Geoff Follin

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Geoffrey M. Follin
Geoff Follin.jpg
Born c. 1966
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality English   England.svg
Died 2024-05
Aliases Geoff, GMF

Geoff Follin was an English former video game musician. He was the brother of Mike Follin and the famous Tim Follin. He and Tim worked at Software Creations. Geoff could play several instruments, read MIDI software and even read sheet music.

Geoff had a musical upbringing from his family; his mother and grandmother played the piano, and he also sang in the church choir. He later started getting trumpet, piano, and guitar lessons. He attended the University of Nottingham for Environmental Biology, as he liked nature. After graduating, Geoff was working a job on a potato field, and when his brother Tim asked him about working for Software Creations with him, he accepted. As a composer, his influences include Yes, Genesis, Rush, Vangelis, and various folk music.[1] His favorite console that he worked on were the SNES because of the instrument samples they were able to use, and his least favorite being the Game Boy.

Though Geoff appreciated his fans' support over the years, he personally did not remember his music fondly, and left the industry because he wanted a more fulfilling career. He also felt that he worked quicker than his brother Tim, writing songs quicker, while his brother focused on the quality of the music.[1]

Sadly, in May 2024, Geoff lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. His passing was confirmed by his brother Tim on May 30, 2024 on FaceBook.[2]

Music Development

For the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, NES, SNES, and various other consoles, Geoff had to write the music in pure assembly.

All of these drivers were written by Stephen Ruddy, though the Software Creations SNES driver was also written by Mike Webb.


Released Title Sample Notes
19??-??-?? Sly Spy: Secret Agent (AST)
1988-??-?? Aigina's Prophecy (C64)
1988-??-?? Chester Field (C64)
1988-??-?? Psycho Pigs UXB (C64)
1989-??-?? Sly Spy: Secret Agent (C64)
1990-??-?? Baby Blues (C64)
1990-??-?? Cosmic Storm (C64)
1990-??-?? Goosebusters (C64)
1990-??-?? Puzznic (C64)
1990-??-?? Sly Spy: Secret Agent (AMI)
1990-??-?? Sly Spy: Secret Agent (CPC)
1990-??-?? Sly Spy: Secret Agent (ZXS)
1991-??-?? Gauntlet III: The Final Quest (AMI)
1991-??-?? Gauntlet III: The Final Quest (AST)
1991-??-?? Gauntlet III: The Final Quest (C64)
1991-??-?? Gauntlet III: The Final Quest (CPC)
1991-??-?? Gauntlet III: The Final Quest (ZXS)
1991-??-?? Ghosttown (C64)
1991-??-?? Gunslinger (C64)
1991-03-?? Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Taito (NES)
1991-03-?? Kiwi Kraze (NES) (New Zealand Story)
1991-09-?? Altered Space: A 3-D Alien Adventure (GB) (アルタード スペース)
1991-09-?? Spot: The Video Game (GB) (スポット)
1991-10-?? Wolverine (NES)
1991-11-?? Silver Surfer (NES)
1991-12-?? Super Off Road (SNES) (スーパー オフ ロード)
1991-12-?? Treasure Master (NES) Some music.
1991-12-?? Tom & Jerry: The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse! (NES) (トムとジェリー)
1992-02-?? Terminator 2: Judgement Day (NES) (ターミネーター2:ジャッジメントデイ)
1992-11-?? Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (SNES) Most songs, including Wolverine's Theme.
1992-11-?? The Incredible Crash Dummies (GB)
1993-??-?? The Incredible Crash Dummies (SMS)
1993-09-?? Plok (SNES)
1993-09-?? Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (SNES) With Tim Follin.
1993-09-23 The Incredible Crash Dummies (NES)
1993-11-12 Equinox (SNES)
1994-03-?? Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball (SNES)
Sound driver design and instrument samples with Tim Follin.
1994-06-12 Ultraverse Prime / Microcosm (SCD)
1995-08-?? Batman Forever (SNES)
Unreleased Firearm (SNES)
Unreleased Solar Jetman (C64)
Unreleased Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (NES)


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