I'm Garry Schyman, composer of the scores for Bioshock and Shadow of Mordor, here to take your questions on the art, craft, and agony of scoring games. AMA!
Hello, Redditors! Garry Schyman here. I am a composer for film, television, and--oh YEAH--video games! If you’re a gamer (and I hear reddit has a few of those), you might have heard my music in any of the three Bioshock Games, Shadow of Mordor, Destroy All Humans 1, 2, and 3, and a host of others. My work for Bioshock: Infinite landed me the BAFTA award last year; one of the most prestigious awards for video game music, and one of the proudest moments of my life.
At the moment, I am having a blast scoring a fascinating game called iOmoon. It’s for Oculus Rift and it’s really cool. You can find more info on the game here. Love the immersive world in puts you in. Some very cool stuff coming up soon as well, but I am sworn to secrecy!
Hey everyone -- I have to run now but I want to thank everyone who came and participated! Great Questions and I really enjoyed talking to you!
My apologies to those questions I did not get to but I will do this again I promise!
I am a total noob on Reddit, so please be gentle.
That said, I am more than happy to answer your questions. AMA!