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George Sanger (musician)

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George Sanger
Background information
Also known asThe Fat Man
GenresVideo game music
Occupation(s)Composer, musician
Years active1983–present
LabelsHaight-Masonic Laboratories

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



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


Title Year
Capture the Flag 1983
Maniac Mansion (NES) 1990
Wing Commander 1990
Loom (an adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake) 1990
Swords and Serpents (NES) 1990
Death Knights of Krynn 1991
Fun House (NES) 1991
Home Alone (NES) 1991
Lexi-Cross (PC) 1991
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra (PC - title theme only) 1991
Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi 1991
RPM Racing 1991
Hong Kong Mahjong Pro 1992
Planet's Edge 1992
Ultima Underworld 1992
Faceball 2000 (SNES) 1992
Wings 2: Aces High 1992
Master of Orion (PC) 1993
The 7th Guest 1993
SEAL Team 1993
Zombies Ate My Neighbors 1993
IndyCar Racing 1993
Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon 1993
SimCity 2000 1993
Are You Afraid of the Dark? The Tale of Orpheo's Curse 1994
NASCAR Racing 1994
Master of Magic 1994
Freddi Fish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds 1994
Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo 1995
The 11th Hour 1995
This Means War! 1995
Pajama Sam 3: You Are What You Eat from Your Head to Your Feet 2000
Scene It? 2000
Tux Racer 2000
SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman 2002
Mike's Monstrous Adventure[3] 2002
Shadowbane 2003
Piglet's Big Game 2003
Putt-Putt: Pep's Birthday Surprise 2003
Equilibria 2003
Evil Genius 2004
Intellivision Lives! 2004
Scene It?: Turner Classic Movies Edition 2005
Scene It?: Music 2006
The Incredible Hulk 2008
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles 2017
Mortimer Beckett and the Book of Gold 2017
Delicious: Emily's Moms vs Dads 2017
Parker & Lane: Criminal Justice 2018
Dr. Cares: Family Practice 2018
Dr. Cares: Amy's Pet Clinic 2018
Amber's Airline: 7 Wonders 2019
The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest 2019

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]

On March 5, 2015 George Sanger received the Game Audio Network Guild (GANG) Lifetime Achievement Award.[5]


  1. ^ "The Fat Man – FAQ's". Fat Man homepage. June 4, 2006. Archived from the original on August 6, 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2006.
  2. ^ Sanger, George (2003). The Fat Man on Game Audio: Tasty Morsels of Sonic Goodness (Paperback). New Riders Games. ISBN 1-59273-009-4.
  3. ^ "George Alistair Sanger Video Game Credits and Biography". MobyGames.
  4. ^ "2007 Game Developers Choice Awards To Honor Miyamoto, Pajitnov". Gamasutra. Retrieved February 12, 2007.
  5. ^ "13th Annual GANG Awards Winners". GANG. March 10, 2015.

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