Preorder The String Arcade album now for a 20% discount

TheStringArcade_Cover_Art_72There aren’t many places you can hear a string quartet arrangement of the Altered Beast title theme, but look no further than The String Quartet. This well-curated, professional string recording of some of gaming’s finest musical pieces (both new and old) was successfully Kickstarted in August, 2013, but in case you missed that you can preorder it right now for a 20% discount.

Designed as a way to inspire young musicians by helping make a connection between video game music and “classical” instruments (such as violin, viola, and cello), 100% of the proceeds from this release also go the the Alameda Music Project. This tuition-free, K-5 after school music program which focuses on strings, percussion, and chorus.

Head on over to iTunes and preorder a digital copy, or check out Bandcamp for a physical CD preorder, both at a 20% discount until Feb. 11 when it goes on sale for its regular price.

The full list of games with music featured are:

  • Plants Vs. Zombies
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • FTL
  • Portal 2
  • Pettington Park
  • Altered Beast
  • Ravenshire Castle
  • Scurvy Scallywags
  • Minecraft
  • Outlaws
  • TRON Arcade
  • graBLOX
  • Galaga
  • Secret of Monkey Island 2
  • The Legend of Zelda

Stay tuned for a review closer to Feb. 11, the day of the album’s release.



About Tyler Cameron

Tyler is a longtime gamer and videogame music fanatic who grew up in the suburbs of Detroit. Now living the dream in the land of dairy (Milwaukee) he has taken to showing the world just why videogame music is so darn great. A diehard Red Wings fan, cat lover and cereal connoisseur, his passion and enthusiasm knows no bounds.