Evil Dead: The Game
Video Game (PC/PS5/Xbox Series X)
"The ultimate Evil Dead multiplayer experience... and it's groovy! Play as a team of four survivors, exploring, looting, managing your fear, and finding key items to seal the breach between worlds in a game inspired by all three original Evil Dead films as well as the STARZ original Ash vs Evil Dead television series."
James assisted Saber Interactive Music Director and Lead Composer, Steve Molitiz. He wrote additional music for the 'Stalking In A Winter Wonderland' Single Player mission; featuring Kelly from the TV Show, battling the Demon Eligos.
His Combat cues accompany the various Horde battles across the level.
Beatstar/Chrome Valley Customs
Video Game (iOS & Android)
James was asked to compose a main theme for Space Ape Games' hugely popular Car Customisation Mobile title 'Chrome Valley Customs' with over 8 million installs. It was then cross-promoted through their popular music rhythm game 'Beatstar' as a free playable track to its 55 Million player-base and has surpassed 3 million plays in it's lifetime.
The brief asked for a big, groovy Guitar based Rock n' Roll track, with California/Dad rock vibes. Not to mention a huge Solo section to add some skill and difficulty to the Beatstar playthrough.
Original Music Theme
Following the formation of 'Second Wind Group' the independent Entertainment outlet from the previous Video team at 'The Escapist', James was asked to compose music themes for all of their major shows.
This included 'Fully Rablomatic'; the successor to the legendary video game review show 'Zero Punctuation' with Yahtzee Crowshaw.
The brief required the difficult task of remaining true to the original theme which lasted an impressive 16 years, whilst putting a new spin on things. 8 String Guitars provided the harsh tone to match Yahtzee's brutal one liners and synths and electronic drums fit the new Industrial theming.
Grey Skies: A War Of The Worlds Story
Video Game (PC/PS4/Xbox One/Switch)
Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story is a stealth based single player adventure that throws you right into the middle of the Martian invasion. Play as Harper through her personal story amidst the most significant event in human history.
Based on the great work of H.G. Wells, explore the English countryside and encounter iconic concepts such as Black Smoke, Red Weed and of course the almighty Fighting Machine and it's Heat Ray!"
The score comprises of a blend of Orchestra and Hardware Synthesizers, which nods to Music from previous 'War Of The Worlds' adaptions, whilst taking the IP in a modern direction.
"With an awe inspiring soundtrack and moody score, this third person close encounter of the video game kind is atmospheric and tense".
Welcome To Hanwell
Video Game (PC/PS4/Xbox One/Switch)
"Welcome to Hanwell, once a safe haven from the horrors of the world, now a cesspit of anomalous scum. Explore a dense open world of terror, every building a unique location with it's own story to tell. Strung together by the remnants of Hanwell."
The score comprises of a haunting blend of Orchestra, Synthesizers and Sound Design to accompany the terrifying world of Hanwell.
"And the music fits in perfectly. It almost sounds like a more classic horror soundtrack, swelling at just the right times, as the dread gets more and more intense".
"The best part of the game is the music, it sets the tone and adds to the creepiness".
"This game has the most intense music ever".
Gameumentary is a popular Youtube channel and subsidiary of The Escapist, with total views exceeding two million. Founded by Nick Calandra, the channel produces high quality, feature length video game documentaries, involving travel to developer studios across the globe for detailed interviews with the development team.
Their latest feature length Documentary tells the story of Spiritfarer; the indie smash hit from Thunder Lotus Games. Learn how the team told extremely personal stories of grief and loss with the games narrative and how they dealt with the Covid-19 Pandemic and Work From Home, whilst nearing the end of development.
Darkest Dungeon: Documentary
This Gameumentary film from The Escapist tells the story of Red Hook Studios and how the studios debut title 'Darkest Dungeon' became a critically acclaimed, financial success; sticking to their initial vision in spite of personal and financial issues in getting the game funded.
Insurgency: The Documentary Series
Documentary Series (3 Episodes)
Gamementary's biggest Documentary project to date, delves deep into the origins of independent developer 'New World Interactive' and the 'Insurgency' First Person Shooter franchise across its 3 episode run time. Detailing the studios struggles and major success up to latest title 'Insurgency: Sandstorm', as well as expansion into Studios in Amsterdam, Colorado and now Calgary.
Divinity: Original Sin Documentary
This feature length Documentary explores the very beginnings of Larian Studios and the Divinity franchise. It tells the story of the struggles the studio faced on their journey to becoming an independent studio, and how each game in the Divinity franchise laid the foundation for what would become, Original Sin.
Taco Bell - Incepator?
TV Spot (Romania)
This TV Spot for Taco Bell in the Romanian Advertising Market, used James' track 'Guardians Of Hope' licensed through No Sheet Music.
The epic scale and shooting style in the advert is reflected through the track's grand Orchestral style with Choir.
Horror Film (Short)
A short Film in which a young woman is trapped in a small bathroom, with something terrifying trying to get to her from the other side of the door.
The Director wanted the music to be a throwback to the classic John Carpenter style Horror scores of the 70s/80s, at the same time mixing more traditional modern horror and aleatoric elements.
Directed by Aidan Sheridan, Holepunch Pictures and Premiered at the 'Making Films' December 2018 Screening in London.
No Kittens In Paradise
No Kittens in Paradise tells the story of two powerful warriors performing a tribal dance in preparation for war, before teaming up to feed a greater force.
Directed and animated by Swantje Wenz; the film premiered at the Pictoplasma Animation Festival in Berlin.
As well as showings at various Festivals across the world including; Animation Block Party New York, Animation Block Party London, ANIMFEST Athens & Wasteland Film Festival, California City.