A LITTLE ABOUT MATTHEW...
Matthew's career into games has been varied, with a multitude of roles having helped his development into a professional capacity.
From humble beginnings within community radio, producing idents, bed music and presenting to joining Auroch Digital as an Audio Designer, working across QA and helping form its audio department - covering much ground between 'that' and 'then'.
Matthew joined Auroch Digital on a full-time basis in 2020 in a dual role, and within 2 years has established himself at the head of sizeable projects with respectable audio demand.
Matthew's work as an Audio Designer and Soundtrack artist have been well received - nominated for a 'Game Dev Heroes' best in sound award at Develop: Brighton, with his 'Mars Horizon' soundtrack becoming a Steam best seller on both the Top Sellers and Trending chart for almost 3 weeks in late 2020. Other nominations and awards have come via film too, with Matthew's work on such shorts as 'Living in Crime Alley', 'Stegosaurus' and 'Vicious' being notable mentions.
As an Audio Designer, Matthew works incredibly hard to be flexible and attentive in delivering a sound and produce that perfectly personifies a games identity. Together with this, Matthew's warm attitude and team attention extends to supporting his colleagues throughout their work and is also trained as a mental health first aider.
Matthew's skillset is spread across but not limited to Audio Designer, Sound Recordist, Music Producer, Composer, and QA tester which have all been accredited with highly recognisable dev studios and brands, with those clients he works with being some of the largest in indie game development - shipping titles across PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and PC platforms.
Matthew's soundtrack for Games Workshop's 'Dark Future: Blood Red States' was featured as part of the 'Warhammer - For Your Ears!' community, with an audience in its millions, alongside industry-heavyweight-composers such as Cris Velasco, Sascha Dikiciyan, Paul Leonard-Morgan, and Jesper Kyd.
Matthew also engineered all vocal recording sessions for the hit indie-smash, Bertram Fiddle (episode 1 & 2).
Original music and sound for film has earned further nominations and awards from 'Tabloid Witch', 'Wildsound Film Festival', 'Hollywood Investigator', and 'Southern Shorts'.
Within Game Audio, Matthew is happy and comfortable working in-engine using both the UE4 and Unity engines, reviewing assets, implementing, and making necessary amendments: improving upon the audio soundscape that can be built together.
| 'Stegosaurus' - Award of Excellence, Southern Shorts Awards.
| 'Vicious' - Best Sound Design, Tabloid Witch Awards.
| 'Vicious' - Best Original Score, Wildsound Film Festival
| 'Sick Fighter', Best Use of Diversifiers, Global Games Jam 2020
| 'Living in Crime Alley' - Best Fan Film, Oniros Film Awards, Individual Sound Design Achievement, Southern Shorts.
| 'Sound Hero' - Game Dev Heroes, Develop: Brighton 2022.
| 'Laser Disco Defenders' - Best Arcade Game, TIGA Awards.
| 'Chasing Paradise' - Best Short Film, Jamaica International Film Festival.
| 'Dark Future: Blood Red States' - Best Arcade Game, TIGA Awards.
| 'Iwadon' - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki Remix Album, PAX East Games Conference.
| 'VVVVVV' - Magnus Palsson Remix Album, PAX East Games Conference.
| 'Shopping Trip' - Berlin Flash Film Festival.