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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 an Irish composer, producer, and engineer currently based in London. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Hons) from the University College Dublin School of Music in 2008 and began his career creating music and sound for short film, commercials and radio with clients including Renault, Irish national broadcaster Radió Telefís Éireann (RTÉ), and the Irish Film Institute.

In 2013, Ross began exploring the world of interactive media and video game sound. His work has since appeared in titles on a variety of platforms, including the global cult hit game Hotline Miami 2 for Playstation 4. This work was released as part of a collector’s edition vinyl box set, winning the 2015 Global Game Award for Best Audio, with nominations for a further 2 awards (2015 Golden Joystick Awards nominee: Best Audio, and 2015 Independent Games Festival nominee: Excellence in Audio).

Ross is an Avid certified Pro Tools operator, and began teaching music production and recording technology in 2009. 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. Ross remains active as a composer and engineer, with regular clients including Miloco Studios and Apple Beats 1 Radio.