James Ackley

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"James Ackley started working in the recording industry in 1992. He transitioned to games when he joined Sierra Online in 1995, working on titles such as Shivers and Hoyle. In 1997, James joined Monolith as a Sound Designer. Throughout his career with Monolith, he continued to hone his skills and eventually became Audio Director. Directly working on every shipped title between 1997-2009 exposed James to a variety of genres. In June 2008, James joined ArenaNet where he is currently working on Guild Wars 2."
--Working in audio for the games industry

James Ackley

James Ackley was an audio director for Monolith Productions between 1997 and 2008. His work on F.E.A.R. had him listed when the game won the 4th Annual GANG Award for Best Use of Multi-Channel Surround In a Game. He presented a talk at the EMP Musuem's The Art of Video Games exhibit entitled "A Glimpse Behind Interactive Sound" on May 3, 2013. Since 2008 he has been the audio director at ArenaNet, most notably on Guild Wars 2 and Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns. Prior to working at Monolith he was employed at Sierra Online for two years and ran his own music recording studio for a prior two. He attended the Los Angles Recording Shop as well as getting a degree in audio recording from the Art Institute of Seattle.

Games[edit]

  • Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns (2015)
  • Guild Wars 2 (2012)
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (2009)
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot (2008)
  • F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate (2007)
  • F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point (2006)
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins (2005)
  • F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon - Director's Edition (2005)
  • F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (2005)
  • The Matrix Online (2005)
  • Contract J.A.C.K. (2003)
  • TRON 2.0 (2003)
  • No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way (2002)
  • Aliens Versus Predator 2 (2001)
  • The Operative: No One Lives Forever - Game of the Year Edition (2001)
  • Tex Atomic's Big Bot Battles (2001)
  • The Operative: No One Lives Forever (2000)
  • Sanity: Aiken's Artifact (2000)
  • Blood II: The Chosen - The Nightmare Levels (1999)
  • Gruntz (1999)
  • Blood II: The Chosen (1998)
  • Get Medieval (1998)
  • Rage of Mages (1998)
  • Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (1998)
  • Blood: Plasma Pak (1997)
  • Blood (1997)
  • Claw (1997)
  • Shivers Two: Harvest of Souls (1997)
  • Hoyle Bridge (1996)
  • Soyle Solitaire (1996)
  • Shivers (1995)

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