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
Website www.fatman.com

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."

Discography[edit]

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
  2. Surf.com
  3. Flabby Rode

Notable works[edit]

Title Year
Maniac Mansion (NES) 1990
Wing Commander 1990
Loom (an adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake) 1990
Swords and Serpents (NES) 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 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George A. Sanger at Facebook.
  2. ^ "The Fat Man – FAQ's". Fat Man homepage. June 4, 2006. 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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