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.

    “I've been missing Jared-Emerson Johnson's haunting score, and it's great to hear that sort of folky sound hit my ear once again. You cannot help but feel your hair stand on end as the string section plays off towards another frightening unknown waiting to occur.“ - Boston Bastard Brigade on The Walking Dead: Michonne—In Too Deep “On a final note...the soundtrack sets the mood perfectly, so....everything looks and sounds incredible.“ - Hardcore Gamer on The Walking Dead: Michonne—In Too Deep “Από ηχητικής πλευράς πάντως το τελικό αποτέλεσμα είναι άκρως ικανοποιητικό, καθώς για μια ακόμη φορά συναντάμε ένα αριστουργηματικό soundtrack από τον Jared Emerson-Johnson, το οποίο καταφέρνει να σας βάλει απόλυτα στο κατάμαυρο και ζοφερό κλίμα του σύμπαντος της σειράς.“ - Gameworld.gr on The Walking Dead: Michonne—In Too Deep “Sound/Music 4.5/5 — The music for In Too Deep is a mixture of original music by Jared Emerson-Johnson and licensed songs, all fantastic.“ - Video Game News Source on The Walking Dead: Michonne—In Too Deep “Jared Emerson-Johnson, Telltale's regular composer, is back again to provide his consistently brilliant work. I think music often works best when you're not consciously aware of it, just blending in to complete the atmosphere, which is often what happens here. There are tense scenes where the tempo ramps up, with different elements quickly building together to reflect the pressure on-screen. Elsewhere, in more reflective moments, there'll be soothing and echoing synths or a guitar slowly being picked. All of it is excellent and it's easy to take it for granted, but it's fully worthy of praise.“ - Adventure Gamers on The Walking Dead: Michonne—In Too Deep “Jared Emerson Johnson’s outstanding score adds excellently to the overall atmosphere.“ - Push Square on The Walking Dead: Michonne—A House Divided “Props have to be given to...Jared Emerson-Johnson for composing a score that set every single mood perfectly.“ - Boston Bastard Brigade on The Walking Dead: Michonne—What We Deserve

 

 

I've been missing Jared-Emerson Johnson's haunting score, and it's great to hear that sort of folky sound hit my ear once again. You cannot help but feel your hair stand on end as the string section plays off towards another frightening unknown waiting to occur.“ Boston Bastard Brigade on The Walking Dead: Michonne—In Too Deep

On a final note...the soundtrack sets the mood perfectly, so....everything looks and sounds incredible.“ Hardcore Gamer on The Walking Dead: Michonne—In Too Deep

Από ηχητικής πλευράς πάντως το τελικό αποτέλεσμα είναι άκρως ικανοποιητικό, καθώς για μια ακόμη φορά συναντάμε ένα αριστουργηματικό soundtrack από τον Jared Emerson-Johnson, το οποίο καταφέρνει να σας βάλει απόλυτα στο κατάμαυρο και ζοφερό κλίμα του σύμπαντος της σειράς.“ - Gameworld.gr on The Walking Dead: Michonne—In Too Deep

Sound/Music 4.5/5 — The music for In Too Deep is a mixture of original music by Jared Emerson-Johnson and licensed songs, all fantastic.“ Video Game News Source on The Walking Dead: Michonne—In Too Deep

Jared Emerson-Johnson, Telltale's regular composer, is back again to provide his consistently brilliant work. I think music often works best when you're not consciously aware of it, just blending in to complete the atmosphere, which is often what happens here. There are tense scenes where the tempo ramps up, with different elements quickly building together to reflect the pressure on-screen. Elsewhere, in more reflective moments, there'll be soothing and echoing synths or a guitar slowly being picked. All of it is excellent and it's easy to take it for granted, but it's fully worthy of praise.“ - Adventure Gamers on The Walking Dead: Michonne—In Too Deep

Jared Emerson Johnson’s outstanding score adds excellently to the overall atmosphere.“ Push Square on The Walking Dead: Michonne—A House Divided

Props have to be given to...Jared Emerson-Johnson for composing a score that set every single mood perfectly.“ Boston Bastard Brigade on The Walking Dead: Michonne—What We Deserve