What is a music composer?
Music sticks with you, even after the game is over
Composers create all of the background music that plays throughout the game. At PlatinumGames, a composer’s duties don’t stop at writing, recording and mixing music – they also take direct charge of how their music will be used in the game. They’re also responsible for the overall creation of games’ soundtracks.
Quality music makes an incomparable contribution to the rhythm and feeling of a game, and accentuates the emotional highs and lows of any gaming experience. Game music often lingers in players’ memories as strongly as the gameplay itself, and holds a very special place in their hearts and minds. As a composer, you’ll have a direct hand in creating these memories.
Not just composition
At PlatinumGames, we take our composers’ suggestions and opinions heavily into account when deciding what sort of music to use at each point in the game. Our composers carefully consider everything about how their music will be used, inspiring interesting approaches and calling for a strong sense of discernment that in turn allows them to realize their musical ideas to the fullest extent.
Though this focus might appear to lead to an uncompromising, inflexible stance, we strive to respect and foster each of our composers’ unique artistic sensibilities. Focusing on these individual feelings and desires throughout composition motivates our composers, and it shows in the quality of their music. PlatinumGames provides an environment where composers are truly limited only by their own imagination.