VIDEO GAMES LIVE: LEVEL 3! Game Composers of the World UNITE

A project in San Juan Capistrano, CA by Tommy Tallarico

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The 3rd album from the award-winning multimedia symphonic/rock decade long world touring video game concert event... Video Games Live!
Backers: 5679
Average Pledge Per Backer: $50

Funded: $285,081 of $250,000
Dates: Aug 14th -> Sep 13th (30 days)
Project By: Tommy Tallarico
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Latest News

Video Games Live creator teams with trance musician BT for new symphonic concert

November 10th - via:
The man who popularized video game concerts is teaming up with the man who helped popularized electronic dance music to create something new. (Read More)

Tommy Tallarico Brings Video Games Live To Kickstarter For Level 3

November 14th - via:
In 2005, Tommy Tallarico forever changed the way aficionados hear the games they play. The very first Video Games Live concert was performed at the Hollywood Bowl, and since then, audiences numbering in the hundreds of thousands have been treated to the rock show-meets-symphony experience. (Read More)

The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past - Prima Games

September 13th - via:
Video Games Live is ready to step into a bigger spotlight. The orchestrated video game tour accomplished its largest goal to date when its Level 3 Kickstarter campaign came to a close, surpassing its $250,000 initiative. With the goal met, the team, led by creator and video game composer Tommy Tallarico, can move forward with the new album, which will be recorded in studio with a 72-piece orchestra, a 60-person choir and a rock band. A movie is being planned as well. (Read More)


September 12th - via:
In the immortal words written for Portal by Jonathan Coulton... "This was a triumph!... I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS! It's hard to overstate my satisfaction!" I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a bit emotional yesterday when we finally... (Read More)

Video Games Live successfully funded on Kickstarter

September 12th - via:
Video Games Live receives more than $250,000 in pledges with 28 hours to go. (Read More)

Video Games Live: Level 3 album funded on Kickstarter

September 12th - via:
In a press release sent to VG247 today, Video Games Live confirmed that at the time of writing, the Kickstarter campaign has raised $257,006 of its $250,000 goal with 28 hours left. (Read More)

Video Games Live: Level 3 rocks its goal on Kickstarter

September 12th - via:
The Kickstarter campaign to fund the third studio album for Tommy Tallarico's Video Games Live is a success. The pledge drive has surpassed its goal of $250,000 today, within its final 24 hours of the pledge drive. (Read More)


September 11th - via:
We're about to hit our goal!! KICKSTARTER ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!!! Come join the live celebration! Tommy  (Read More)


September 11th - via:
WOW!!  We're gonna do it!!!!What a rally!!!  It looks like the underdog is going to prevail!!  The numbers and stats said it couldn't be done.  But we all worked together as a team to make this happen!!  We can all take great pride in knowing... (Read More)

This Super Mario World orchestral arrangement is glorious

September 11th - via:
Video Games Live is making a final push for its Kickstarter campaign, unveiling a fantastic arrangement from Super Mario World (which you can hear below) that it hopes to take to Nintendo and get on the upcoming Video Games Live: LEVEL 3 album if it's successfully funded. The campaign, which only has three days remaining, still needs to raise a bit over $40,000 at the time of writing this post. (Read More)

Blizzard Entertainment ON BOARD with EXCLUSIVE Warcraft & Diablo Arrangements!!!

September 10th - via:
Hi Everyone!, Less than 3 days to go!  We've come a LONG way and we're almost there.  We're currently at 87% of the goal and today will be our most critical day so far on our journey.  Depending on what happens today will dictate the steepness of... (Read More)

Video Games Live Kickstarter project heads to the finish line

September 10th - via:
It's going to be a photo finish for the Video Games Live's Level 3 project on Kickstarter, which is in its final days with nearly $30,000 to raise to meet its goal. If you're not familiar with Video Games Live, it's a group headed by Tommy Tallarico that tours the country playing live orchestral arrangements of video game music -- and the group has frequently graced the BlizzCon stage. (Read More)


