I am Winifred Phillips, and I create music for awesome video games – Assassin’s Creed, LittleBigPlanet, God of War, and many others. AMA!
I’m Winifred Phillips, and I compose music for video games. My credits include Assassin’s Creed, Total War, God of War, LittleBigPlanet, and The Sims. I’m also the author of the book “A Composer’s Guide to Game Music,” which won the Global Music Award for an exceptional book in the field of music. This past April, I gave the very first lecture on game music composition at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, and later this year, selected music from my Assassin’s Creed Liberation score will be performed live by an 80-piece orchestra and choir as part of the Assassin’s Creed Symphony World Tour. I’ve loved video games ever since I was a kid, and I’m thrilled that I get to make music for them!
I’ll be here from 12 – 2 pm EST taking any and all questions – from the creative process and technical skillset of a composer, to breaking into the business, to what it was like working on so many fantastic games. Ask Me Anything!
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Edit: Hello everybody. It's getting close to 10pm and I'm going to have to logoff for now. I'll come back tomorrow morning and continue answering. You all pose such great questions! Thank you so much, everyone! See you tomorrow!
Edit: Good morning, Reddit!! It's May 24th at 6:30am and I'm back to answer more of your excellent questions. Here we go!
Edit: Hey, everyone! Well, it's been tremendous fun over the past couple of days, but I've got to get back to work! Thanks to everyone for all the support, the kindness, and most of all, the outstanding questions! You rock!