Music for Games

16 Bit Music for Indie Games

16 Bit Music for Indie Games

Handpicked Royalty Free 16 Bit Music for Games


16 bit music, is a very wide subgenre of the so-called chiptune music genre. It’s very popular in the indie game development scene, as it represents a perfect fit for those video games developed with a retro-looking aesthetics, using pixel art assets and old school style illustrations. So, for those who need exciting background 16 bit music for their retro games and, they can find plenty of chiptunes in this music website.

If you are a game developer looking for a place to download the best 16 Bit music for indie games, PlayOnLoop could be a great resource for you, because we have built a big library of chiptunes in our site – our 16 bit music category. You can find and download the best music for any genre of game, from platformers to racing games, or from RPGs to shooters. Our collection of 16 bit royalty free music for games, is also ideal for video game trailers, intros and endings, cutscenes, animation, and other game-related media.

We are very passionate about making 16 bit chiptune music and we have produced a lot of over the years. Our 16 bit background music loops have been produced with two different types of techniques: FM synthesis and sample-based synthesis. We tried to match the same style that you could hear on games in the arcades, or consoles from the 80s and 90s such as Super Nintendo aka SNES, Sega Mega Drive aka Genesis (using FM), MSX computers, Amiga, and Neo Geo. You won’t find mixed genres (for example 16 bit sounds mixed with modern EDM music) in our collection. We really want to have a genuine retro game sound for our music!

So, begin browsing our catalog and download true 16 bit music for indie games which will perfectly suit your old school game and raise the quality of your product. Check out our royalty free 16 bit music, here are some handpicked tunes you might like:

16 Bit Chiptune Music for Games
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Twin Turbo

Retro Music for Racing Games

Fast and energic action or racing game chiptune with sampled guitar and retro synths.

16 Bit Chiptune Music for Games
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Gold Gryphons

Arcade Video Game Chip Music

An upbeat, heroic, energetic and fantasy video game tune. This glorious background music loop features a variety of sounds, catchy melodic lines, fast groove and an overall heroic feel. This kind of music is ideal for use in fantasy and adventure games, action RPGs, battle scenes and other ingame situations.

16 Bit Chiptune Music for Games
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Ocean Floor

Calm Ambient Game Music

A sweet and warm video game tune which evokes the blue and deep waters of the ocean. Woodwind like sounds and tropical percussive samples take the melody and are accompanied by harp arpeggios. A groovy background beat gives the whole song a nice and upbeat rythm. Perfect as background music loop for any video game, from platformers to RPGs and adventure games set in a fantasy water world.

FM Chiptune Music for Games
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Icy Town

Happy 16 Bit Retro Game Music

Jazzy, bouncy and playful retro game style music. Funky groove and nice melodies make this tune ideal for platformers, puzzle games and other casual videogames.

FM Chiptune Music for Games
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Cookie Island

Happy Retro Platformer Music

Uplifting melodies, funk groove with a playful and bouncy feel, makes this loop an ideal background tune for platformers, puzzle games and other retro videogames.

FM Chiptune Music for Games
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Reckless Getaway

Shooter Retro Game Music

Edgy, futuristic, energetic and melodic theme at the same time, good for retro videogames such as sci-tech, space, shooter, racing, arcade games.

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