I am Mike Skalandunas, composer and audio designer for visual media. Take a look at some of the projects I have been a part of, and scroll down to view my portfolio.

NEW MUSIC: TRIBAL MEMORIES

Stone Rage – Environments from MountainWheel Games on Vimeo.

“Tribal Memories” is the piece of music featured in the above Stone Rage video, which showcases some of the maps and level design.  I had the unique opportunity to write the music before the video footage had been put together, giving me a bit of free reign with some small time constraints.  In the end I’m really happy with the thick blend of orchestral and synthesized sounds.

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Another piece I’ve worked with a bit is “Travel by Lantern Light.” This was written back when I was interning at FBP Sound.  The idea was that it’d be for a cave or underground level in a sidescrolling platformer.  After writing it over a year ago, I took the time to try out some new mixing techniques and ended up making everything sound much better.  I’m really loving the new mix and remaster.

FEATURED PROJECTS: SON OF NOR & 0 A.D.

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Son of Nor is a project by Stillalive Studios, a group of developers hailing from many countries all over the globe. They’re currently working on creating their Kickstarter video, and I have been graced with the opportunity to write some music for them. Here’s a small description of Son of Nor from their website:

“Enter the desert world of Noshrac. You are a Son of Nor, a human mage with the sole mission to protect and preserve what is left of your race. Son of Nor is an action adventure set in a dynamic desert world that can be shaped by the player’s powers. Challenging puzzles, dynamic sand manipulations and an innovative magic system await you.”

Check out more information by following the links below!

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0 A.D. is a project by Wildfire Games, which, like Stillalive Studios, is a global team of developers. Here is a description of 0 A.D. from Wildfire’s website:

“0 A.D. is a free, open-source, historical Real Time Strategy (RTS) game currently under development by Wildfire Games, a global group of volunteer game developers. As the leader of an ancient civilization, you must gather the resources you need to raise a military force and dominate your enemies.”

I thought the open-source nature of the project was interesting, and it was one of the main reasons I signed on. So far I have only written a few tracks, but please take a listen below!

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FEATURED PROJECT: STONE RAGE

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After a hectic holiday season, I’ve finally found the time to finish up Stone Rage’s main menu music.  The piece, titled “Alone in the Wilds,” is meant to convey the feeling of being something else’s prey through the evocative flute melodies, sombre string passages and unnerving drones.  Take some time to listen to the track, and check out more information about Stone Rage through the links below!

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PORTFOLIO

Below are several titles I have worked on.  Please take some time to read about each game and listen to the music.

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