September 9th - via:
We're now less than 4 days away from the end of the project and I wanted to share this very special arrangement with everyone that we've been working on for a very long time.A lot of people always ask me what my favorite video game of ALL TIME is...... (Read More)

6 Hours on Reddit and STILL GOING! On the FRONT PAGE & #4 on KickTraq

September 9th - via:
Been answering questions on Reddit for over 6 hours and still going with no signs of slowing or catching up!We even made the FRONT PAGE of Reddit!!  Currently at #8 as of this writing (  we've been moving up the charts... (Read More)

Video Games Live: Level 3 album Kickstarter adds five new games to track-list

September 9th - via:
Video Games Live is still fund-raising for its new album ‘Level 3 ‘, and the group has just unveiled five new games that will be fleshing out the collection. (Read More)


September 8th - via:
Hi Everyone!,Just got home from promoting the Kickstarter the past 3 days at the Salt Lake Comic Con. They are saying that there were over 50,000 people there including everyone from Stan Lee to William Shatner!  I did 2 panels, 3 meet-ups, tons of... (Read More)

Shadow of the Colossus and Beyond Good & Evil CONFIRMED!

September 6th - via:
Hi!, I'm proud to announce that both Shadow of the Colossus AND Beyond Good & Evil will be a part of the VIDEO GAMES LIVE - LEVEL 3 project!! Both arrangements are completely exclusive to Video Games Live and this will be the first and only... (Read More)

Announcing JOURNEY! Never before recorded arrangement! AND Journey Piano album!!

September 6th - via:
Hi Everyone!, I'm happy to announce that the award-winning (and Grammy nominated!) music from the game "Journey" is now officially confirmed for Video Games Live - Level 3!!  Mega talented composer Austin Wintory has been a great friend of Video... (Read More)

Announcing SKYRIM!!

September 4th - via:
"The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" music composed by Jeremy Soule is now a CONFIRMED track on the Video Games Live - Level 3 album!Check out the official first ever WORLD PREMIERE of this music from our E3 2012 show with nearly 200 people on stage... (Read More)

Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)!

September 4th - via:
UPDATE!!!  SORRY EVERYONE!!  I didn't realize how REDDIT worked and made the link active immediately when it was supposed to be for a later time (this Sunday).  I told you I was a Reddit Noob!  :)    I had to DELETE the link and will repost it... (Read More)

Street Fighter II Music!!

September 2nd - via:
Hi Everyone!, Been working like crazy at PAX all weekend... still here today finishing up some game audio panels as well as doing a ton of interviews about the Kickstarter.  I think I've done a total of around 20 so far!I wanted to announce that the... (Read More)


August 29th - via:
Hi Everyone!, As we pass the halfway point we finally put together 3 new ALL DIGITAL LEVELS at the request of many e-mails, messages and comments.  A lot of friends, fans and followers from outside the U.S. asked if would could do this and of course... (Read More)

Symphony Orchestra + Video Games = Win!

Welcome back to another Kickstarter Conversation! I am pleased to be joined by Tommy Tallarico who is here to share his exciting Kickstarter project Video Games Live: Level 3. (Read More)

1st song announced.... MONKEY ISLAND!!

August 26th - via:
Hi Everyone!,LucasArts R.I.P.?!?  NOT SO FAST!!  We want to help keep the spirit alive! A LOT of people have been asking to PLEASE include Monkey Island on the album and we're happy to announce today that Monkey Island will in fact be a part of... (Read More)

VGL Meet-Up's in Seattle, Salt Lake & Toronto!! We need YOUR help!

August 23rd - via:
Hi Everyone!, I thought it would be really cool to have a VGL Kickstarter Meet-Up in some of the places we'll be over the next few weeks!1.)  Is anyone here going to PAX in Seattle?  I'll be there doing a few panels, making some guest appearances... (Read More)

Rewards video!

