I've been fascinated by music in video games since an early age. As a child, I would often record my favorite tracks using a tape recorder held to a TV speaker so I could listen to them whenever I wanted. I would also remix and rearrange the music in my head for fun.
I started making music of my own in 2005 when I discovered MIDI. I started by transcribing my favorite tunes from games by ear, then moved on to trying my hand at writing my own music from scratch. From there, this interest became a hobby, then a passion.
Today, I continue to find great joy in composing. I've always dreamt of writing music for use in actual games, and to be doing so now is an incredible experience - one that I hope will continue throughout my career.
A small sampling of music that I've written.
"Up 'N Over"
A bluegrass tune set to appear in my upcoming game for Android, Colton's Runaway Rails. This track is heard during the game's Endless Mode, as the player controls a minecart careening down a randomly-generated, roller-coaster-like track filled with gaps, obstacles, and other hazards.
Theme for a stage in a conceptual 3D platformer, set in and around a towering medieval castle and the surrounding village, all of which are heavily augmented with clockwork components which provide electricity and other modern amenities.
"A Light in the Dark"
Creeping strings and percussion for a hypothetical setting of a dark, icy building in a blizzard, with the player led only by a mysterious light that always seems to be hiding just around the next corner.
"Rust Rock Ridge"
A bouncy track meant to invoke images of a sunny, dry forest atop a towering cliff in the peak of summer.
Bits and pieces that haven't yet evolved into complete compositions, but which I still feel merit sharing. I'm always jotting down any ideas that pop into my head, and will often go back to them to flesh them out further when inspiration strikes, even years later.
A chiptune piece inspired by a number of Game Boy Color games (hence the title). While it definitely feels more "complete" than most of my snippets, I've never quite felt that it was truly complete for whatever reason.
Just a simple little loop-able guitar tune that I haven't yet expanded into a full track.