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  • History of Café Chip Jams

    Hello, everybody! This month is huge for the Café, as December is where we've chosen to host the aptly named Decemberfest, our third Music Competition! This is our biggest Chip Jam yet, eclipsing our previous two projects in both expected participation and events being held. If you want more information on Decemberfest, check here for rules and how to submit. To commemorate this special occasion here on the blog, I thought I'd walk through a few of our previous contests and collaborations to help you get a better idea of how we got to where we are today. This includes a few contests that we h…

  • Harieiv Teases Her Debut Album

    One of my favorite tracks from the last Chip Jam was a song titled"Final Chaos." It had this dark, atmospheric feel to it that really encapsulated the theme of the Jam, which was "Out of Time." It was just one of those songs that just managed to paint a picture in your head with how thematic it was. That song was composed by competition veteran Harieiv, who I recently had the chance to interview about her upcoming projects. Harieiv is a unique artist in our community, known for her atmospheric, smooth style of music. She composes the brunt of it in BeepBox (and its modded variants), but also…

  • An Interview with MiniMacro Sound

    So far, we’ve hosted two Chip Jams here at the Chiptune Café, with most of the entrants from the first Chip Jam returning to compete in the second. In fact, there were only two newcomers competing in Out of Time, and one of them was a server veteran, so “newcomer” can hardly be used to describe them. However, the other new guy, a man by the name of MiniMacro Sound, was different. He was new to the server, having joined to participate in the 2nd Chip Jam, and it wasn’t long before he had his entry, “C7 - Outta Time” submitted. It was a smooth, energetic Famitracker song that had this, sort of,…

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