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!
Fade To Silence (Black Forest Games/THQ Nordic) is out in Early Access! Here I am involved with Audio Integration, working on-site with the lovely team, constructing blueprints and sound cues in UE4. Good times!
I can heartily recommend the game for its wonderful winter apocalypse flair & lovecraftian elements! Of course, it’s still Early Access, but it’s already a blast. Check it out!
Happy to say that Dungeons 3 is out now (for PC, Xbox One and PS4)! It was a big honor and fun working on the sound and audio integration for my friends at Realmforge in Munich again. Super happy to see the good reviews coming in, congrats to the team!
Thanks to everyone at Realmforge for allowing me to be part of this development adventure! It was a pleasure!
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. 😉
Dungeons 3 (Realmforge/Kalypso) was announced today! Glad to add that I am working on sound design again, and it’s a huge blast! Release on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One & PS4 is scheduled for autumn 2017.
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Tomorrow is the annual award ceremony of the German Developer Award (Deutscher Entwicklerpreis), and this year a game we helped with is nominated again for its audio: Crookz (Skilltree/Kalypso) is nominated for “Best Sound”. I provided sound design and on-site audio integration for this game.
Best of luck to the other nominated games, too, especially of course those we also worked on: Dungeons 2 (Realmforge/Kalypso), Forge of Empires Mobile & Elvenar. 🙂
We will be there to meet new and old friends, if you happen to see me, say hello! 🙂