🏆 Awarded Apple's "Top 10 Games of 2016."
"Most of us could ride a real-life bull for a few seconds tops. So bounding from animal to animal across a raging stampede is impossibly fun, bolstered by easy one-touch controls and tricky challenges. The tycoon side of the game - where you build a zoo for the cuddly creatures you've befriended - brings the experience full circle with some light, diverting strategy." ~ Apple App Store Editor's Notes
"One of the best games on the App Store this year ... an exceptionally entertaining experience that is extremely difficult to put down." ~ Touch Arcade
I created the music and sound effects for Rodeo Stampede, the runaway hit from Featherweight Games with over 100 million players worldwide.
Each of the game's ever-growing list of islands requires a new twist on the original stampede music, and I've now written cues infused with West African, Latin, and Nepalese flavours, as well as seasonal music for Halloween, Christmas and Lunar New Year updates. I have recorded hundreds of cute animal noises and I continue to program all of the sounds into the game.
Being in charge of audio integration for Rodeo Stampede has allowed me to add an exciting level of detail to the game's systems. The footsteps and impacts are procedurally generated according to each animal's weight and the surface they're running on, and I re-use many modular sound assets to save memory on older mobile devices. I also created a rudimentary "bark" AI for the animals, which responds to their mood, their proximity to other animals, and their interactions with the player. This AI helps bring the animals to life, as they react to their environment in the stampede and fill your flying zoo with intermittent grunts, screeches and snuffles.