Dan Forden

Moby ID: 3328

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Daniel Warren Forden is an American sound programmer, music composer, and the lead on several high-profile arcade and pinball games. The most notable he has worked on is the Mortal Kombat fighting game series.

Forden is best known for an easter egg that first appeared in Mortal Kombat II, where Forden's head would appear in the bottom-right corner of the screen and shout "Toasty!" when a perfect uppercut was performed. Certain events, usually involving Sub-Zero, would make him appear and shout "Frosty!". There were many gamers who saw him for the first time in Mortal Kombat II but thought that he was actually saying "Whoopsy!" because they were doing badly or because they had messed up a combo.

Credited on 60 games

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Mortal Kombat 1 (2023, Windows) Audio Director
Mortal Kombat 11 (2019, PlayStation 4) Audio Director
Injustice 2 (2017, Windows) Audio Director
Mortal Kombat X (2015, Android) Audio Director
Mortal Kombat X (2015, Windows) Audio Director
WWE Immortals (2015, Android) Audio
Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition (2013, PlayStation 4) Audio Director
Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013, Wii U) Audio Director
Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013, iPad) Audio Director
Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection (2012, Windows) Team
Batman: Arkham City Lockdown (2011, iPhone) Senior Sound Designers
Mortal Kombat (2011, PlayStation 3) Lead Sound Designer
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (2010, iPhone) Original Arcade Design Team
I Wanna Be the Boshy (2010, Windows) Mortal Kombat
Wheelman (2009, Xbox 360) Central Groups Management
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (2008, PlayStation 3) Director of Central Groups
Blitz: The League II (2008, Xbox 360) Director of Central Groups
NBA Ballers: Chosen One (2008, Xbox 360) Director of Central Content Groups
Stranglehold (2007, PlayStation 3) Director Studio Operations
Mortal Kombat: Unchained (2006, PSP) Audio Lead

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