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IGF “Excellence in Audio” nomination for Hotline Miami 2

The Independent Games Festival (IGF) juries have announced the Main Competition finalists for its prestigious 17th annual awards, honoring the most influential and outstanding development in independent video games.

Candidates for the 2015 IGF Awards were distributed to a group of esteemed evaluators from across the industry for evaluation. Expert juries specializing in distinct disciplines for each category then selected the IGF finalists following playthroughs and recommendations from the nearly 650 IGF Main Competition entrants.

“Hotline Miami Theme” & “Bad Ending” to appear in cult smash Hotline Miami 2

Performed under his pseudonym Benny Smiles, Ross Fortune’s 80s influenced electro tracks “Hotline Miami Theme” and “Bad Ending” will be featured in the upcoming video game Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The game is the highly anticipated sequel to the enormously successful cult shooter Hotline Miami (2012), which sold over 170,000 copies in the first 7 weeks of its release.

The first Hotline Miami title was greeted with an ecstatic public and critical reception, receiving a Metacritic score of 85, and IGN awards for Best Overall Music and Best Overall Sound. Check out the official trailer here. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is anticipated for release in September 2014.

The Hotline Miami 2 official sound track album will be distributed internationally as a limited edition vinyl release, as well as on iTunes, Spotify and all major digital distributors.

“Tina” ranking in national airplay charts

Tina“, the latest single by Dublin electro outfit VANN MUSIC is making waves on national radio this summer. The single was produced and mixed by Ross Fortune, and on at the last count reached no. 7 (the only independent act in the top 50) in the national airplay charts. The track is playlisted on all major stations nationwide including RTE 2FM, FM104, 98FM, Q102, Beat 102-103, Spin South West and iRadio. Check out the official music video here.

Lonnie Reviews Shave Santa

Well-known quirky YouTuber “Lonnie” tried his hand at Bluebear Studios’ Christmas smash Shave Santa. With original music and sound design by Fortune Audio, Lonnie… likes it? Check it out here.

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Ross Fortune is a London based producer and composer. He has produced music and sound for video games, television, film, adverts for well-known national and global brands, and popular music for radio.

In 2008 Ross graduated from the highly regarded University College Dublin School of Music. He began his career as a freelance composer and creative sound designer writing music for short films and commercial campaigns for clients including Renault, Radió Telefís Éireann (RTÉ), the Irish Film Institute, and The Porterhouse Brewing Company. In 2013, he began exploring the world of interactive media and video game sound. His work has since appeared in the global cult hit video game Hotline Miami 2 and other titles on a variety of platforms.

Ross is an Avid certified Pro Tools operator, and began teaching music production and recording technology shortly after graduating from UCD. He eventually founded his own registered sound training centre Secret Sound in 2011, where he continues to coordinate music production courses in Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Logic Pro.