now!
I am a sound guy by nature and this is a very cool challenge. I would love to score a bad ass cut scene or menu from Vostok for Survarium or anything in the future. There are a lot of good questions and I think R0M was making a good point. I support and <3 love this game and the creative minds behind it and the team itself. I will try to make some time this month to put something cool together. I'm thinking using the idea of different artifacts or anomaly will make some cool ideas come about. :D go team!
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02.09.2014, 13:04

Are there any Survarium Main Theme samples available?
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02.09.2014, 14:32

I mailed my link to contest@survarium.com, however the mail returned to sender. Anyone experienced the same thing? By the way, I was able to write the same mail to support@survarium.com without a problem.

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05.09.2014, 20:09

Hi all,

Just to let you know I created a collaborative event for this competition on Ohm Studio. Ohm Studio is aunique pro grade, cloud based DAW with a free version (www.ohmstudio.com) so everyone can attend to make collaborative piece on this. Projects will start tonight with regular contestant (more musicians minded than video gamers but Ohm Studio is also on Steam so...).

More here:
https://www.ohmstudio.com/news/survarium

I am Red_Force there (Ohm Studio's CM) and Redford as a Fringe's Soothsayer =). Feel free to ping me if you need anything.
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06.09.2014, 20:00

Schwastardbert:I mailed my link to , however the mail returned to sender. Anyone experienced the same thing? By the way, I was able to write the same mail to without a problem.

Problem solved. If anyone should experience the same as above, it is best to send a message to the VostokGames account on Soundcloud with your track linked to it. That's what I did and I received a reply quickly. Track was added and everything is fine.

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07.09.2014, 03:06

Is that their preferred method of delivery? Can I just email an admin with the song attached ? Or do they want to preview and hear it on a stream? They might hear a lower quality version of it through the stream. I'm just picky and weird sometimes I guess lol. I like to know I am delivering the song/mix to someone and letting them hear it in their possession.
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07.09.2014, 15:49

StalkerHunter24:Is that their preferred method of delivery? Can I just email an admin with the song attached ? Or do they want to preview and hear it on a stream? They might hear a lower quality version of it through the stream. I'm just picky and weird sometimes I guess lol. I like to know I am delivering the song/mix to someone and letting them hear it in their possession.

No, the prefered way is as described in the original posting:
Yava:Step 1. Upload the file to your account on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com), make sure the title contains "Survarium Music Contest" and the file description mentions the nomination you participate in as well as the project web-site link (for example, “”).

Step 2. Email the track link (URL) to with the letter title of “Survarium Music Contest”. Don’t forget to mention your full name as the music author.

However when I sent a simple mail to contest@survarium.com, my mail returned to sender. Therefore my solution is just a workaround for those who might experience the same as me.
So usually just upload the track to Soundcloud and then mail the URL to contest@survarium.com.

EDIT: Oh and yes, the song will not automatically be added to the playlist; someone from the team will audition the song first.
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15.09.2014, 01:07

I currently use the Sennheiser HD Pro 280 version of these headphones and they are amazing. I can guarantee that these are some great headphones that will deliver.
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23.09.2014, 21:04

Offer single Steams from the Maintheme was made of, would be nice. Or a list with singel Intruments, VST -Presets are used - and is what I expect (check all the tones of Remix Contest on the web).

What should i do now ? Download the track from soudcloud, cut few parts out of it and recompose/remix it?

Any advice is much appreciated!

I mean, what the hack ? They dont even make the file downloadable on soundcloud. Where i can download the
file to mess around?

Step 1. -> Soundcloud Musicfile ->Edit ->Enable download

I cant work under such conditions :)
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24.09.2014, 00:16

You're meant to make your own, not copy someone else's :P

The OP just means you can use the theme music for inspiration.
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24.09.2014, 00:31

Thank you for reply!

Have a nice day!
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27.09.2014, 22:55

I will make some dark ambient! :P
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29.09.2014, 22:55

Is there a limit to how many tracks you can submit?
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30.09.2014, 17:14

"We do not impose any limitations in terms of genre and style of your music, so as the track length and the number of submissions per person."

http://survarium.com/en/news/survarium-music-contest

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