Ben Wiley

Music

Home is Where the Heart Is

From the game Home is Where the Heart Is, this track blends inspiration from Animal Crossing and Law and Order to evoke a slow but determined search for home ownership.

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Sk8Border

Created for the game Sk8Border, this is the result of trying to make an 80's-style punk song about knocking down a wall, with the sonic limitations of an 80's-style video game console.

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Trash Island Bossa

The faster-paced second track written for Cluster Junk: The Secret of Trash Island, meant for later levels when the player has picked up speed.

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Marty McPaper: Epic Delivery Service

During a day of demoing my game to a bunch of kids at the Louisville Arcade Expo, I heard so much of the title track from Marty McPaper that I never want to hear it again. But I'm still proud of the bicycle bell used as percussion.

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In the Hall of the Mountain King

A rendition of Edvard Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" that pays a nod to the Inspector Gadget theme, which was inspired by the same work. This arrangement was written for (but never performed by) my short-lived band from high school.

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The Secret of Trash Island

A theme for the first level of Cluster Junk: The Secret of Trash Island, when the player discovers they are a box of trash lying in the Pacific Ocean. Someone told me to make it sound like Yoshi's Island but I had to throw Inspector Gadget in there...

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Composing the soundtrack for the game Sk8Border at the Montréal Anti-Fascist Game Jam (Apr 2018)