I help game developers find their game’s identity by crafting a unique audio experience for their project, saving them time throughout development while enhancing a game’s narrative.

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About

My name is Jake Kargl, and I’m a sound designer for video games and musician currently based in the Seattle area. I first became interested in sound design during an electronic music course where I had to create ambient tracks with audio from non-musical sounds that I recorded. I remember making eerie soundscapes with heavily altered recordings from various things like an elevator shaft and beeping microwave. I later took a game audio course in my master’s program at Seattle Film Institute, taught by Akash Thakkar (Hyperlight Drifter, Destiny, Concrete Genie), and was introduced to interactive audio through middleware. I was immediately hooked onto the idea of using sounds that I create to construct audio systems in Wwise and FMOD that responds to player feedback.

Apart from sound design, I’m a video game music (VGM) remix artist and a percussionist who has both created and played on numerous arrangements. I attribute part of my sound design interest to my experience as a performer in my college percussion ensemble, often playing experimental music where abnormal musical sounds are explored. I have also created a few original soundtracks to games and previous media that I’ve worked on. When I’m not focusing on game audio, I’m most likely playing sports with friends, catching up on my backlog of games I want to play, or playing some tunes with my fellow musician friends.

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Credits

Game Credits

  • And STAY Out (2021)
  • Minjas: Stronger Together (2021)
  • L&F Droid (2021)
  • You’re Fired (2020)
  • Critical Landscape-Scale Force of Nature (2020)

Film/TV Credits

  • Benicio (2020)
  • Something Blue (2019)
  • We Call Them Mountains (2019)
  • Bemusement Park (2019)
  • Bored & Stranded (2018)
  • Petrichor (2017-2018)

Album Credits

  • BUDDIES: A Tribute to Banjo-Kazooie (2020, Materia Collective)
  • Golden Sun: A World Reignited (2020, OverClocked ReMix)
  • FLAMESGRACE: A Tribute to Octopath Traveler (2020, Materia Collective)
  • Future Dance Land: An Electronic Tribute to Diddy Kong Racing (2017, Materia Collective)
  • SPIRA: Music from Final Fantasy X – Besaid Mix (2017, Materia Collective)
  • Zodiac: Final Fantasy Tactics Remixed (2017, Materia Collective)
  • Stealing Spoons EP (2016)

Materia Collective Credits List

Music

Orchestral Music

Electronic Music

Contact

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