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  • Blog Post: Composer Sarah Schachner On Assassin's Creed Unity's Soundtrack

    Sarah Schachner is a rapidly rising star in the soundtrack world thanks to her work on the Ubisoft franchises Assassin's Creed and Far Cry. We recently spoke with her about the soundtrack to the upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity. What's your background in music? Were you musical as a child... More
  • Blog Post: Game Music Spotlight: BioShock Infinite Composer Gary Schyman

    Gary Schyman is an accomplished composer both in and outside of the game industry. Recently, we got a chance to speak with Schyman on his musical education and background as well as his upcoming collaboration with Irrational Games on the BioShock Infinite soundtrack. Did you take to music early? When... More
  • Blog Post: The Worst (And Weirdest) Music In Gaming History

    If you're on this site, chances are you can hum a good amount of game music just off of memory. Hell, plenty of people who have never played a game in their life can instantly recognize the Mario theme. However, things aren't always as pleasant as exploring Zelda's overworld while listening... More
  • Blog Post: Sound Check: The Music of Deadly Premonition

    Deadly Premonition became a cult hit when it released on Xbox 360 in 2010, and PlayStation 3 owners soon get to see why with the upcoming director's cut . Though opinions are divided with regards to the quality of Deadly Premonition's gameplay, the music is one area that most players adore. While... More
  • Blog Post: Health’s Max Payne 3 Soundtrack Should Be A Model For The Future

    The soundtrack to Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 is one of my favorite albums of the year. Composed and performed by the New York art rock band Health, it’s eerie synthesizers and highly processed drums stand in contrast to the clichéd music we hear in most big-budget action games. I’ve... More
  • Blog Post: Dragon Age Composer Explains How To Elicit Emotions Via Music

    Award-winning composer Inon Zur started off his career composing for film and television with projects like Digimon and Power Rangers under his belt. Zur eventually made an unexpected move into the gaming industry and is now widely recognized for his work on Prince of Persia, EverQuest, Crysis, Fallout... More
  • Blog Post: Behind The Score: BioShock 2

    The unforgettable string-heavy score of the original BioShock was dark, eerie and violent, and at times emoted despair, sadness and fear. Any of these adjectives could easily be used to characterize the underwater dystopia itself. The hauntingly beautiful score composed by Garry Schyman won Best Original... More
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