Jesper Kyd Gets Bafta for Hitman
|The original soundtrack from Eidos' #1 selling videogame HITMAN: CONTRACTS, composed and produced by Jesper Kyd...
The original soundtrack from Eidos' #1 selling videogame
HITMAN: CONTRACTS, composed and produced by Jesper Kyd, has been awarded best
"Original Music" at the 2005 BAFTA Games Awards (www.bafta.org). The award honours
the best original music score within an interactive videogame, recognising
excellence in composition, production and integration.
The soundtrack to
HITMAN: CONTRACTS features Jesper Kyd's distinct blend of minimalist electronica
and dark orchestral and choral grooves. The soundtrack CD is available through
Sumthing Else Music Works (www.sumthing.com) and has garnered widespread acclaim as one of
the truly groundbreaking original albums from a videogame. "Many have tried to
turn a video game soundtrack into a musical experience. But few have succeeded
in creating a coherent, satisfying listening experience as well as Jesper Kyd,"
noted EQ Magazine.
HITMAN: CONTRACTS takes you into the mind of Agent 47,
the most ruthlessly efficient contract killer in history. Enter a world of
crime, sin and greed as Agent 47 encounters his greatest adversaries to-date.
HITMAN: CONTRACTS explores the dark psychology of killing for a living and is
the darkest, most disturbing episode in the series. Developed by IO Interactive,
the videogame is available on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.
Jesper Kyd is
currently scoring Hitman: Blood Money. For more information visit www.jesperkyd.com.
Io-Interactive (www.ioi.dk) was established in
September 1998 as a joint venture between Nordisk Film & TV A/S and the game
developer Reto-Moto. Based in Copenhagen, Io-Interactive develops advanced 3D
computer games for the global market. Using proprietary technologies, Io
products are represented on all major platforms. Since its start in 1998, IOI
have released the titles "Hitman: Codename 47" in 2000, "Hitman 2: Silent
Assassin" in 2002. October 2003 saw the release of "Freedom Fighters" - a
squad-based action shooter, set in a counterfactual present, presuming that
Soviet Union won WWII and invades USA. In April 2004 IO Interactive released the
third installment in the acclaimed Hitman series "Hitman:
Today, IOI is a part of the Eidos group, one of the world's
leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos and IOI
joined forces in March 2004 to be able to set even higher standards in their
respective fields of excellence.
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