Musician uses video games to create life's soundtrack | Soundtrack |
Growing up in Brownsville, Amanda Lepre got hooked on what are now considered classic "retro" video games like "Final Fantasy VI," "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" and an obscure Super Nintendo title called "ActRaiser."


The 28-year-old musician, who has lived in Austin since she was 19, was so inspired by the games, which had melodramatic plots and lush soundtracks (particularly the "Final Fantasy" series), that she began writing her own music based on scenes from games as well as classic literature and fantasy novels.