Jeff van Dyck

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Jeff van Dyck
Born 1969 (age 48–49)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Video game music, rock
Occupation(s) Composer
Years active 1992–present

Jeff van Dyck (pronounced "dike", also known as Jeff Dyck in his early years) is a Canadian/Australian video game music composer. Born in 1969 and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, van Dyck is a freelance composer, audio director and sound designer currently working with Defiant Development, on Hand of Fate (video game) and is a partner in the Brisbane based indie developers Witch Beam (Assault Android Cactus) and EarthWork Games (Forts).

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 with EA, van Dyck moved to Australia and became the composer for the popular Total War franchise of 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). As composer and audio director Total War: Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai, was nominated for the "Audio Achievement" section of the Develop awards in May 2012. In 2014 again as audio director, his team won a BAFTA for Alien Isolation.

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