Richard Joseph

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Died: 4 Mar 2007

A student of musical composition, piano, double bass and singing, Richard Joseph began his video games career in 1986, creating music for Palace's Cauldron II and shortly thereafter Antiriad. He takes a place amongst the pantheon of legendary video game music geniuses, being responsible for some of the most compelling tunes an 8- and 16-bit gamer is likely to remember. Working closely with great labels and developers including Palance, Sensible Software and Bitmap Brothers, Richard is the man behind the tunes from Magic Pockets (along with Betty Boo's "doing the do" sample), Sensible Soccer, Cannon Fodder and Chaos Engine.

In more recent years, Richard formed Audio Interactive and later joined Demis Hassabis; Elixir Studios as Audio Director.

After two decades contributing some of the finest music the industry has know, Richard succumbed to lung cancer and passed away in March 2007, aged 53. Video games is immeasurably poorer for this loss.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Richard Joseph's first video game work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1986 title, "Defender of the Crown" (Amiga) as Composer. Of the titles listing Richard within the credits , "Theme Park World" (PC) has been a best selling title.

Richard's most recent involvement was as Musician/Sound Effects Management on the 2004 release "Evil Genius" (PC).

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