music + sound design
Julie Buchanan is an award-nominated composer and sound designer for games currently living in Berlin. She recently helped ship Say No! More which was nominated for IGF's Excellence in Audio Award (2021), contributed an anthem pack for Rocket League, did additional sound design for Godfall, and made an original remix for League of Legends: Wild Rift's main theme.
Julie graduated in 2014 from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA as a Film Scoring major and Video Game Scoring minor. Afterwards, she moved to Los Angeles and interned under Henry Jackman and Lorne Balfe at Remote Control Productions. Following her internships Julie started working freelance in game audio and now has about 6 years of experience. Some of her favorite genres to work in are horror, narrative-focused, and sci-fi. She loves writing electronic music and creating creature and gore sound design. In her downtime Julie buys way more cat beds and cat trees than her 2 cats could ever need.
IGF Excellence in Audio Nomination 2021 (Say No! More)
High Score 2021 Opening Keynote Presenter
GDC Audio Summit Speaker 2021
IGDAF Velocity Scholarship Recipient 2019
Pixelles 'Career Ignite Workshop' Mentor 2020
Indiecade Media Choice Award 2017 (You Must be 18 or Older to Enter)
photo by Lawrence Jung
German Developer Award Best Sound Nomination 2021 (Say No! More)
Zürich Games Week 2022
original sound and music for "Say No! More"
Nominated for IGF's Excellence in Audio Award in 2021. You can find the soundtrack here
additional sound design
additional creature and portal sound design for Godfall. contracted by A Shell in the Pit
original music for the Amazon skill "Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots"
original tracks for Soundodger 2 including "Talk About It", "Image of August", and "Loathing"
original sound and music for the game "The Other Half". you can find the soundtrack here
original remix for LOL: Wild Rift main theme "Bring the Wild"
original music and sound design for "Cartoon Network's Journeys VR". Music & sound featured in"Beyond Beeville", sound design in "Jest to Impress", and music and sound for the release trailer
original sound design and dialogue editing for the Amazon skill "Barbie: You Can Be Anything"
Bring the Wild (Wild Rift Main Theme: Remix) | League of Legends: Wild Rift
Say No! More - Announcement Trailer | Thunderful Publishing
CN Journeys VR Experience | LET'S PLAY | Cartoon Network
The Other Half Trailer
Talks & Interviews
High Score 2021 Opening Keynote Speaker: No-ing Your Way Around Synths
GDC Audio Summit: Behind the Scenes of the Audio in 'Say No! More' (free to watch)
GDC Audio Summit: Q&A Lunchtime Surgeries
Soundbytes Podcast: Ep. 47 - Interview with Julie Buchanan
The Gaming Nexus Show: The Gaming Nexus Show talks with sound designer and composer Julie Buchanan
Gamasutra: "Using audio to emphasise the positive power of 'NO!' in Studio Fizbin's Say No! More"