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.

Back to the Future: The Game — Citizen Brown

Episode 3 of Telltale's Back to the Future series marked a bit of a turning point in the score. The first two episodes were a great chance to explore the existing BTTF themes that made the movies so iconic and memorable, but in Citizen Brown I had an opportunity to branch out a bit from the familiar tunes into some more original content for the dystopian alternate 1986. I really enjoyed bringing some synth elements and other totalitarian sounding stuff into the mix in this episode. It was really fun to find way to twist the familiar themes into something new.