July 20, 2017


The Ongaku is a resource for videogame music news and information, founded on March 20, 2008.

The website's multimedia projects include game-inspired music albums, created in collaboration with independent developers and chip music artists, as well as Blu-ray discs documenting game-inspired music performance in the United States and Japan.


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The site contributes oversight on independently produced arrange albums of game soundtracks, which are currently free to stream in full and download in the listener's file format of choice through Bandcamp. The Ongaku's projects include: IWADON: Hiroyuki Iwatsuki Tribute Album, published by Game Music 4 All. Hydorah Arranged Tracks, published by Locomalito. Splatterhouse: Butchered by Various Artists, published by Howard Drossin. Rokko Chan Soundtracks, published by King Soukutu. Blu-Ray documentaries include the FAMI-MODE Blu-ray in collaboration with METEOR and the Mega Ran Japan Tour.


The site is developed on the Ruby on Rails open source web application framework.


Translation between English and Spanish is contributed by Maria Carrandi.


The site receives legal counsel from David Gulbransen, a Chicago area attorney with practice areas in information technology law, intellectual property law, and business law.


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