Bobby Prince

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Bobby Prince
Birth nameRobert Caskin Prince III
GenresVideo game music, film score
Occupation(s)Composer, musician

Robert Caskin Prince III, known professionally as Bobby Prince, is an American video game composer and sound designer. He has worked as an independent contractor for several gaming companies, most notably id Software and 3D Realms. Some of his most notable works include Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Doom II: Hell on Earth, 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 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.[3]

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).


Year Title Original developer(s) Notes
1991 Catacomb 3-D id Software
Commander Keen in Goodbye, Galaxy
Commander Keen in Aliens Ate My Babysitter
1992 Wolfenstein 3D
Spear of Destiny
Night Raid Argo Games
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure Apogee Software
1993 Major Stryker
Bio Menace
Duke Nukem II
Word Rescue Plus Redwood Games
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold JAM Productions
Argo Checkers Argo Games
Hexxagon 2
Doom id Software
1994 Doom II: Hell on Earth
Rallo Gump Edge Creations
Homebrew Software
Pickle Wars Redwood Games
Blake Stone: Planet Strike JAM Productions
1995 Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport Argo Games
Zorro Capstone
Black Knight: Marine Strike Fighter SE Software
Realm of Chaos Apogee Software
Rise of the Triad Composed with Lee Jackson.
1996 Duke Nukem 3D 3D Realms
Final Doom id Software Special thanks
Abuse Crack dot Com Sound effects
1997 Duke Nukem 64 3D Realms With Lee Jackson
Balls of Steel Wildfire Studios
DemonStar Mountain King Studios
1998 Axis & Allies MicroProse
2012 Wrack Final Boss Entertainment

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Starrs, Chris (November 27, 2009). "Longtime Athens musician playing Saturday". OnlineAthens. Archived from the original on November 23, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  2. ^ State Bar of Georgia profile
  3. ^ "Influences on Doom Music". Archived from the original on September 1, 2013.

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