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Dreamscaper composing process...and a super hot Kickstarter!

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We’re only into day two of Dreamscaper’s Kickstarter and it’s 75% funded! I’ve been working on this for a year now so seeing the support and feedback this past couple of days has been amazing. I’ve dreamed of a soundtrack I could dump my heart into and this is definitely it. A demo has been released alongside the Kickstarter and it’s a very meaty one with two levels, bosses, tons of powerups and options, and lots of my music.

Speaking of: The latest update on the Kickstarter today is a deep dive into my musical process for the Dreamscaper soundtrack. It took us some time but we came up with a musical soundscape that rides a wavy line between dream and nightmare. In the feature I get into some of the musical approaches I took to get this kind of sound. Plenty of audio examples are included. I’d love it if you’d give it a read.

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Mid-summer update

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It’s hot, isn’t it? I wouldn’t know because I never go outside.

Hardcore Gamer interviewed me on my upcoming soundtrack for Sparklite. In it I kinda spill the beans on how the score is...well, it's definitely not a modern style score. You can see what I mean by that here.

And last week at San Diego Comic-Con I sat down with Shacknews to talk shop.

Finally, Helvetii, a beautiful hand-drawn 2D action game I’ve been working on for a couple of years just hit Kickstarter yesterday with an excellent start. I hope we can get this one going because I had the pleasure of working with Emi Evans (Nier series) on it. You can check it out and hear samples of my soundtrack here.

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Sparklite gets physical, gets a Signature Edition, includes my soundtrack!

Ah the soundtrack art is so cute!

Ah the soundtrack art is so cute!

I’m very happy to share that Sparklite, a beautiful roguelike adventure game by Red Blue Games, is getting a physical release this October on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. I’ve been having a blast writing a GameCube-style score for it this past year. And that score comes with the newly announced Sparklite Signature Edition. A copy of the game, a signature sleeve and box, a Nano Block figure, a numbered certificate, and a copy of my soundtrack will be included. Preorders go live this Friday at Signature Edition Games.

As for details on the soundtrack release, stay tuned!

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2019!

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2019!

Happy New Year!

For those that ask, I wanted to make a list of the things I could list that I’m currently working on, just wrapped on, or is pending release in the near future. A lot of stuff I’ve been writing music for is about done and will come out soon, so stay tuned.

It’s weird, and that’s mostly due to how games work — you don’t usually talk about what you’re working on until its done and out. And other times you can’t! But I’ve been writing lots of music!

So, here’s some of what I’ve got going on right now as far as games go. This list, of course, is missing a few things that I can’t talk about yet. But between those and all of these I promise you I’ve been working. More news later this year on these and more.

Click through to see the list!

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Theme Songs galore!

It just occurred to me how many theme songs I’ve written for various organizations and purposes. I thought I’d lay them out here to both share and for me to take tally and keep track of them.

For Nintendo, I had the pleasure of writing three theme songs. I composed the Nintendo Minute theme and jingle, the Nintendo Power podcast opening theme, and the Nintendo eShop The Download theme, which has become wildly popular on its own for some reason. All were an absolute honor and I still can’t get over how many millions of people hear these songs every month.

For game storefront and indie game publisher Humble Bundle I had the honor of composing their official jingle and boot logo. This song and its accompanying logo video can be found in the introduction of all the games they release! It was most recently used in the intro of the wonderful game Wandersong.

And I’ve done a lot of official theme songs for Podcasts out there. Here are some of my favorites:

And more are coming. Some very exciting ones, too! For now, enjoy this playlist of my best theme songs and I’ll update this post and the playlist as more are released.

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