Matt Furniss

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Matt Furniss
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Born 1973-03-06
Birth Place Sheffield, England
Nationality British   UK.svg
Aliases M. Furniss, Mat Furniss, Matt Furnis, Krisalis Software Ltd., Krisalis Software, Krisalis Ltd., Krisalis

Matt Furniss (not to be confused with the graphic designer of the same name) is a British video game musician. His work can be heard in many Sega video games. Matt Furniss started by frequently playing video games at a shop in Sheffield called Just Micro. Upstairs from the game store was the infamous Gremlin Graphics. One day while Matt was at the shop, developers from Gremlin came downstairs and asked for playtesters, and Matt got to be one of them. At the time, he was a big fan of the works of Ben Daglish, and was given the chance to meet him. When he went into Ben's studio, he saw synthesizers and an Atari ST. Ben showed Matt Pro24 from Steinberg and gave him a copy of the software. Matt took the bus home and started using the software as soon as he got home.

Matt Furniss later heard about the Demoscenes, and he sent out his music to other companies, but nobody seemed interested at the time, which he says could have been due to his age. Then one day, Krisalis Software hired him since they were looking for a composer and sound designer. He was then interviewed and tested and by 1989 he was hired and started doing music for games.

Matt started working at Krisalis Software with Shaun Hollingworth. Since Matt didn't know programming, Shaun coded the sound drivers for his games. In 1994, he started working at Psygnosis and left a couple years later and started work for Disney. In 1998, he worked at Sony Computer Entertainment America. From the beginning of 2001 to March 2007, he worked at Health Net as their senior web application developer. From April 2007 to March of 2010, he worked at Fox doing the same job. Ever since then, Matt has been working at Gakai, a part of SCEA, as a lead developer and web technical expert.

Matt was also the main composer at Teeny Weeny Games for their Sega video games, while Marshall Parker was their main composer for Nintendo games.

Music Development

To compose his video game music for almost all consoles, Matt used drivers written by Shaun Hollingworth. To utilize the drivers, he used an untitled tracker program for the Atari Mega ST which was also programmed by Shaun. Unfortunately, neither Matt or Shaun have the source code for it. Matt created the Genesis instruments.

