My Projects

On this page you can learn about everything I do. It includes past projects, current projects , and future stuff. I’ll try to keep this updated as often as possible. (Last updated 3/16/2015)

Released Games

FTL (2012)ftl

FTL is a spaceship captain simulator in a randomly generated universe. It’s built like a roguelike, so death is permanent, and the entire universe is created anew each time you play. My soundtrack has a chiptune style mixed with a deeper, more cinematic vibe, but without an orchestra. The soundtrack won many awards and nominations, including a nomination for Soundtrack of the Year by IGN.

Gravity Ghost (2015)gravityghost

Gravity Ghost is a non-violent, beautifully illustrated platformer with gravitational physics and a quietly affecting story. My soundtrack is a mix of electronica and unusual instrumentation.

Current and Upcoming Games

Star Crawlers (2015)starcrawlers

Star Crawlers is a first-person dungeon crawler in the tradition of classic PC games like Eye of the Beholder, Lands of Lore, or Legend of Grimrock. The big difference here is that it takes place on derelict spaceships and alien planets, and everything is procedurally generated. StarCrawlers sounds like gritty, glitchy electronics mixed with exotic instruments and a string orchestra.

FranknJohn (2015)franknjohn

  • Get the game: Steam
  • Get the soundtrack: not finished yet!

If you had a detachable head, would you stick it on a chain and then whip it around like a flail to smack people around? Me too. That’s why I’m making the music to FranknJohn, a roguelike brawler inspired by games like Zombies Ate My Neighbors and the Binding of Isaac. I’m using Danny Elfman and my favorite game music site OCRemix as direct inspiration for the soundtrack. Hear a sample of the soundtrack here.

Dead Secret (2015)deadsecret

  • Watch the trailer at DeadSecret.com
  • Get the soundtrack: not finished yet!

A creepy, first-person murder mystery, coming sometime in 2015. My music is a mix of jazz and horror.

 

The Darkside Detective (Late 2015)darksidedetective

A goofy point-and-click adventure game in the style of old LucasArts games? Sold. You play as a paranormal detective and take on a series of cases.

Scale (2016)1

Scale is “a first person reality manipulation game that reimagines exploration with a unique resizing mechanic.”

Albums

Color Skybenprunty2

Color Sky was written as a response to the many, many FTL fans telling me they listened to the FTL soundtrack while they worked or studied. It’s filled with groovy, dreamy electronic music.

Compilation albums: Chromatic T-Rex and Curious Merchandisea0192221713_2

These albums are collections of older works, either from cancelled games or my own personal projects. They are incredibly eclectic in terms of style; you’ll hear electronica, orchestral, surf rock, ambient, funk, circus music, and other random stuff.  Both albums have a great sense of fun. Chromatic T-Rex is free!

Other Projects

My blog

I use my blog to share advice with other people who want to get into games as a career. It’s become what I consider to be an important part of my job. If you’re interested in making music for games, this article is probably a good place to start.