Jochen Heß

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Jochen Heß
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Nationality German   Germany.svg
  • Jochen Hess

Jochen Heß is a German video game composer and programmer who often worked together with Ekkehard Heß and Norbert Schmidt under the group name Palladix. Their first known credit is for programming the game Prospektor in GW-BASIC for Happy-Computer 7/88, which has only minimum PC Speaker sound. Their second known credit is for Rock'n Roll (DOS).

On a few games, Jochen Heß also did additional programming, wrote manuals and dialogue. He worked for a company called Parsec Entertainment Software in 1992 and for Freelance Development in 1993 and 1994. He seemed to prefer composing his own music, as almost all of the DOS games which he composed for but were also available on other platforms have completely different music from the other versions. In much of his music, disco, jazz and medieval can be heard.

Music Development


Heß co-developed Palladix Music System and used formats supported by it.


Released Title Sample
1990-??-?? Rock'n Roll (DOS)
1991-??-?? MadTV (DOS)
1992-??-?? Catch'em (DOS)
1992-??-?? On The Road (DOS)
1992-??-?? The Spoils Of War (DOS)
1993-??-?? Cannonade (DOS)
1993-??-?? Das Telekommando kehrt zurück (DOS)
1993-??-?? Freak Out (DOS)
1993-??-?? Heirs To The Throne (DOS)
1993-??-?? Spheroids (DOS)
1994-??-?? Backstage (DOS)
1994-??-?? Bi-Fi Roll: Action in Hollywood (DOS)
1994-??-?? Captain Zins (DOS)
1994-??-?? Magic of Endoria (DOS)
1995-??-?? Dunkle Schatten (DOS)
1995-??-?? Falsches Spiel mit Eddie M. (DOS)
1995-??-?? Hilfe für Amajambere (DOS)
1995-??-?? Jeff Jet - Abenteuer Infohighway (DOS)
1995-??-?? Wissoll-Circus-Trophy (DOS)
1997-??-?? Die Enviro-Kids greifen ein (DOS)