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Under The Half Dome: An Album by Sierra Composer, Ken Allen

A project in San Francisco, CA by Ken Allen

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If you played PC games 2 decades ago, there's a chance I created its music. I'm making a new album based on some of that music & more.
Backers: 575
Average Pledge Per Backer: $37

Funded: $21,090 of $10,000
Dates: Jan 22nd -> Feb 21st (30 days)
Project By: Ken Allen
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Latest News

Progress Report #1 - March 2013

March 29th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Backer Badge Now Available

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Where To Send Your Art and Liner Notes

February 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
In Update #5 I announced an invitation for backers who were also artists to submit original art for this album's CD booklet. In addition, for those of you who pledged at the $100 tier or higher, you are now invited to submit your liner notes. Where... (Read More)

$25k Stretch Goal. My Gift To You

February 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Dearest Backers You believed in me in the first 48 hours when we reached my original funding goal.  Then by hour 200, we hit 150%. But to cross the finish line at 210%, I feel like Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting where he asks "How do you like THEM... (Read More)

Final Push - Tell Two Friends

February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Final CountdownOK Backers. The final 72 hours are here. Thank you for being so awesome in pledging to this project. But now you can be even more awesome!  How?  Spread the word one last time! Copy and Paste To Just Two More FriendsTell just two... (Read More)

Dance Video Footage Deadline Extended to Feb 21

February 17th - via: kickstarter.com
After receiving several private requests, the deadline for submitting dancer footage as announced in Update 16 has been extended to Feb 21, the last day of this Kickstarter campaign.  Thanks to all of you who are participating and to those who've... (Read More)

Announcing Track Listing for Under The Half Dome

February 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Here are the tracks I have committed to including on Under The Half Dome, in no particular order. Track Listing1. Toccata in G minor and 2 Part Invention in C major - Opening organ piece from The Colonel's Bequest played in the style of E. Power... (Read More)

Sheet Music added to vinyl record Reward Tier ($125)

February 11th - via: kickstarter.com
This is perhaps the most requested backer reward to date; sheet music for selected tracks on the album. So today I've decided to give you what you want. 5 Pieces of Sheet Music for Piano and Voice, AutographedHere are the 5 songs from the album,... (Read More)

Just For My Good Looking And Intelligent Kickstarter Backers

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Littering the streets with my insane dance skills!  (Read More)

King's Quest Composer Ken Allen Puts Vintage Game Music to Orchestra Using Kickstarter

February 5th - via: reuters.com
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- After more than a decade since Ken Allen made the transition from gamecomposer to game producer, today he announced his latest project, analbum based on his (Read More)

10 of the Most Clever Kickstarter Rewards

January 23rd - via: forbes.com
Kickstarter has been helping self-starters get self-started since 2009 by giving them a place to earn their seed money. One of the ways these future moguls entice people to back their work is to offer rewards: If you donate a certain amount of money, you will receive something in return; the larger your check, the larger your reward. And after four years, some Kickstarter rewards are just as clever—if not more so—than the project that the creators are trying to fund. (Read More)

King's Quest composer Kickstarts new album of classic Sierra songs

January 22nd - via: digitaltrends.com
Ken Allen's songs were burned into players' minds back in the early '90s through classic Sierra adventure game series Space Quest and King's Quest. The composer is now raising funds for a new album of those songs. (Read More)

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