It’s THE BLURBS: January 2011

For all the little bits of one-liner news that trickles in…here’s January’s blurbs

Jeff Ball completed all of the audio (music and sound design) for this XBLA title, Astroman. See the preview vid here.

Richie Nieto helped Jeff out by playing some guitar on the soundtrack as well, and the entire soundtrack can be downloaded here!

follow Jeff @jeffedwardball and Riche @richienieto

Bill Mueller wrapped up 2 projects this year: POWERGIG: Rise of the Six String and Dungeons and Dragons Online. You can check out Bill’s work here

Nathan Pinnard composed the score for Gemini Rue and the preview video for this PC game can be found here.

Matthew Shenks completed audio work (music and sound design) for a new social game called BattlePunks and you can see game footage at his site here

Keith Moore completed audio for a new iDevices game, Hipnoz for Animeeple. It’s currently a free app on iTunes (check it out!) See Keith’s work at his site here.

Marcelo Martins post_date a cool video about making his interactive score for the composer’s challenge. Check the video here

Chance Thomas was surprised to learn that Lord of the Rings Online was honored with a nomination for Score and Sound of the DECADE! Read the story here

Winifred Phillips recently won an award for her work on Legends of the Guardians, you can read more here

Dren McDonald recently started a new full time gig at LOLapps as the Audio Lead for this social game company. John Romero (Doom, Quake etc) designed their current game, Ravenwood Fair, which just surpassed the 6 million users mark. Fun fact: in addition to designing and programming the game, Romero also did a good deal of the sound design (and voices) on Ravenwood Fair before he brought Dren on board.

Going to GDC? Follow hashtag #GameAudioGDC on twitter to see what everyone is up to!

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