Daniel Bernstein

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Daniel Bernstein
Birth Place Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Nationality American   USA.svg
Website danielbernsteinmusic.com

Daniel Bernstein is a composer for video games and movies. Born in Leningrad in the Soviet Union (now part of Russia), he received a B.S. in computer science and an M.A. in music composition from the University of Virginia. Bernstein started in games in 1996 "working in development and sound design". He has also worked as a composer for Monolith Productions where he collaborated with Guy Whitmore on titles such as Blood and Claw. Outside of video games, he also wrote the soundtrack for short movies (Kansas in 1998 and Maid of Honor in 1999).

Changing career, he joined WildTangent as the Director of Product Strategy, and later left in 2002 to create Sandlot Games.

While still acting as Sandlot's CEO, he returned to composition with the soundtrack to The Penitent Man in 2010.

Music Development

For his MIDI work, Bernstein used Cakewalk. On Shogo: Mobile Armour Division and Blood II: The Chosen, he used DirectMusic Producer.


Released Title Sample Notes
1996-11-19 MultiPlayer BattleTech: Solaris (W16)
1997-03-07 Blood (DOS)
With Guy Whitmore
1997-09-30 Claw (W16) With Guy Whitmore
1998-02-28 Air Warrior II (W16)
1998-07-31 Get Medieval (W16) With Guy Whitmore
1998-09-30 Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (W32)
With Guy Whitmore
1998-10-31 Blood II: The Chosen (W32)
With Guy Whitmore
2002-12-?? Blasterball 2: Revolution (W32)
2003-02-20 Haunted Childhood (DOS)
2003-11-15 Tradewinds (W32)
2004-06-30 Super Granny (W32)
2004-11-15 Snail Mail (W32)
2004-12-?? Blasterball 2: Holidays (W32)
2005-02-04 Barnyard Invasion (W32)
2005-04-05 Tradewinds 2 (W32)
2005-09-22 Incrediball: The Seven Sapphires (W32)
2005-10-09 Granny in Paradise (W32)
2006-02-28 Cake Mania (W32)
2006-09-30 Glyph (W32)
2006-11-14 Westward (W32)
2006-12-11 Super Granny 3 (W32)
2007-04-09 Cake Mania (NDS)
2007-09-04 Cake Mania 2: Jill's Next Adventure! (W32)
2007-12-12 Super Granny 4 (W32)
2008-03-24 Westward II: Heroes of the Frontier (W32)
2008-05-05 Eye for Design (W32)
2008-06-24 Cake Mania 2: Jill's Next Adventure! (NDS)
2008-10-01 Cake Mania 3 (W32)
2008-10-17 Cake Mania: Baker's Challenge (PS2)
2008-10-12 Cake Mania: Baker's Challenge (PSP)
2008-12-20 Westward III: Gold Rush (W32)
2009-06-28 Kuros (W32)
2009-10-13 Cake Mania 3 (NDS)
2009-11-09 Westward IV: All Aboard (W32)
2010-01-25 Rasputin's Curse (W32)
2014-08-01 Eternium (AND) (Mage and Minions) With Alexandr Zhelanov and Terry Devine-King