The music in my games is
usually cropped and reduced in quality to enhance performance.
Here I provide the original MP3's in extended form and at the highest possible
The You Testament
Although music was never going to be the centrepiece of
a game set in ancient Palestine, The You Testament went on to enjoy the
most sophisticated music system of them all - as 4 different themes were
effortlessly intertwined! I'm particularly proud of the main theme with its
- Main Theme (1.1mb)
- Sinister Theme (650kb)
- Gentle Theme (928kb)
- Meditation Theme (590kb)
Wrestling MPire 2008
Although it grates on repeat listening (especially in
the background of the management version), I'm proud of the fact that
Wrestling MPire 2008's revamped theme is a decent song in its own
right that wouldn't sound out of place on a wrestling TV show.
Incidentally, if the theme annoys you in the actual games you can track it
down as the "Theme.wav" file in the "Sounds" folder. You can then either
tone down the volume or entirely replace the file with something else...
For my boxing sim, I
was hoping to compose something reminiscent of Rocky. What came out
was nothing of the sort and probably ranks as the most inappropriate theme
tune of them all! However, I liked the quirky composition so much that I
couldn't bring myself to replace it...
Hard Time (2.1mb)
This is one of my
most successful compositions in the sense that I perfectly achieved what I
set out to do. These sinister drums and horns recall the Oz TV show
that inspired the game. The neat soul vocals polish it off nicely...
World War Alpha (3mb)
It's a shame that
some of the less popular games had decent soundtracks that went
overlooked. One of my best compositions was this cinematic theme to
World War Alpha...
Grass Roots (3mb)
This ranks alongside Reach for having one of the
most inappropriate theme tunes. Although I was happy with the background
beat, I struggled to attach meaningful vocals to it and ended up with some
woman muttering about being "too young to die"?! It sounded more like the
lyrics of a James Bond theme than anything to do with kids playing
Wrestling MPire (2.2mb)
The original 2004 Wrestling MPire theme was my
best composition then and still was by the time Wrestling Encore
arrived in 2006. If it ain't broke, don't fix it... at least not until
Another decent theme that suffered from being attached
to a poor concept. It wasn't easy to sum up the movie industry in one
piece of music, but I put together a cinematic classical piece that
gradually transformed into something more modern before you had even
As with The You Testament that would come later,
it wasn't easy to attach a piece of music to a spiritual game about life
on a desert island. The simplest beats are the easiest to get wrong, but I
just about pulled it off with this composition of tribal drums and primal
Sure Shot 3D (1.1mb)
The upbeat military theme I put together for this 3D
remake of Sure Shot was the first (and only) time my music was
praised by a reviewer, so I must have been doing something right!
It had the additional bonus of sounding like a wrestling theme from the
80's, so it came in handy for future projects too...
"coolest" piece of music I ever composed, 2004's Popscene theme was
so good that it still held up in the 2008 remake. It was a particularly
unlikely success story since I had never composed a piece of music for
anything other than a boisterous fighting game until then!
In the short time that its appeal
lasted, The MDickie Show did capture the imaginations of some people.
The speech-laden gameplay was a treat for editors, and a couple of underground musicians even went so far
as to put the the words to music! Vengeful Blessings took
my so-so George Bush impression and somehow squeezed it onto their
The MDickie Show (2.2mb)
My early theme tunes were a little repetitive since
they were largely about the same subject matter, but this one just about
stood out from the crowd. The simple drums and guitars made for a nice TV
jingle as well as the main song itself...
Big BumpZ (2.2mb)
For small and simple game, Big BumpZ came
packing a decent and recognizable theme tune. It wasn't dissimilar to that
of Steve Austin during his WWF heyday and came in handy for future
Federation Online (1.8mb)
Staring at the prospect of having my games published
for the first time in 2002, I had to come up with a theme tune for
Federation Wrestling/Booker that went with everything else I had made
myself. As fate would have it, I had the good fortune to accidentally
knock up a decent tune by randomly twiddling knobs in some drum & bass
music software! It wasn't perfect, but it was certainly the biggest and
best composition I could ever imagine making at the time - and from then
on I would always be responsible for making my own music...
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