ABOUT JAKE BUTINEAU
Hi there! I'm Jake Butineau (He/Him), a game music composer based in Toronto, ON. For the past 5 years, I've been working with indie developers to create immersive and character-rich experiences such as Super Animal Royale, Destiny's Sword and Dune Sea. While game music and sound design is my focus, I also have experience scoring for film, animation, internet media and theatre.
I love to get invested in my projects; conceptualizing and implementing elements like environmental storytelling, subversive design/narrative and dynamic music systems gets me all worked up! I also understand more concrete ideas such as importance of workflow, source control and the player experience (or, providing the key information through audio). I usually work with my clients under a monthly retainer contract; this gives us freedom to explore our creative collaboration without the worry of when or how the budget is being spent.
I've given game audio talks at institutions and events such as: Centennial College, University of Information Technology, Screen Composers Guild of Canada and the Audio Engineering Society. I co-host the Breakfast Game Audio Club and the Game Audio Campfire. In my spare time, I stream on Twitch and create game audio discussion content! My Game Music Discussion Videos and The Game Music Podcast gathered a lovely audience of game-music enthusiastists who are as passionate about this as I am.