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Duncan Watt

Developer Biography

Duncan Watt's career includes work in television, film, broadcasting and digital games. A seasoned studio musician, producer and sideman, Watt worked on more than 70 album projects before founding Fastestmanintheworld Media in 2005. Duncan's work appears in a wide variety of projects, including the internationally-acclaimed Bioshock Infinite (Irrational/Take-Two), the wildly-successful League Of Legends (Riot/Tencent, with 1.2 billion play hours/month, the most-played game in the world as of early 2013), Need For Speed: Undercover (EA/Black Box), Stargate Online Trading Card Game (Sony), Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway (Ubisoft/Gearbox), and many others.

Recently, IGN named BioShock Infinite and League Of Legends "Top 25 Games Of The Decade", and BioShock Infinite was nominated for Best Soundtrack at the SpikeTV VGX Awards. In addition to contract work, Watt served as Audio Lead on League Of Legends at launch, and spent two years as Senior Composer/Audio Designer at the ill-fated 38 Studios (Kingdoms Of Amalur/Project Copernicus).

Born into a family of classical musicians, Watt plays piano, Hammond organ, keyboard, drums, synthesizers, hand and orchestral percussion, electric and acoustic guitar, ukelele, harp and electric bass, among other instruments. Outside of digital games, his music is featured in summer blockbuster "Now You See Me" (Lionsgate), and appears in a number of popular TV shows, including "The Good Wife" (ABC), "NCIS" (CBS), "Any Day Now" (Lifetime), and a wide variety of My Little Pony (Hasbro) and Transformers (Hasbro) toys and apps as well.

As a voice actor, Watt is the voice of League Of Legends' fan-favorites Rammus and Blitzcrank, and is featured in Pirates CSG Online (Sony Online Entertainment), PowerGig: Rise Of The Six String (745 Studios) and AutoAssault (NCsoft), among others.

A strong public speaker, Watt has been asked to appear at many conferences and schools, including the Game Developers Conference, Montreal International Game Summit, AES, Brandeis, Yale and Berklee College Of Music.

Selected Credits
Bioshock Infinite (Irrational/TakeTwo, 2013)
Bioshock Infinite: Clash In The Clouds (Irrational/TakeTwo, 2013)
Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea (Irrational/TakeTwo, 2013)
Role: Composed, recorded and performed historical source music. Arranged, recorded and performed a number of period-appropriate piano pieces. Arranged, recorded and performed additional historical source music.
League Of Legends (Riot/GOA, 2009)
Role: Audio lead at launch. Composed original score. Voice of Rammus and Blitzcrank.
League Of Legends: Twisted Treeline (Riot/GOA, 2012)
Role: Composed original underscore.
Kingdoms Of Amalur: Copernicus (38 Studios, unreleased)
Role: Senior Composer/Audio Designer, 2010-2012
Transformers: ConstructBots (Hasbro, 2013)
Role: Composed original cinematic underscore.
Fablewood (Hitpoint, 2013)
Role: Composed original cinematic underscore.
Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway (Ubisoft/Gearbox, 2008)
Role: Co-composer/orchestrator of original orchestral score.
Need For Speed: Undercover (EA Black Box, 2008)
Role: Music creation, cinematic audio editing.
WordFu for iPhone (ngmoco, 2009)
Role: Provided all non-musical audio assets, including SFX and VO.
Brothers In Arms: Hour Of Heroes (iPhone, Gameloft, 2008)
Role: Composer, virtual orchestration.
CNN: Campaign Rush (CNN/Persuasive, 2008)
Role: Composer/performer, original music score, additional sound design.
Brothers In Arms: DS (Ubisoft/Gearbox, 2007)
Role: Composed additional score, arranging/re-scoring/virtual orchestration of trailer.
Need For Speed: Pro Street (EA Black Box, 2007)
Role: Provided additional audio services.
CNN: Planet In Peril: Animal Rescue (CNN/Persuasive, 2007)
Role: Composer/performer, original music, additional sound design.
Stargate Online TCG (Sony Online, 2007)
Role: Composed original score, engineer, producer, talent contracting.
Pirates CSG Online (Sony Online, 2006)
Role: Composed original score, engineer, producer, voice acting, talent contracting.
Rogue Galaxy (Sony Japan, 2006)
Role: Musical arrangements, piano performance for endgame song.
Auto Assault (NCsoft, 2006)
Role: Provided additional voiceover assets.
Cosmic Blobs: Pirates Treasure (Solidworks, 2006)
Role: Composed original score, sound design, engineer, producer.




Contributed by Duncan Watt (12) on Jan 03, 2009. [revised by : Duncan Watt (12)].