The line between video game influenced music and straight up video game music is becoming more and more blurry. This is no reason to complain though, because many of the VG inspired musicians I enjoy are the ones making video game music to inspire a new generation of VGM fans. Jesse Bishop does this very thing in composing the music for XBL indie game Aeternum. Fight evil armies with these chiptuned bullet hell instrumentals.
Got to mention that I love the musical cephalopod artwork. I wonder if this deep sea drummer is looking to join a band.