The day has come: I have gone into business for myself!
Yes, it’s true; though I’m keeping my work under wraps until I have something I’m prepared to announce to the world. Nevertheless, I want everyone to know that I’m doing well and fueled by passion for my new venture.
As for projects I’ve mentioned in the past, some are still in the works, some are on hold indefinitely, and some will re-emerge in a new form at a later time. In any case, I’m transitioning away from using this website as a portfolio, so you will likely be hearing the news about such projects elsewhere.
In fact, this may be my last update on KalebGrace.com, so I want to thank you for visiting my site and keeping up with my progress all these years! =}
P.S. If you wish to contact me, please send me a message on LinkedIn.
Life continues to go smoothly for me in 2017. I have graduated from my contractor status to become an official Disney employee, where I continue to maintain some of their most popular mobile games. I’ve also relocated to Burbank in order to be closer to the office, and I’m enjoying it so far.
Second Shot is a fantasy shoot-em-up adventure game in development by my personal studio, Spectrum Nox Media. I serve as the game’s producer and programmer, and I have a small team of friends helping me work on it. Last month, we had a successful presentation of a Second Shot prototype of at MIVS (MAGFest Indie Videogame Showcase). We had so many people wanting to play it, we had a challenge just finding a way to let everyone get a turn! It was a blast connecting with gamers and getting their feedback on the game.
Visit the website to learn more, and follow Second Shot (#SecondShotGame) on social media to keep up to date!
Circa 2012: Demos & Singles is a selection of unfinished tracks written circa 2012, as well as some finished tracks that were born around that time. Most of this music was created for projects that never came to fruition. I had planned to continue work on the unfinished business, but it is now the end of the road for most of these pieces. This album is not the peak of my music production abilities, but I had fun writing these melodies, and hopefully you will enjoy listening to them. Feedback and critiques are appreciated. =}
Post Magazine recently published an article about me titled “Going Pro: Programmer Kaleb Grace“. The article summarizes my education and life after high school, and explores the connection between my work as a software engineer and a video game music composer. I am grateful to Post Magazine and Cogswell College for the spotlight on my career thus far!
Some time has passed since the release of the Monocle Man soundtrack, so I wanted to share some of the attention it has received since then.
Nitro Game Injection, the rockin’ video game music radio show hosted by KyleJCrb and Larry Oji, featured tracks from Monocle Man not just once, but twice. Listen to episodes 245 and 247 to hear cuts from the album, as well as many other good tunes!
Monocle Man Original + Arrange Soundtrack is a chiptune game OST and remix album in one, and it’s out now! I wrote ten tracks for the OUYA launch title, Monocle Man, and they are available here in a newly mastered Original Soundtrack. Next, I got eight talented musicians to remix these tracks for the all-new Arrange Soundtrack. Finally, I included six prototype/unused tracks from beta versions of the game, bringing the total to 24 tracks. Head over to Bandcamp to listen for free, and name your own price for a download!
Last semester I created original music and sound design for a Cogswell College branding animation, which was a special project coinciding with my Digital Sound Design class. This video recently premiered on YouTube for your viewing (and listening!) pleasure.