Robert Prince (video game composer)
|Birth name||Robert Caskin Prince III|
|Also known as||Bobby Prince|
|Genres||Video game music, film score|
Robert C. Prince III, also known as Bobby Prince, is an American composer and sound designer. He has worked as an independent contractor for several gaming companies, most notably id Software and Apogee/3D Realms. Some of his most notable work includes Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Doom II, Duke Nukem II and Duke Nukem 3D.
Early life and education
Prince is a lawyer who passed the bar in 1980.
Prince has created music and sound effects for Commander Keen 4–6, Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure, Pickle Wars, Catacomb 3D, Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny, Blake Stone, Rise of the Triad, Duke Nukem II, Duke Nukem 3D, Abuse, Demonstar, and many other games.
Among his most notable and most enduring works is the soundtrack to the video game Doom. The Doom soundtrack grew very popular among gamers, with fans doing various cover versions and remix projects more than 20 years after the game's release. According to John Romero, a co-developer of Doom, several tracks from the game are copies of songs from popular heavy metal bands, such as Pantera and Alice in Chains.
In 2006, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by his fellow game composers.
His latest works include sound and music for the game Wrack (formerly Last Bastion).
|1991||Catacomb 3-D||id Software||N/A|
|1991||Commander Keen in Goodbye, Galaxy||id Software||N/A|
|1991||Commander Keen in Aliens Ate My Babysitter||id Software||N/A|
|1992||Night Raid||Argo Games||N/A|
|1992||Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure||Apogee Software||N/A|
|1993||Major Stryker||Apogee Software||N/A|
|1993||Bio Menace||Apogee Software||N/A|
|1993||Duke Nukem II||Apogee Software||N/A|
|1993||Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold||JAM Productions||N/A|
|1993||Argo Checkers||Argo Games||N/A|
|1993||Hexxagon 2||Argo Games||N/A|
|1994||Rallo Gump||Edge Creations
|1994||Pickle Wars||Redwood Games||N/A|
|1994||Doom II: Hell on Earth||id Software||N/A|
|1994||Blake Stone: Planet Strike||JAM Productions||N/A|
|1994||Rise of the Triad||Apogee Software||Composed with Lee Jackson.|
|1995||Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport||Argo Games||N/A|
|1995||Realm of Chaos||Apogee Software||N/A|
|1996||Duke Nukem 3D||3D Realms||Composed with Lee Jackson.|
|1996||Abuse||Crack dot Com||N/A|
|1997||Balls of Steel||Wildfire Studios||N/A|
|1997||DemonStar||Mountain King Studios||N/A|
|1998||Axis & Allies||MicroProse||N/A|
|2014||Wrack||Final Boss Entertainment||Credited as Bobby Prince|
- Starrs, Chris (November 27, 2009). "Longtime Athens musician playing Saturday". OnlineAthens. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
- State Bar of Georgia profile
- bobby prince Music Entry Point – Official website
- Artist profile at OverClocked ReMix
- Robert Prince on IMDb
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