GDC this year was fantastic, I had a lot of fun catching up with old contacts and making new ones, but definitely the highlight of the trip was winning the 2011 GANG award for Best Handheld Audio on Monkey Island 2: Special Edition.
Jesse Harlin and Wilbert Roget did an awesome interview with Mixnmojo.com about the game, and some of their other projects. Check it out!
They only gave us one award for five or six people, so I took a picture of it before the awards were over (you can see one of the sound designer’s french fries in the corner).
After arriving home, I swam through a sea of business cards and e-mails, and came out the other end in once piece. I got a lot of interest in my violin playing at the conference, and a small interest in the music I’ve written, so we’ll see how that pans out in the next few months.
New developments include a potential live demo recording session with Lance Hayes. We’re in the planning stages at this point, but I’m looking forward to orchestrating and hearing some of our music recorded live. Also, Wing Commander Saga finally hit beta. I signed on for that project over two years ago, so it’s fantastic to see that the game is finally getting polished and ready for distribution. My only wish now is that I had time to convert those tracks that use my older crappier sample libraries into my new ones.
Other than that, there’s just a lot of possibilities for things to happen, and it’s kind of exciting. I’m looking forward to this year.