Last year during the Tokyo Game Show, composer and graphic artist Baiyon of PixelJunk Eden and art director Dan Paladin of Castle Crashers met for a brief discussion of their artistic influences. As it turned out, they had a mutual fascination with the Kunio-kun series, best known for the super deformed characters in River City Ransom and Super Dodge Ball.

In this excerpt from the DVD I'm currently funding through Kickstarter, titled Independent Videogame Music in Context, the game creators meet again at TGS. They find themselves in the similar circumstance of being far along into production of an ambitious, experimental title. PixelJunk Lifelike and Battleblock Theater have yet to confirm release windows, but here we get an early indication of what to expect.