It’s always a fun and painful thing to see the reactions of a game you’ve been working on mostly as a close knit team without little say from fans/people on the outside. Last night we released the teaser trailer to Amnesia a Machine for Pigs and it seems to have been accepted really well which is great. Jessica Curry composed the music and I did the sound design and the mix (on a very tight deadline). Overall I think it came out okay but I had to heavily compress the audio to meet with youtube volume levels which isn’t so great. Anyway – here it is!
There has been some massive changes going on in my work recently, and today I am both excited and also a little sad to share the news. I am sad to announce that I will be leaving The Chinese Room in the current months, what has been one of the most exciting and dynamic work environments I have ever worked in. Dan Pinchbeck (creative director) has really challenged my views on conventional game design and audio in games to really look outside of the box do things I didn’t think were possible within our medium and to do things I didn’t think I could do. I will truly miss working for TCR. It is also with great excitement that I can announce that starting mid-September, I will be joining the audio team at DICE in Stockholm (creators of Battlefield 3 and Mirrors Edge) as a sound designer. I cannot wait to start learning from the team and also contribute towards the exciting projects as well.
This is Yoda. He is a 15 week old Pug puppy who loves nothing more than to sleep, play and generally do what puppies do. He snores like nobodies business and whines like an alien. It’s pretty funny. So as per usual I shoved a microphone in his face whilst he was asleep, whilst he was playing and whilst he was alone missing his owner. These make for great amazing creature sounds when pitched or processed or both! I have used a few of these in Amnesia a Machine for Pigs already. I am no longer hosting my sounds on my site. I am now using Freesound.org instead. Freesound is a great community of recordists sharing source material for others to use. I have turned to it many a time, and should not be overlooked by sound designers, unless you have an elitist attitude. The quality of a lot of the recordings on the site are great, I have used them many a time as layers within my work. The download is the same as always – a 96khz/24bit wav file for use in any work, with no strings attached, being it professional or amateur work. You can download Yoda’s…