Eightbit.me was launched a few weeks ago at SXSW and is becoming rapidly popular among fans of the 8bit culture.
Co-founded by Addison Kowalski, Amadeus Demarzi and Courtney Guertin, Eightbit.me allows you to create 8-bit style avatars for your Twitter profile and also add a funny twist to your Foursquare checkins.
The music played on the website and in the promotional video was made by Torley who heavily used Plogue’s chipsounds for this project. We wanted to learn a little more about his work. So we asked him a few questions:
MAX DELAND (PLOGUE):You said, Addison and Courtney contacted you after watching some of your chipsounds demos. What pleased them in your videos and how did they introduce their project to you?
TORLEY: “Our conversation was highly efficient and they are so nice, sharp guys. They simply told me they were “huge fans” — I presume it had something to do with my enthusiasm ;) — and introduced eightbit.me as a “fun website”. As we chatted further, more details emerged as to what this was going to be all about, and I’m convinced we all resonated on the same retro-wavelength, carrying similar nostalgic memories. As each screenshot was passed to me, I began to weave the sonic aspects of their world.”