George Sanger (musician)

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George Sanger
George A. Sanger at Blockparty 2008.jpg
Background information
Birth name George Alistair Sanger
Also known as "The Fat Man"
Born (1957-12-14) December 14, 1957 (age 57)
Origin Austin, Texas
Genres Video game music
Occupation(s) Composer, musician
Years active 1983–present
Labels Haight-Masonic Laboratories
Associated acts Team Fat, Alexander Brandon

George Alistair Sanger (born December 14, 1957, from Austin, Texas),[1] also known as "The Fat Man", is an American musician who has composed music for over 200 different computer and video games, beginning in 1983. Some of his best-known works include The 7th Guest, Wing Commander, Hard Nova, Maniac Mansion (NES version), Loom, and Tux Racer.[2] Sanger leads the band Team Fat, which also includes fellow video game music composers Dave Govett, Joe McDermott and Kevin Weston Phelan. He has also written a novel, The Fat Man on Game Audio: Tasty Morsels of Sonic Goodness,[3] described by him as, "a book about game audio wrapped in a biography wrapped in a philosophy on life."


To date, George Sanger and Team Fat have released three albums:

  1. 7/11 – based on the music from The 7th Guest and The 11th Hour
  3. Flabby Rode

Notable works[edit]

Title Year
Maniac Mansion (NES) 1990
Wing Commander 1990
Loom (an adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake) 1990
Fun House (NES) 1991
Home Alone (NES) 1991
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra 1991
Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi 1991
RPM Racing 1991
Planet's Edge 1992
Ultima Underworld 1992
Faceball 2000 (SNES) 1992
Wings 2: Aces High 1992
The 7th Guest 1992
Zombies Ate My Neighbors 1993
IndyCar Racing 1993
NASCAR Racing 1994
The 11th Hour 1995
Scene It? 2000
SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman 2002

Awards and recognition[edit]

On March 7, 2007, Sanger received the IGDA Award For Community Contribution. The award was given for his numerous programs that encourage interactive audio innovation and industry improvement.[4]


  1. ^ George A. Sanger at Facebook.
  2. ^ "The Fat Man - FAQ's". Fat Man homepage. 2006-06-04. Retrieved 2006-12-25. 
  3. ^ Sanger, George. The Fat Man on Game Audio: Tasty Morsels of Sonic Goodness (Paperback). New Riders Games. ISBN 1-59273-009-4. 
  4. ^ "2007 Game Developers Choice Awards To Honor Miyamoto, Pajitnov". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 

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