August 21st - via:
Hi Everyone!, Here is our epically long Rewards video that details all of the different rewards and tiers we are offering.We also created a bunch of Tier Graphics which you can view in the project description. A text grid will also be coming soon!... (Read More)

VGL's Kickstarter: Third Album, Concert Motion Picture Wanted!

August 19th - via:
Video Games Live helps prove that that gaming has fantastic artistic merits. But if you want to hear their third album, it's time to ante up and give 'em a boost. VGL has launched a Kickstarter campaign that will hopefully result in "Level 3," the group's third great album. (Read More)

Video Games Live tunes in to Kickstarter to fund third album

August 18th - via:
Video Games Live is a bit of a beast to describe. It's a concert, stage show and game demonstration all wrapped into one multimedia event where artists mix rock and symphony instruments as they play your favorite game tunes along to synchronized footage and on-stage acting. Think someone dressed up as a soldier from the Metal Gear Solid series searching across the stage while an orchestra plays the alert theme from the games while a video of gameplay from Metal Gear Solid projects behind them, and you have an idea of what to expect. (Read More)

NintendoFuse Podcast #93: Interview with Tommy Tallarico!

August 17th - via:
Join us for an interview with video game music composer Tommy Tallarico as he discusses his new Video Games Live Kickstarter campaign and more! (Read More)

Video Games Live Creator Talks Kickstarter

August 16th - via:
Video Games Live creator Tommy Tallarico discusses past expenses and why he turned to Kickstarter. (Read More)

Kickstarter Spotlight - Projects You Should Pay Attention To 8/16

August 16th - via:
Three new projects and one update comprise this weeks' Kickstarter Spotlight article. Selections range from JRPGs, Platformers, Metroidvania, to Symphony? (Read More)

Video Games Live: Level 3 Brings The Symphonic Sounds of Video Games Music To The Masses Through Kickstarter Project

August 15th - via:
Video Games Live™, the first and most successful video game touring concert in the world, today announced its Kickstarter campaign to fund the production and release of their upcoming album - Video Games Live: Level 3. Video Games Live: Level 3 will contain a track list of music from award-winning video games created by the original composers from celebrated franchises. (Read More)

Tommy Tallarico Talks Video Games Live: Level 3 [Interview]

August 15th - via:
As most of us know, there are a great many elements in a video game that make it become the amazing experience that it usually is. Of course the graphics and gameplay are usually the first things that people notice and take into account, though other things such as the art direction, design philosophy, and underlying technical merits (A.I., sound design) are also huge things that can make or break a game. (Read More)

Video Games Live Level 3 en financement participatif

August 15th - via:
Voici un autre projet Kickstarter fort intéressant. Bien que "moins" lié au jeu d'aventure. Il s'agit du projet de la réalisation du troisième CD Video Games Live d'où le Level 3, mais qui devrait être un CD fort intéressant car prenant des musiques moins habituelles. On notera par ailleurs la présence possible de Monkey Island dans ces titres, et bien d'autres. Le projet est très bien défini avec un buget bien ficelé, et des récompenses nombreuses et intéressante dès les premiers niveau de financement. L'objectif à atteindre est de 250 000$. (Read More)

Video Games Live launches Kickstarter for third album

August 15th - via:
The decade-long video game music tour is turning to crowdfunding for its third album, Level Three, and second Blu-Ray/DVD movie. (Read More)

Video Games Live Kickstarter Day One!

August 14th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Video Games Live concert series is crowdfunding a third albu

August 14th - via:
Symphonic game-music concert series Video Games Live launched a Kickstarter project this morning to fund a third album of live music. (Read More)

Video Games Live Kickstarts Level 3

August 14th - via:
Video Games Live, the videogame concert series that tours around the world, has launched a Kickstarter to fund the production of a new album. (Read More)

Video Games Live launches Kickstarter for newest album (update)

August 14th - via:
The popular Video Games Live concert series will launch a Kickstarter campaign to The popular Video Games Live concert series will launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund the latest album connected to the shows, Video Games Live: Level 3, the concerts' creator Tommy Tallarico announced this morning. (Read More)

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