Bass music duo Koven to produce a track for the winning game.

Following its debut in 2019, the Jägermeister Track and Build initiative makes its return this year with a new competition.

The German liqueur brand is once again seeking an independent game that’s set for release in 2020. The winning entry will have a game track produced for it by bass music duo Koven.

“We’re really excited to be bringing back Track and Build for 2020,” said Tom Carson, Music Manager at Jägermeister.

“At Jägermeister we have a strong history of supporting emerging talent within the music industry and we want to do the same across the games industry,” he said. “The first Track and Build initiative proved that we can bring the worlds of music and games closer together – we look forward to doing it again in 2020.”

Independent game studios can enter the competition free of charge. Submissions including a game overview, demo trailer, and other assets can be emailed to entries@jagermeister.co.uk.

The submission period ends on 17th February when the shortlist of games will also be announced. The winning studio will be revealed in early March.

Koven comprises producer Max Rowat and Katie Boyle; the pair won the ‘Best E.P.’ category at Bass Music Awards 2015 with their four-track release Sometimes We Are. More recently, Koven got nominated at the Drum&BassArena Awards 2019 in the ‘Best Vocalist’ category.

The duo are no strangers to video game music, having produced tracks for the Rocket League x Monstercat compilation albums as well as a remix of “Be Here Now” by Hybrid for the Driveclub soundtrack.

Last year for the inaugural Track and Build, music-themed arcade-style shooter Beat Hazard 2 – developed by Cold Beam Games – won the competition and had the track “You Know” composed by electronic artist ROY (also known as Roy Levy) and produced and mastered by Koven for the game.

“We have a fondness for the video games scene and we’re delighted to be working with Jägermeister again for the next instalment of the Track and Build initiative,” said Koven via a press release. “We’re looking forward to seeing the great games submitted – and to working with the winning team!”

For more information on the Track and Build initiative, head over to https://www.trackandbuild.io/.