Robert Prince (video game composer)
|Birth name||Robert Caskin Prince III|
|Also known as||"Bobby Prince"|
|Genres||Video game music, film score|
Robert C. Prince III, also known as Bobby Prince, is an American composer and sound designer. He has worked as an independent contractor for several gaming companies, most notably id Software and Apogee/3D Realms. Some of his most notable work include Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Doom II, Duke Nukem II and Duke Nukem 3D.
Early life and education
Prince's best-known and most enduring work is the soundtrack to the original Doom. The Doom soundtrack grew extremely popular among gamers, with fans doing various cover versions and remix projects more than 20 years after the game's release. It is one of the most popular soundtracks on the OverClocked ReMix website.
He has created music and sound effects for Commander Keen 4–6, Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure, Pickle Wars, Catacomb 3D, Wolfenstein 3D, Spear of Destiny, Blake Stone, Doom, Rise of the Triad, Doom II, Duke Nukem II, Duke Nukem 3D, Abuse, Demonstar, and many other games.
In 2006, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by his fellow game composers. His latest works include sound and music for the game Wrack (formerly Last Bastion).
According to his brother, he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015 and had a successful operation and a colostomy. However, in 2016, doctors found another tumour in his colon. His brother has started a GoFundMe page to pay for his chemotherapy and operation.
|1991||Catacomb 3-D||id Software||N/A|
|1991||Commander Keen in Goodbye, Galaxy||id Software||N/A|
|1991||Commander Keen in Aliens Ate My Babysitter||id Software||N/A|
|1992||Night Raid||Argo Games||N/A|
|1993||Major Stryker||Apogee Software||N/A|
|1993||Bio Menace||Apogee Software||N/A|
|1993||Duke Nukem II||Apogee Software||N/A|
|1993||Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold||JAM Productions||N/A|
|1993||Argo Checkers||Argo Games||N/A|
|1993||Hexxagon 2||Argo Games||N/A|
|1994||Doom II: Hell on Earth||id Software||N/A|
|1994||Blake Stone: Planet Strike||JAM Productions||N/A|
|1994||Rise of the Triad||Apogee Software||Composed with Lee Jackson.|
|1994||Pickle Wars||Redwood Games||N/A|
|1995||Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport||Argo Games||N/A|
|1995||Realm of Chaos||Apogee Software||N/A|
|1996||Duke Nukem 3D||3D Realms||Composed with Lee Jackson.|
|1996||Abuse||Crack dot Com||N/A|
|1997||Balls of Steel||Wildfire Studios||N/A|
|1997||DemonStar||Mountain King Studios||N/A|
|1998||Axis & Allies||MicroProse||N/A|
|2014||Wrack||Final Boss Entertainment||Credited as Bobby Prince|
- Starrs, Chris (27 November 2009). "Longtime Athens musician playing Saturday". OnlineAthens. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- State Bar of Georgia profile
- bobby prince Music Entry Point – Official website
- Artist profile at OverClocked ReMix
- Robert Prince at the Internet Movie Database