Rob Hubbard

aka: John York

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English-born Rob Hubbard composed the music for more than 75 Commodore 64 games between 1985 and 1989, including Sanxion, Auf Wiedersehen Monty, Battle of Britain, The Human Race, International Karate and Gerry the Germ. During that period he also composed for other platforms, such as the Atari ST, Amstrad and eventually the Amiga.

He never really intended to write music for games. Originally he set out to write music-related educational software for the Commodore 64, but publishers (Gremlin Graphics, to be specific) turned out to like the music better than the education, so to speak, and Rob was asked to compose the soundtrack for the game Thing on a Spring. The game was a hit and Rob Hubbard's career was on a roll.

In 1989 he joined Electronic Arts, initially as a composer, he later became an Audio-Technical Director. He still claims he has not given up composing, but is simply lacking the time to sit down and write. His future plans include writing some music for a symphony orchestra.

In 2016 Hubbard was awarded an honorary doctorate of music from Abertay University in Dundee.

Credited on 151 games

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Warhawk (2020, ZX Spectrum Next) Original Music
Alloyrun (2016, Commodore 64) Sound
Super Thundercats: The Lost Eye of Thundera (2016, Windows) (Title Theme: Thundercats) Originally composed by
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse (2013, Windows) Broken Sword Silver Member
Brainpipe: A Plunge to Unhumanity (2008, Windows) Acknowledgements
I Wanna Be The Guy: The Movie - The Game (2007, Windows) Original Music Composers (uncredited)
Platypus II (2007, Windows) Music
Maziac (2005, Windows) Music
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2002 (2002, Windows) EA Media Services
Cel Damage (2002, GameCube) Special Thanks
Platypus (2002, Windows) Option Screen Music: "Flash Gordon"
Monty on the Norm (2001, DOS) Music - "Auf Wiedersehen Monty" by
Rumble Racing (2001, PlayStation 2) Media Lab
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001 (2001, PlayStation 2) Media Blitz
Knockout Kings 2001 (2001, PlayStation 2) Audio
SimCoaster (2001, Windows) Voice Recording
Adventure Pinball: Forgotten Island (2001, Windows) Technical Lead - Sound
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2001 (2000, Windows) Music
NASCAR 2001 (2000, PlayStation 2) Media Lab

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