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Monopoly Go Scottie

I'm happy to share with you the main theme I composed and produced for Monopoly Go Scottie, developed and published by SciPlay. Writing music for light hearted projects is always a challenge for me. I want to support the casual, cute vibe without…
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Fortune Telling and Battleships

In this update I'm going to showcase two different projects I did for SciPlay. The first is some creepy, orchestral hybrid music for a slot called Ouija 2: Board of Fortune. And the second is a promo video for another slot I did called Battleship…
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Lots O Updates

How's that for a title? :) But this update is HUGE. Saxophones... skateboarding birds, fighting quadrupeds, E3 devolving, Careless Whispers... lots to discuss. Let's dig in! Devolver E3 Conference So life has been crazy but very good…
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Skatebird

A bird... riding a skate board? When Megan Fox of Glass Bottom Games approached me with her next game idea of a bird riding a skateboard, I was more than intrigued. It's called Skatebird. Once I saw some of the gameplay and how cute the…
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Madsen's Musings Episode 3: Having a System

The third episode of Madsen's Musing vlog is now out! Watch it here! This episode discusses the importance of having a system to help you have the best odds when freelancing, networking and practicing. Madsen's Musings is a new vlog series…
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Spartan Fist is OUT!

What is Spartan Fist? As the game's page says: "Fight your way to fame, fortune and glory in this first-person puncher as you work to retrieve the fabled Spartan Fist. Playing as Emma Jones, a down-and-out detective working to earn her keep,…
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The View Upon the Horizon

The View Upon the Horizon is a piece that I wrote just for fun! I was playing around with some chord progressions last Sunday and then stumbled upon this melody. The entire piece was written in about 45 minutes and then I hired a great cellist…
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Savage Planet

I was very pleased to help out with a new Kickstarter for a new boardgame called Savage Planet: Fate of Fantos. This is my second time to work with Imp House Games. The first time was helping out with the music, sound design and mix for their…
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Spartan Fist

Megan and the crew over at Glassbottom Games have been busy making Spartan Fist, a first person brawler that is super fun! You punch dudes so hard, their heads explode. All in super cute pixel art style! For more info on the game, go check out…
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Using Tempo for Added Realism

Using Tempo to Add More Realism One of the best ways composers can add more realism to their pieces is with tempo changes. This is especially true when writing for orchestra, big band, jazz combos and even certain rock songs. In this video…