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Sep. 10, 2013 10:30 am

8static Festival: Support the biggest chiptune festival in North America

8static raising $10,000 to put on the festival and the crew is more than halfway to its goal.

An 8static show.

(Photo by Ben Mason)

On the eve of its fifth birthday this October, PhilaMOCA‘s monthly chiptunes showcase 8static wants to throw the biggest chiptune festival in North America — right here in Philly at Rittenhouse Square’s First Unitarian Church. It’s raising $10,000 for the effort and the crew is more than halfway to its goal.

Support the festival by Sept. 30.

The festival is scheduled for Oct. 17-19, the same weekend as the Grassroots Game Conference.

If you’re unfamiliar with chiptunes, a style of music that’s known for using Gameboys as synthesizers, check out our Q&A with 8static cofounder Joey Mariano. Also watch an intro to chiptunes and 8static in 8static’s video below.

Organizations: 8static, Kickstarter
People: Joey Mariano
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