News Archive

- January 28, 2014 -

In the last week before starting my new full-time job, I've been doing a lot of game and site-related activities. First, head over to the Blog section to read my recap of MAGFest XII, which was posted on the 23rd. It's all about games, music, tournaments, challenges, and awesomeness; plus, it includes a lot of pictures!

This past weekend I participated in the 2014 Global Game Jam with my good friend and programmer Nicholas Wasilewski. Read about (and play!!) our game and our experience at the George Mason University jam site here. If you jammed, too, feel free to send me your game to check out, especially if you're an audio guy!

This weekend The Game Faces and I will be doing our video blog review of Papo & Yo, so keep an eye out for a post on that by Tuesday at the latest. If you missed it, I also did a review of the Brian D'Oliveira's soundtrack to the game.

I still have many posts to make, including reviews of a few different soundtracks, so stay tuned. Until next time…!


January 22, 2014 -

Hello, everyone, and Happy Snow Day to my fellow Virginians!

I wanted to bring to your attention, dear readers, my newly  co-founded gaming review website, The Game Faces! The site features podcast-style reviews and articles by my friends and me. I'm really excited about this project because the group is an eclectic bunch that brings a variety of differing perspectives to the table when talking about games and the content within (the music reviews that are featured on my blog here will also be posted there). I hope you check it out and follow us regularly as we start to pick up steam!

Next, I have busy fixing up the website recently in three major ways:

  1. The news format is new! I decided to make it look more like my blog entries because, let's face it, the old way I was doing things was pretty archaic.
  2. You may have noticed that the menu bar has changed. New to it is the "Journalism" tab, which was born from splitting my old blog into multiple pieces for organization's sake. That tab features my reviews of other composers' works and the interviews I've conducted, while "Blog" will feature my remarks on my new composition drafts and journey through the game industry.
  3. All of my old blog posts are reformatted and the video links have been fixed. Since I split the blogs I'm going to have to go back and relink my internal posts, though, so that's still a little buggy.

I hope that the reorganization helps you navigate the site better and allows you to get to the content you want faster!

This was posted in the news yesterday, but I reviewed Brian D'Oliveira's music to Minority Media's Papo & Yo as a precursor to podcasting about the game in general on The Game Faces. I had also done a piece on Garry Schyman's classic BioShock OST in December that I failed to put on the news section, but now you know! If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, though, you will certainly see those updates as soon as they happen.

Enjoy!


- January 21, 2014 -

Seems that I've been slacking on updating the News section even though I've posted three blog posts since October 19th!

First up was the result of the aforementioned Baltimore Indie Game Jam, German Whale of Mystery! I'm pretty proud of the results of my team's labor.

Then, I posted two soundtrack reviews. In December I took a look at Garry Schyman's award-winning soundtrack to BioShock, and today I posted a review of Brian D'Oliveira's work in Papo & Yo.

Enjoy!


- October 19, 2013 - 

Excited to be a part of the 1st Baltimore Indie Game Jam!  My [non-Baltimorian] team is comprised of a couple of friends, some students from American University, and Taro Omiya, a fellow IGDA DC member. The jam lasts a month instead of 48 hours, and I'll be posting about my works as the weeks roll by. 


 - October 8, 2013 -

It's been a couple months since an update, as I've been looking for full-time work again to supplement my life as a composer. That doesn't mean that things aren't a'brewin', however! I have been working on two projects, including the construction of a new blog with some friends and some top secret arrangement work. Keep looking to the site for more updates!


 - August 6, 2013 -

First off, I just published my review of Video Games Live! Bonus Round--check it out!

Last weekend, I went with Jen and some friends to Indie Con D.C ., a very small gathering of local developers at a bar in the District. It ended up being really cool--we not only got to meet a handful of people that were developing very different games, but we got to play some great stuff, as well. I'll probably write a blog post about it soon, so keep an eye out for that. 

In the meantime. If you live in the area, you should check out Gaming in Public to stay abreast of gamer meet-ups! I plan on being there from time to time, myself.


- July 29, 2013 - 

New blog post! I review the popular soundtrack to FTL: Faster Than Light !


- July 1, 2013 - 

New blog post is up! "Musings on 'The Blitz'" 


- June 19, 2013 - 

Been sending out my demo every which way!

Meanwhile, I'm busy updating the "Blog" section of the site, reformatting all of my old posts. It's a pretty hefty endeavour--at this moment I'm just breaching 2012, which means I have over a year to go! 


- June 12, 2013 - 

The domain "scorevgm.com" has officially been mapped to this site instead of to my Wordpress blog! If you would like to subscribe to my blog via Wordpress, you can still do so by going to scorevgm.wordpress.com

Blog update: "New website and official demo!" - This post focuses on the creation of the new webpage and the decisions that I made while compiling my demo reel.


- June 11, 2013 -

The new website is live! Hurray!

For those that are already familiar with my old WordPress site (which is still up for now--I paid for a year of some of their extra services back in December so it'll continue to exist for a while even though you can read new blog posts on this site), everything here will be pretty familiar to you. There are a few differences, such as:

  • The company name is now officially "[Score.] Musicworks".
  • I added a "Mission" page under the "About" tab.
  • The "Listen" tab is broken up into "Demo 2013," "Audio," and "Video" sections.
  • You can get in touch with me easily via the "Contact" tab. 

Note: The "Blog" tab is still under construction. Squarespace allows one to easily transfer blog posts from WordPress to Squarespace, however it doesn't recognize Wordpress-specific embed code. I'm working to rectify all of the broken links on every blog post since 2011, though, so fear not.

Have a look around and let me know what you think!