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Sand Castle Prelude: Mr Kwang branches out into indie gaming

During my trip to Korea earlier this year I was introduced to Kim Jin-sung, better known to Korean indie music fans as Mr Kwang, probably the most accessible on-line store for Korean CDs. Mr Kim recently started a sideline in indie gaming, in collaboration with husband-and-wife team ArcShock.

The first release is a physics puzzle called Sand Castle: Prelude – available free for Windows machines. Even if you’re not a gamer yourself, try listening to the soundtrack to the game, performed and played by Moonyeom, half of the ArcShock team. The tracks are available at at “Yes. These songs are so good,” comments Mr Kwang pensively.

A demo of the game is available on YouTube…

… and you can download your free copy at

Here’s the official press release:

Free to download, great unique Indie Game music MP3s!
Physics Puzzle Freeware “Sand Castle – Prelude : The Faded Memories” released Soundtrack to download for free.

Seoul, South Korea – June 3rd. 2010 – Good chance to download 6 great guitar instrumental songs for Indie Game. Those songs were released through ( first, and later zipped & uploaded to Filefront (

[Sand Castle – Prelude : The Faded Memories] is Physics Puzzle game, with Hundreds of Sands dropping. Could remind of [Auditorium] from this game, but very different style. (Ray vs Sands) 15 stages – 6 great guitar songs featured, all free to download.

mrkwang (admin of Pig-Min Agency) recollects about these music. “I was surprised that moonyeom (Husband of Arcshock) is not only a good programmer, but also a good guitar based musician. Late of 2009, I heard his song for the first time when he showed me prototype of [Sand Castle]. It was intro of the game, when music appeared & disappeared. I got shocked, doubted if I listened wrong, and asked him to play that game intro once again. I wasn’t wrong. His music was so good! After that, he even made 4 more short part for trailer only, and made them full length songs within 1 day!”

mrkwang adds. “I had been selling Korean Indie Music CDs abroad around 10 years, kinda professional about them. His music is great, and reminds me of ‘500won project (’. It was another Internet hit classic, which I published demo 8 years ago, still people listens! Both shares something, truly indie / very lo-fi / roommade / guitar based instrumental. Just the different parts are, ‘500won project’ was early 21st. century music & moonyeom released music for his own game. Anyway I decided to release MP3s through, because music fans also have right to enjoy these great tunes!”

It’s made by Korean Indie Game team Arcshock, which are Husband & Wife team, truly Homemade.

This is Prelude / Preview of future release, which will be sold at reasonable price. And we’d appreciated any kind of feedback, including Review / Preview / Mention. We need data as many as possible to improve our future work.

More information (Screenshot / Youtube / Game download) :

PR contact : [email protected] (Pig-Min Agency)

About Arcshock :
Husband (moonyeom) & Wife (komagi) team in Korea, with over combined 20 years of Korean game development experience. Always wanted to make game, but Korean gaming scene is too online-based, so had hard time to make what then wanted. With Indie project Arcshock, their dream come true. Released 1st. game [Sand Castle – Prelude : The Faded Memories] at Apr 2010, around 2,000 downloads happened around 1 month.

About Pig-Min Agency :
Pig-Min was 4-years-old Indie Game blog webzine for Korean, and decided to support Korean Indie Games to go abroad from 1 year ago, under the name of Pig-Min Agency. [Sand castle – Prelude : The Faded Memories] is 2nd. work by them, and 1st. work was [Cut & Paste] by Turtle Cream.

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