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Mark Griskey (born in 1963) is an American composer who has composed for such popular games as Marvel Heroes (video game), Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords, and Star Wars: The Old Republic as well as several titles for Disney Publishing Worldwide
Mr. Griskey started his career in the early 1990s, composing music for movie trailers and T.V. promo's. In the mid-90s he stepped into the world of interactive media, composing for Atom Entertainment.
In 2001, Griskey started scoring video games, including Jedi Starfighter and Gladius, for LucasArts Entertainment. He composed some of the tracks on "The Best of LucasArts Original Soundtrack," which was named "Best Game Music Soundtrack Album of the Year" by the Game Audio Network Guild. His latest projects for the LucasArts company are the Force Unleashed 2 video game, which was released on 26 October 2010, and Star Wars: The Old Republic, an MMORPG which was released on December 20, 2011.
After LucasArts and recent projects
In March 2005 Griskey left LucasArts Entertainment to start his freelance career with a new game for Disney Interactive Studios: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The score for Narnia was well received, and led to two additional game contracts with Disney; Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008). In addition to Griskey's work with Disney, he has also scored several other games for various publishers including: Rayman Raving Rabbids 1 2 and 3; Ubisoft, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk ; Sega and Marvel Ultimate Alliance; Activision. In 2007 he composed the trailer music for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and in late 2007 Mark was contracted to compose the score for LucasArts' title The Force Unleashed and later the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.
List of Mark's awards and nominations from the Game Audio Network Guild:
|2012||Best Audio in a Casual/Indie/Social Game||Conspiracy||Nominated|
|Music of the Year||Kinect Disneyland Adventures||Nominated|
|Best Interactive Score||Kinect Disneyland Adventures||Won|
|Best Original Vocal Song - Choral||“Glory, The Galactic Republic” – Star Wars: The Old Republic||Won|
|Best Original Soundtrack Album||Star Wars: The Old Republic – Collector’s Edition Soundtrack||Won|
|2011||Best Use of Multi-Channel Surround in a Game||Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II||Nominated|
|2009||Audio of the Year||Star Wars: The Force Unleashed||Nominated|
|Best Interactive Score||Star Wars: The Force Unleashed||Nominated|
|2004||Music of the Year||The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe||Nominated|
|2003||Best Original Soundtrack Album||The Best Of LucasArts Soundtracks||Won|
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