Robert Prince (video game composer)

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Robert Prince
Birth name Robert Caskin Prince III
Also known as Bobby Prince
Genres Video game music, film score
Occupation(s) Composer, musician

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[edit]

Bobby Prince was a founding member of R&B and soul band The Jesters.[1] He was a 1LT platoon leader in Vietnam 1969–70.[citation needed]

Prince is a lawyer who passed the bar in 1980.[2]


Prince's best-known and most enduring work is the soundtrack to the original 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.[3]

He 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, Doom, Rise of the Triad, Doom II, Duke Nukem II, Duke Nukem 3D, Abuse, Demonstar, and many other games.

In 2006, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by his fellow game composers.[citation needed]

His latest works include sound and music for the game Wrack (formerly Last Bastion).

In October 2016, he was diagnosed with colon cancer.[4][unreliable source?]


Year Title Original developer(s) Notes
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
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 Doom id Software N/A
1993 Argo Checkers Argo Games N/A
1993 Hexxagon Argo Games N/A
1993 Hexxagon 2 Argo 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.
1994 Pickle Wars Redwood Games N/A
1995 Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport Argo Games N/A
1995 Realm of Chaos Apogee Software N/A
1995 Zorro Capstone 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

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