Atari announces Yars Rising soundtrack remix competition

Atari has announced that they will be holding a “Yars Rising Remix Competition” in collaboration with the ICON Collective Music Production School. This contest challenges aspiring musicians to remix the soundtrack of Yars Rising in order to win various prizes, including having their remix featured in the final game. Full details on entering the contest can be found in the press release below:

Atari Announces Yars Rising Remix Competition in Partnership with ICON Collective Music Production School

Submit Your Yars Rising Remix For A Chance To Win Exclusive Prizes

New York, NY (June 21, 2024) Atari — one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands and interactive entertainment producers — and ICON Collective, the leading music production school in Los Angeles, announced today the Yars Rising Remix Competition for Atari and WayForward’s upcoming title, Yars Rising, a sci-fi Metroidvania take on one of Atari’s richest classic titles.

The Yars Rising Remix Competition is designed for music producers, DJs, and anyone passionate about video game music. The challenge is for amateur and professional producers to take music from the upcoming Yars Rising soundtrack and put their own unique spin on it. Whether it’s chiptune, EDM, hip-hop, trance, or any other genre, Atari and ICON want to hear your creations! This unique competition invites music producers from around the globe to reimagine a track from the game’s electrifying soundtrack, offering a rare opportunity to showcase their creativity and join the ranks of music’s fearless innovators.

Enter the Yars Rising Remix Competition here:

The competition begins today, June 21, 2024, and submissions are open until July 12. Finalists will be selected and announced the week of July 15. The submission must be an original work and must utilize the song “Disconnection” by Moe Shop feat. YUCe from the Yars Rising soundtrack. Any evidence of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification. The competition submission link is available at with more details. Winners will be selected on creativity, originality, production quality, and cohesion, so participants should bring their A-game!

“I felt very honored being approached by WayForward to write music for Yars Rising. I’ve been a fan since Mighty Switch Force 1 & 2, and a big appeal for me was the music featured in these games (produced by Jake Kaufman). As a fan, I tried my best recreating the excitement I felt from these soundtracks for Yars Rising in my own style. I really connected with the universe and the art direction, and for this song, I knew exactly what I wanted to go for sonically with YUC’e.” – Moe Shop


What Do You Get If You Win?

  • First Place: The grand prize winner will be featured in the Yars Rising Original Soundtrack alongside dozens of other artists. Additional first place prizes include recognition on Atari and ICON social media channels, a Yars Rising physical care package (including a game code for the platform of their choice), and one month of weekly mentor sessions with an elite ICON Instructor.
  • Second Place: The second place winner will receive special recognition on Atari and ICON social media channels, a Yars Rising care package, and one ticket to ICON Rising Training Camp (Fall ’24) in Los Angeles, plus an ICON swag pack.
  • Third Place: The third place winner will receive special recognition on Atari and ICON social media channels, a Yars Rising game key on the platform of their choice, and one ticket to ICON Rising Training Camp (Fall ’24) in Los Angeles.

Wishlist Yars Rising on all platforms now, and don’t miss your chance to pre-order physical edition copies with your local retailer. The game comes to Windows PC via Steam and Epic Games, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Series X|S, and PlayStation 4 & 5 on September 10, 2024.


About ICON Collective

ICON Collective is a premier music production school based in Los Angeles, dedicated to empowering artists and producers to unlock their creative potential. With cutting-edge courses and one-on-one mentorship, ICON Collective is committed to fostering the next generation of music innovators.

About Atari

Atari is an interactive entertainment company and an iconic gaming industry brand that transcends generations and audiences. The company is globally recognized for its multi-platform, interactive entertainment, and licensed products. Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 unique games and franchises, including world-renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. The Atari family of brands includes game developers Digital Eclipse and Nightdive Studios, the publishing label Infogrames, and the community-based sites AtariAge and MobyGames. Atari has offices in New York and Paris. Visit us online at

Atari shares are listed in France on Euronext Growth Paris (ISIN Code FR0010478248, Ticker ALATA) and OTC Pink Current (Ticker PONGF).

©2024 Atari Interactive, Inc. Atari wordmark and logo are trademarks owned by Atari Interactive, Inc.


Something to note: despite the wording of the press release only mentioning the winner having a place in the Yars Rising Original Soundtrack, I was told by a PR representative that the winning remix will be featured in the game proper. I have reached out to clarify the situation and will update this story if necessary. UPDATE: The PR correspondent has confirmed that the winner of the contest will have their remix featured in the Yars Rising game.

Yars Rising releases on September 10, 2024. We previously spoke with the director of the game, James Montagna, in a lengthy interview all about the game and its development. Stay tuned to GamingTrend for future coverage of Yars Rising.

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