Roommates, the hilarious hit dating sim from Winter Wolves Games is featured in the Humble Bundle: For Lovers (of games) this week! It was wonderful to compose and perform the rockin’ soundtrack for this project and I’m overjoyed to see it continue to find an audience!read more
Seasons Of The Wolf, the new RPG from Winter Wolves is now available on Steam! Really proud of the theme song for this one.read more
In the tradition of last year’s post mortem analysis, I decided to make another piece focusing on business highs and lows from the last year in review. This year was most significant for me in terms of big personal life changes rather than anything world-shattering that happened with music, but in some ways they are related. I could only think of 3 this time, so here goes…
Good #3: Getting paid to produce an animation (instead of paying to do it)
After producing 5 animated music videos paying out of pocket, I was paid to produce an animated commercial for a technology company. I was responsible for managing the animator, voice talent, as well as handling all the audio needs and keeping everything on schedule. The budget was high (by my indie standards) but the piece was done at a whirlwind pace. Overall it was an enjoyable learning experience in terms of seeing whether it could be done and working with a large company. I hope to do more work for commercial / advertisement based projects in the future.
Bad #3: Boston video game industry faltering
From living in Boston through the last decade, it was really exciting to be there when the video game industry was flourishing through the successes of companies like Harmonix and Irrational Games. Unfortunately 2014 marked the shuttering of Irrational and other Boston companies also experiencing layoffs and financial woes. It seems like after 38 Studios closed less people are taking Boston seriously as a game development hub. That’s not to say that there aren’t some recent successes coming out of Boston, but overall opportunity there seems to be on the wane.read more