Jeff van Dyck
|Jeff van Dyck|
|Also known as||Jeff Dyck|
|Occupations||Video game music composer|
|Years active||1992 -|
|Piano, percussion, Novaton Bass|
Jeff van Dyck (known as Jeff Dyck in his early years) is a Canadian/Australian video game music composer. Born in 1969 and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Van Dyck is a freelance composer, audio director and sound designer currently working with Sega, Kixeye and is a partner in the Brisbane based developer WitchBeam.
He started to become known in the video game music industry in 1992, when he was working with Electronic Arts (EA) for several sports game franchises, such as the Need for Speed series, together with Saki Kaskas.
After his stint in EA, Van Dyck became the composer for the popular Total War franchise of The Creative Assembly. During his collaboration with the video game developer, Van Dyck won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award (in 2001) and garnered a nomination (in 2005). One of the games that he worked audio on as well, Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai, was nominated for the "Audio Achievement" section of the Develop awards in May 2012.
- Assault Assault Android Cactus
- VEGA Conflict
- Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai
- Total War: Shogun 2
- Rome: Total War and its expansions, Barbarian Invasion, Alexander
- Medieval: Total War and its expansion, Viking Invasion
- Medieval 2: Total War and its expansion, Kingdoms
- Shogun: Total War and its expansion, Mongol Invasion
- Spartan: Total Warrior
- Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
- The Need for Speed and Need for Speed II
- FIFA Soccer
- NHL Hockey
- AFL 99
- Sled Storm
- BAFTA 2001 Award for Video Game Original Soundtrack, Shogun: Total War - Warlord Edition
- BAFTA 2005 Nomination for Video Game Original Soundtrack, Rome: Total War
- Official Jeff van Dyck website, with music downloads.