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3. Reel Talk: Music for Video Games

Immersive Tech Lab 150 Massachusetts Avenue

Chase Bethea
Composer, Technical Audio Designer

Chase Bethea is a Video Game Composer/Technical Audio Designer that has shipped over 21 game titles in his eleven years experience. Chase has received many accolades throughout his career for his diverse collection of compositions that can be described as a fusion of texture and complexity which allows the player to become immersed in the experience. His soundtrack for “Cubic Climber” earned a Noteworthy on Destructoid.

In 2016, Chase was nominated for Artists of the Year – Independent Composer by VGMO in the entire industry for his “I Can’t Escape:Darkness” score. In 2021, he won an award for the AGROUND soundtrack from the NYX Game Awards.

Chase has also scored Aztec Ride, a highly addictive fun mobile game that shipped on Google Play in October 2020 and was nominated for a Pocket Gamer Mobile Award.

Tom Salta
Composer, Producer, Artist

ASCAP award-winning and BAFTA-nominated composer Tom Salta is one of the most versatile and prolific music artists/producers working in film, television, advertising, and video games. Renowned for crafting emotionally engaging soundtracks for multimedia, Salta has received widespread industry acclaim for his world-class produced hybrid scores featured in  film, television, and video games such as Arkane Studios’ DEATHLOOP, Machine Games’ WOLFENSTEIN: Youngblood & Cyberpilot, Microsoft’s iconic HALO series (Best Original Soundtrack Award at Game Developers Conference), Ubisoft’s PRINCE OF PERSIA: The Forgotten Sands and RED STEEL (IGN Award for Best Original Score), Tom Clancy’s GHOST RECON and H.A.W.X  series, as well as the epic theme music for the record-breaking online multiplayer game PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS, which has sold in excess of 70 million units with over 700 million players.  

Gina Zdanowisz B.M. '94 - Moderator
Associate Professor, Film Scoring, Berklee College of Music

Gina Zdanowicz is composer and sound designer in the world of video games, film, television, audio dramas, and interactive experiences. Her passion is storytelling through a mix of engaging sonic elements and innovative technology.

It only takes a few seconds of playing your favorite game on mute to realize how important sound and music are when it comes to creating a captivating experience. Hear from top video game audio professionals, sound designers, and composers who have worked on your favorite games.