LONDON, England, Feb. 14, 2013 - BAFTA award winner and five-time Original Music nominee James Hannigan is composing an original music score for Jagex Games Studio's upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online Game TRANSFORMERS: UNIVERSE. Based on the iconic TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro, Inc., TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE puts players at the heart of battles between Autobots and Decepticons. Hannigan's original score features rousing themes recorded with full orchestra as well as a hybrid mechanistic soundtrack to reflect the heavy action-driven style of gameplay. TRANSFORMERS fans can register for BETA at www.TransformersUniverse.com.
Widely recognized as a leading composer for interactive entertainment, James Hannigan's scoring career encompasses an array of genres including popular sci-fi titles such as Command & Conquer: Tiberium Twilight, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Chris Roberts' space combat simulation, Freelancer, and several entries in the Harry Potter series. Most recently James Hannigan composed original music for Visceral Games / Electronic Arts' blockbuster sci-fi horror sequel Dead Space 3, winner of more than 15 critic awards at E3 2012, as well as new and updated themes for Jagex Games Studio's massively multiplayer online role-playing fantasy game Runescape, recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's most popular free MMORPG. In addition to scoring video games, James composes for film and television, contributing to TV series such as BBC America's Primeval.
James Hannigan's music has been recorded with orchestras around the world including The Philharmonia, Skywalker Symphony Orchestra, The Chamber Orchestra of London and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra - recording at world-famous studios Abbey Road, Skywalker Ranch and Air-Lyndhurst - and has worked with countless renowned ensembles and soloists. James is currently scoring several TV and video game projects yet to be announced. For more information visit: www.jameshannigan.co.uk.
Jagex is a multi-award winning online games developer based in Cambridge, England. Jagex specialises in the development of high quality browser-based games with supporting platform and technology. Jagex is also the largest independent games developer and publisher in the UK.
Jagex has a long-standing reputation for creating the world's best online games and for developing hugely popular, high quality, accessible, free-to-play games and for providing an unbeatable community experience for millions of players around the world. Jagex has developed and self-published over 40 online titles, including the world's most popular free multiplayer online game, RuneScape.com.