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!

Mr. Lux: At Your Service

For something different this week, I've decided to feature a piece of music that I wrote for an animated short film that was produced by Jantze Studios, written/directed by Michael Jantze (creator of the Sunday morning comic "The Norm").

The film, Mr. Lux: At Your Service, was an official selection at the 2008 Cannes Short Film Corner.

This was a really fun collaboration and a nice, linear change from my usual interactive, looping tunes. The retro style was right in my wheelhouse, and Michael Jantze is a top notch director.

I've included the film below, for those who have never seen it and are curious. The animation was done by Kelly McNutt and the sound design by Jory Prum.