Jared Emerson-Johnson

I make music for video games.

Hi there. I'm Jared Emerson-Johnson. For the past decade or so I've been the music man at Bay Area Sound—writing music, creating sound design, directing voiceover and acting in all sorts of games and occasionally in other media.

You may know me from my scores to the Sam & Max series from Telltale Games, or perhaps you have found yourself here because of my more recent work on The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Tales From the Borderlands, and/or Game of Thrones (also from Telltale).

Regardless of what brought you here, welcome! I hope I can provide you with whatever you're looking for.

Live Orchestral Tales from the Borderlands Suite

For the finale of Tales from the Borderlands, we wanted to make something extra special for all of the fans who'd played through the whole series; so, I suggested that we do a big, live orchestral version of the main menu theme for the game.

One thing led to another, and we ended up turning it into a big suite of various major themes from the whole season, and the end result was this piece, recorded by the Budapest Scoring Symphony Orchestra.

We were really happy with how it turned out, and wanted to share it with you all outside of the context of the game, so without further ado, here's the live orchestral Tales from the Borderlands Suite!

The Vault: Kinectimals—Now With Bears!

This week's Vault installments are all tracks from Kinectimals: Now With Bears!

It was great fun to work on this project with Peter McConnell (the game's lead composer). Any time you collaborate with someone else there is so much to learn, and I feel like this doubly true with a composer like Peter. He's among the most talented and creative musicians in games.

He wrote so many fun little themes for this project in particular; it was wonderful to be entrusted with them, and to play around with different variations and adaptations.

I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed making them!

The Vault: Kinectimals

Another update to The Vault! These are all tracks from Kinectimals—specificially the Jungle, Glade, and Beach shield unlock cutscenes. This whole project was a lot of fun for me, since it meant working with the one and only Peter McConnell, who was the game's lead composer. Many of the themes in these tracks were Peter's, and I had a lot of fun creating variations and adaptations, and generally playing around with all of his fantastic tunes.