September 10, 1984
San Francisco, California
Video game developer, composer, podcaster, writer
Chris Remo is an American [1 ] video game designer, composer, writer, and former journalist. As a journalist, he contributed to the original Idle Thumbs website and later co-founded its flagship podcast in 2008. He also wrote for Shacknews and was the Editor at Large for Gamasutra until 2010. He composed the music for , Thirty Flights of Loving , and Gone Home . He co-wrote Spacebase DF-9 with The Cave Ron Gilbert. He was formerly the community manager for Double Fine Productions. In early 2014 he left Double Fine to join his Idle Thumb co-stars, Jake Rodkin and Sean Vanaman, at their new video game studio Campo Santo. [2 ]
Chris Remo began his career as a video game journalist, writing for
Adventure Gamers. He co-founded Idle Thumbs, a video game culture website, with colleagues from Adventure Gamers and The International House of Mojo in 2004. As a professional journalist, he was Editor in Chief of Shacknews and later Gamasutra, becoming Editor at Large. [3 ] After Idle Thumbs went dark in 2007, Remo revived it as a podcast in late 2008 with other Thumbs writers Nick Breckon (then of [3 ] Shacknews) and Jake Rodkin (then of Telltale Games). While podcasting for Idle Thumbs, he composed and performed "Space Asshole", a satirical song about the sociopathic protagonist of [4 ] , which Red Faction: Guerrilla went viral. He left his position at Gamasutra in 2010 to work as community manager for [5 ] Boston-based Irrational Games, ending the first run of the Idle Thumbs podcast at the same time. The show's then-final episode was recorded live at the 2010 Penny Arcade Expo. [6 ]
In early 2012, Remo returned to San Francisco to start a
crowdfunded campaign on Kickstarter to revive the Idle Thumbs podcast with current co-hosts Rodkin and Sean Vanaman. As part of the Kickstarter campaign, Remo composed the soundtrack for [7 ] Blendo Games' , a video game that would be released to backers of the campaign. Thirty Flights of Loving [8 ] [9 ] He also took a job as community manager for [10 ] Double Fine Productions. In addition to this job, he has also composed for Spacebase DF-9, an Amnesia Fortnight project, and co-wrote with The Cave Ron Gilbert. Outside of Double Fine, Remo composed the soundtrack to [11 ] , a game by former Idle Thumbs co-host Gone Home Steve Gaynor. [12 ]
2005 , tester Psychonauts ( [13 ] Double Fine Productions)
2009 Wii, composer ( Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter Planet Moon Studios)
2012 Unbearable: Or How They Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bear, composer, writer ( What Would Molydeux?) [14 ]
2012 , composer ( Thirty Flights of Loving Blendo Games)
2012 prototype, composer, designer ( Spacebase DF-9 Double Fine Productions)
2013 , co-writer ( The Cave Double Fine Productions)
2013 , composer (The Fullbright Company) Gone Home
2013 Captain Bubblenaut, composer (Pixelsaurus Games) [15 ]
2013 , composer (Double Fine Productions) Spacebase DF-9 [16 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Idle Thumbs Podcast Network (August 28, 2013). "Idle Thumbs Episode 121 "(I KNOW YOU'RE HAVING FUN BUT) I'M STILL WORKING. Idle Thumbs Podcast "" . Retrieved January 23, 2014.
^ "Idle Thumbs 144" . Retrieved 6 February 2014.
^ a b "Chris Remo Author Biography". Gamasutra . Retrieved March 9, 2013.
^ Tabacco, Doug. "About Us". Idle Thumbs . Retrieved March 8, 2012.
^ Good, Owen (October 27, 2009). "Is Your Population Demoralized? Watch "Space A-hole. Kotaku "" . Retrieved March 9, 2013.
^ Idle Thumbs (March 21, 2011). "Idle Thumbs Live at PAX Prime 2010 – Burnin' Down the Wolfman". Vimeo . Retrieved July 27, 2012.
^ Caoili, Eric (February 28, 2012). "Kickstarter drive offers exclusive game from Atom Zombie Smasher dev". Gamasutra . Retrieved March 8, 2012.
^ Hinkle, David (February 20, 2012). "Idle Thumbs Kickstarter includes exclusive game, neat artwork". Joystiq . Retrieved March 8, 2012.
^ Hamilton, Kirk (February 28, 2012). "Indie Darling Gravity Bone Gets a Sequel". Kotaku.com . Retrieved March 8, 2012.
^ Smith, Graham (March 6, 2012). "Thirty Flights of Loving tells a better story in 13 minutes than most games do in 13 hours". PC Gamer . Retrieved March 8, 2012.
^ Caravella, Vinny (January 21, 2013). "Quick Look EX: The Cave". Giant Bomb . Retrieved March 9, 2013.
^ Gaynor, Steve (October 23, 2012). "Status Update: IGF, here we come!". The Fullbright Company . Retrieved March 9, 2013.
^ Schafer, Tim (April 29, 2004). "SHIFTLESS LONERS, DRIFTERS TORTURED at DF". Double Fine Productions . Retrieved April 1, 2013.
^ "Unbearable OHTLTSWALTB trailer". Idle Thumbs. April 3, 2012 . Retrieved April 1, 2013.
^ Priestman, Chris (September 9, 2013). "Destroy all the Erflings in veteran BioShock dev's upcoming Captain Bubblenaut". Pocket Gamer . Retrieved October 20, 2013.
^ "Spacebase DF-9 Original Soundtrack". Bandcamp. October 15, 2013 . Retrieved October 20, 2013.
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