Gameography

Released Title Sample
1988-??-?? Toobin' (AMI)
1989-??-?? Chase H.Q. (AMI)
1989-??-?? Hard Drivin' (AST)
1989-??-?? Laser Squad (AMI)
1989-??-?? Torvak the Warrior (AMI)
1990-??-?? Badlands (AST)
1990-??-?? Botix (AMI)
1990-??-?? Castle Master (AMI)
1990-??-?? Cyberball (AMI) Arrangements
1990-??-?? Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters (ST)
1990-??-?? Klax (AMI)
1990-??-?? Manix (AMI)
1990-??-?? Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 (AMI) Unused Song
1990-??-?? Rogue Trooper (AMI)
1990-??-?? Scramble Spirits (AMI)
1990-??-?? Shadow Warriors (AMI)
1990-??-?? Space Harrier II (AMI)
1990-??-?? The Spy Who Loved Me (AMI)
1990-??-?? S.T.U.N. Runner (AMI)
1990-??-?? World Championship Boxing Manager (AMI)
1991-??-?? Back to the Future Part III (SMS)
1991-??-?? Face Off (AMI)
1991-??-?? Mad Professor Mariarti (AMI)
1991-??-?? Hard Drivin' II: Drive Harder (AMI) In-Game
1991-??-?? Hill Street Blues (AMI)
1991-??-?? Jahangir Khan's World Championship Squash (AMI)
1991-??-?? Joe & Mac (GEN)
1991-??-?? Lords of Chaos (AMI)
1991-??-?? Manchester United Europe (AMI)
1991-??-?? Out Run Europa (AMI) Arrangements
1991-??-?? Pit-Fighter (AMI)
1991-??-?? Predator 2 (SMS)
1991-??-?? Race Drivin' (AMI) Title Screen & In-Game
1991-??-?? Revelation (AMI)
1991-??-?? Rugby: The World Cup (AMI)
1991-??-?? Skull & Crossbones (AMI)
1991-??-?? Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe (GEN) (スピードボール2)
1991-??-?? The Terminator (GEN)
1991-??-?? Subbuteo: The Computer Game (AMI)
1992-??-?? Alien³ (AMI)
1992-??-?? Alien³ (C64)
1992-??-?? Alien³ (GEN)
1992-??-?? Alien³ (SMS)
1992-??-?? Chuck Rock (GEN)
1992-??-?? Cyber-Cop (GEN)
1992-??-?? Cytron (AMI)
1992-??-?? European Football Champ (AMI)
1992-??-?? Galahad (GEN)
1992-??-?? Hook (GEN)
1992-??-?? Hook (GG)
1992-??-?? The Incredible Crash Dummies (GG) (クラッシュ・ダミー 〜スリック坊やの大挑戦〜)
1992-??-?? James Bond 007: The Duel (GEN) (死闘)
1992-??-?? The Lost Vikings (GEN)
1992-??-?? Marble Madness (SMS)
1992-??-?? Predator 2 (GEN)
1992-??-?? Predator 2 (GG)
1992-??-?? Prince of Persia (SMS)
1992-??-?? Shadowlands (AMI)
1992-??-?? Shadoworlds (AMI)
1992-??-?? The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (GG)
1992-??-?? Super Smash T.V. (GEN)
1992-??-?? T2: The Arcade Game (GEN) (ターミネーター2:ザ・アーケードゲーム)
1992-??-?? Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition (SMS)
1992-??-?? Tyrants (GEN) (メガロマニア)
1992-??-?? Ultiva VI: The False Prophet (AMI)
1992-??-?? World Trophy Soccer (GEN) (Jリーグ チャンピオンサッカー)
1992-??-?? WWF Steel Cage Challenge (SMS)
1993-??-?? Arabian Nights (AMI)
1993-??-?? Battlemaniacs (SMS)
1993-??-?? Bram Stoker's Dracula (GEN)
1993-??-?? Caesars Palace (GG)
1993-??-?? Cool Spot (GG)
1993-??-?? Chuck Rock II: Son of Chuck (GEN) (チャックロックII)
1993-??-?? Double Dragon (GG)
1993-??-?? F-15 Strike Eagle II (GEN)
1993-??-?? G-LOC Air Battle (GEN)
1993-??-?? Gunship (SMD)
1993-??-?? Home Alone (SMS)
1993-??-?? The Incredible Crash Dummies (SMS)
1993-??-?? Mortal Kombat (GEN) (モータルコンバット)
1993-??-?? Puggsy (GEN)
1993-??-?? RoboCop 3 (GEN)
1993-??-?? RoboCop 3 (SMS)
1993-??-?? Sensible Soccer: European Champions (SMD)
1993-??-?? Wiz 'n' Liz: The Frantic Wabbit Wescue (GEN)
1993-??-?? Wolfchild (GEN) (ウルフチャイルド)
1993-??-?? WWF Steel Cage Challenge (GG)
1993-??-?? Zool: Ninja of the "Nth" Dimension (GEN) (ズールのゆめぼうけん)
1993-12-28 The Adventures of Kid Kleets (SNES) (サッカーキッド)
1994-??-?? The Addams Family (GEN)
1994-??-?? The Adventures of Mighty Max (GEN)
1994-??-?? Alien 3 (GG)
1994-??-?? Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure (GEN)
1994-??-?? Bubble and Squeak (GEN)
1994-??-?? Choplifter III (GG)
1994-??-?? Daffy Duck in Hollywood (SMD)
1994-??-?? Dino Dini's Soccer (SMD)
1994-??-?? Fido Dido (GEN)
1994-??-?? The Incredible Hulk (GEN)
1994-??-?? The Incredible Hulk (SMS) Sound Converter
1994-??-?? Lemmings 2: The Tribes (GEN) (レミングス2)
1994-??-?? The Lion King (GEN) (ライオン・キング) Arrangements
1994-??-?? Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (GEN) (ミッキーマニア)
1994-??-?? Mortal Kombat II (GEN) (モータルコンバットⅡ 究極神拳) Arrangements
1994-??-?? Mr. Nutz (SMD) Arrangements
1994-??-?? Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (GEN)
1994-??-?? RoboCop 3 (GG) (ロボコップ3)
1994-??-?? Sabre Team (AMI)
1994-??-?? Second Samurai (SMD)
1994-??-?? Soccer Kid (AMI)
1995-??-?? Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (SMS)
1995-??-?? The Incredible Hulk (GG)
1995-??-?? Manchester United Soccer (SNES)
1995-??-?? Monster Truck Wars (GG)
1995-??-?? Street Racer (SMD)
1996-??-?? Legends (AMI)
1996-??-?? Legends (CD32) Unused Song
1996-02-01 Assault Rigs (PS1)
1997-11-01 G-Police (PS1)
1997-02-28 NanoTek Warrior (PS1)
2009-01-02 Nonamed: The Remake (W64)
Unreleased Fido Dido (GEN)
Unreleased Bill's Tomato Game (GEN)
Unreleased Fun Car Rally (GEN)
Unreleased Hook (SMS)
Unreleased ResQ (GEN)
Unreleased Tintin On The Moon (SMS)

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