I recently put together the cover art for a Chrono Trigger tribute album that was created for Elder-Geek.com‘s video series 25 Games for My Son. This was a fun project to be a part of as so much talent was involved in the creation of the album and the video itself. Chrono Trigger is one of those games that was extremely important and inspiring to me back when it was released in 1995. I filled whole sketch books copying Akira Toriyama’s art, not to mention my grade school notebooks that year were filled with Chrono Trigger scribbles. As a result, being able to work on this was also pretty special to me as well. For the piece I decided to go with arguably the most important scene of the entire game, when the actual Chrono Trigger itself comes into play. I have to admit, I listened to the entirety of the original Chrono Trigger OST when I was working on this and it really made me want to play through the game again.
In the video series itself, my good friend Randy writes about the 25 games that had the most meaning to him growing up, and offers anecdotes about what was going on in his life at the time he was playing through the featured game. You can watch the Chrono Trigger video below.
As for the album, a bunch of talented musicians got together and created cover tracks from their favorite Chrono Trigger tracks. I also listened to this album in its entirety while putting the artwork together and I thought it was great. You can grab the entire thing for 5 dollars over on Loudr, and can even bundle it with the Ocarina of Time album that was created for the previous 25 Games for My Son episode for 8 dollars (I did the art for that too).
I hope you like the art, the video, and the album!