- I’m now on the advisory board for the Games & Playable Media master’s degree program at UC Santa Cruz!
- I have experience in speaking at conventions and universities. If you’d like for me to speak at your school or organization about game music or careers in games, let me know. My email is below.
- Follow me on Twitter (@benprunty) or my Facebook page for the most up-to-date info on my projects.
I’m Ben. I arrange sound into pleasing patterns for a living. I tried working at regular jobs, but I’m so bad at it that when an employer reads my resume, the company he’s working for immediately goes out of business. Here are some jobs I’ve held in the last ten years or so: cleaning toilets, managing a GameStop, diagnosing and ripping apart about five thousand computers at Google (not an exaggeration), unpacking shipping crates at 4AM, and helping volunteers record audio books for dyslexics.
Throughout all this time I was making music constantly and slowly working my way into the game development community. Then I made the music for FTL and now I don’t need to keep a day job and employers no longer have to suffer.
The only thing you really need to know about me is that I’ve beaten God Hand. This act required a superhuman level of insanity and masochism. I suffered approximately 40 heart attacks and still get post-traumatic stress whenever I think of any one of its many, many boss fights, but now I can solve almost any problem with punching.
Email me at benprunty[at]gmail.com.