August to September 2017, I had the very special honor and duty to help out on-site & fulltime (5 days a week) at Ubisoft Bluebyte as an audio designer, working in the trenches with the audio team of audio director Stefan Randelshofer.
This was beyond helpful & insightful, I learned so many new things & tricks, new perspectives, different ways to work with and think about audio, while being involved with 3 games, both international and national IPs. I mean, I am doing this for a while, but this big picture perspective of a company like Ubisoft, and Stefan’s strife for excellence – this was a great level up for me, for sure.
From the beginning, this was a limited position until the end of September, but we will of course stay in touch and who knows, maybe we will ride into battle again! Big thanks to the team: Stefan, Tino, Felix, Gabs and Arne, and all the other folks at Ubisoft Blue Byte! Thanks for the opportunity!
I hope to be able to shed more light on the specific games I got to work on, but safe to say, I take a lot of new input & energy into 2018!
Today, I want to present to you a very special game I have been helping with since 2013. It was finished earlier this year. Sadly, you can’t really test it out, it’s a very special thing:
Lost Earth 2307 is a 4X space game AND a serious game, produced by Fraunhofer Institute for use in education by the German military (“Bundeswehr”). This time, I was involved in many areas: Music, sound design, voice recordings, editing & post-production, on-site audio integration using FMOD, text work, video editing and scripting them using ActionScript!
A BIG thanks to Daniel Atorf and the great team of scientist I had the pleasure to work with! Especially the on-site work was a fresh experience, to work with scientists is a pleasant thing! Thanks to Simon & Linked Dimensions!
End of last month, I was in Berlin for Quo Vadis conference. This time, I was exhibitor thanks to the efforts of Kai Rosenkranz, who set up a great shared booth for video game composers. Big thanks to him, to my fellow booth partners and to everyone I met at the conference. Still need to write all the mails, but they will come. 😉
We were allowed to revisit the world of Dungeons 2 to work on DLC and a big addon. “A Game of Winter” is pretty massive, containing our sfx & additional music this time, too. Check it out @ Steam, everything “Dungeons” is reduced right now due to Halloween sale. Talking of which, there is also some free Halloween DLC:
Jerry is out! I have followed the course of this game for quite some time now, in different ways. I helped pitch an early version @ Gamescom, provided music for the announcement trailer, and worked on an earlier version of the story. Sound design, proofreading (by fellow Knight Heike) – you name it! 😉
Adventuretreff , top German site for adventure games, gave an editor’s choice award for Best Presentation 2013 to Daedalic’s game Memoria (feat. our music and sound effects), (translated) quote: “We think: Concerning graphics, sound and production, The Dark Eye: Memoria has convinced us the most last year. Beautifully drawn backgrounds, manifold animations, excellent music and voice actors make us virtually breathe the Dark Eye atmosphere.”
Thanks Adventuretreff, and congrats again to Daedalic for a job well done!
Blackguards (Daedalic / Eurovideo) is out now! Daedalic’s venture into the realm of round-based RPG strategy is available for PC and Mac, on Steam (10% off till tomorrow!) or in stores. Deluxe and collector’s editions contain a selection of our soundtrack, too. We are glad & proud to have worked on music and sound design, or how Gamestar Magazine would put it, “good weapon sound effects” and “atmospheric soundtrack.”
Check out the game, the entire first chapter is available as free demo.