Jared Emerson-Johnson

I make music for video games.

Hi! I'm Jared Emerson-Johnson.

Since 2002 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 Walking Dead or Wolf Among Us series from Telltale Games, or perhaps you have found yourself here because of my more recent work on Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy, or Tales From The Borderlands.

Regardless of what initially brought you here, welcome! I hope I can provide you with whatever you're looking for—if not, please feel free to reach out and ask!


Taking us back to 2010, these pieces are from Microsoft and Frontier's Kinect launch title: Kinectimals. This was in collaboration with Peter McConnell, who was the game's lead composer. He asked me to come in and help out with some cutscene scoring, and some other general help with the score. It was a ton of fun playing around with the various excellent themes he wrote for the game, and then recording all of it with a live orchestra at the end of production.