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!

The Walking Dead Season One: A New Day

It's hard to believe I've already gotten up to the first season of Walking Dead games with my posts to The Vault, but here we are!

These are a few selections from the score to the first episode of Telltale's smash hit. I tried to assemble a representative sample of all the various types of music that appear in the episode: a little bit of tense dread, a little bit of introspective family moments, stealthy sneaking, cinematic cutscene score, some full on zombie action, and, of course, Clementine's theme!