Video Game Music

Tom Salta has decades of experience composing music for video games, including Killer Instinct Season 3, Halo The Fall of ReachTom Clancy's Ghost Recon and dozens of other scores. Recently he embarked on a new project to share the expertise he's gained over the years with his Masterclass series of courses that explore the challenges of writing music for games. He says it's his way of giving back  and helping aspiring game composers.

Riot Games

League of Legends Wild Rift brings the excitement of Riot Games' long-running Multi Player Online Battle Arena to mobile platforms. The game feels huge though, and composer Bendon Williams supported that big  scale with his epic soundtrack.

Brendon says his mission with the soundtrack was to incorporate the beloved themes players of League of Legends have come to know over the years, while taking them somewhere new as well.

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Gareth Coker had the oppportunity to explore authentic music from China's Qin Dynasty in his soundtrack for Immortals Fenyx Rising: Myths of the Eastern Realms, inspired by ancient Chinese myths. Gareth says having the help of the amazing team at Ubisoft Chengdu in China was key to using the correct instruments from the period 221-207 BC.

bungie.net

Marty O'Donnell and his creative partner, Mike Salvatori, had a successful commercial music studio in Chicago in the 1990s. A series of unlikely coincidences led to Marty's discovery of the fledgling Bungie game studio, which was also in Chicago at the time.

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Little Hope is the latest chapter in The Dark Pictures Anthology, created by Super Massive Games.  There have been disturbing events in the small Massachusetts town of Little Hope ever since the 17th Century, and the latest people to experience them are college students and their professor who are stranded there when their bus crashes.  Jason Graves says the time-span of the game and its story origins in early New England guided his choice of a hammered dulcimer and hurdy-gurdy to provide the backbone of his soundtrack.

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