Game Front as a great 1 on 1 interview with Fez Composer Rich Vreeland. Learn more about Rich’s game music background and the use of FamiTracker to create a memorable score for Fez.

For the uninitiated, the chiptunes genre often gets thrown into the “nostalgic but silly” category of music somewhere alongside ‘Weird’ Al and Rappin’ Duke. That’s unfortunate, but occasionally, something comes along to remind people that real art is being created by people who just happen to love the sound of classic video games. In 2012, it wasn’t a indie icon like Canada’s Crystal Castles, but a California-based graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music named Rich Vreeland, who managed to do the seeming impossible: create a blippy, chiptune masterpiece with actual crossover appeal.