GamSutra Profiles Game Music Composer
2:32 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
While gamers often rave (or rant) over the eye candy and performance of a particular game title, it is often the music and sound effects of a game that really complete its atmosphere and weld the best titles into a cohesive package. The name Alexander Brandon doesn't exactly leap off the screen; you will never find an audio or music composer in the title of a game. Yet you might as well call Deus Ex "Alexander Brandon's Deus Ex," as his deft mix of techno, rock and ambient sounds gave that game the compelling and unique atmosphere that made it such a hit.
GamaSutra has created a biography and discography of this sound artist, including MP3 samples of his past and present work. The titles he has composed for include Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Jazz Jackrabbit 1 and 2, Dark Vengeance and of course Deus Ex. Even if you've never heard of him, you have most likely heard his compositions.
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We just thought we'd mention this for our readers to remind them of some of the unsung heroes of game development. In fact, why don't you travel to our Forums and share with other IMG readers the games that have had the "best" sound tracks in your opinion, and the ways well-done music can make a good game into one of the immortal greats.
GamaSutra Profiles Composer Alex Brandon
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