Marc Schaefgen has been making noise for games in Austin since 1990. Most notable releases include Wing Commander 1 and 2, Ultima VII 1 and 2, Turok 1-3, The Hobbit, and Area 51. Marc has been an audio dude at Origin, Iguana/Acclaim, Inevitable, and until the fall of 2008 was the Studio Audio Director at Midway Studios-Austin. From there Marc decided to partner up with Randy Buck and Jason Cobb to form The Sound Department – Austin. Notable clients include Activision/Blizzard, Arkane, Buzz Monkey Software, Certain Affinity, Gl33k, and Nihilistic.

Crimson Alliance is Announced!

The title we’ve been churning on for a couple of years has been announced, Crimson Alliance! Details can be found at the links below. We pretty much provided all sound services with a little help from our network. Thanks to George Oldziey for writing most of the music and matching our style.

Official site , Neowin , VG24/7 , Gematsu

Rock Band Update

Well we had a little set-back with our first RBN tune. Got all the authoring done, ready to submit, then found out the legals weren’t right. We learned a lot, certainly not wasted time, but a set-back nonetheless. So, working on song #2, this time the legals are all good up front. Stay tuned!

Marc @ GrammyU

Marc will be doing a presentation on game audio at the next Austin GrammyU event on Saturday 4/30/2011. Hosted by AMD at their South Austin campus, GrammyU is an ongoing educational opportunity for student members of the Recording Academy. Check it out here.