Scott Joplin

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Scott Joplin was an African-American composer and pianist, known as the King of Ragtime due to the popularity of his ragtime compositions. His best known works are the Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer.

Joplin was born in Texarkana, Texas in 1868 and died of syphilitic dementia in New York City in 1917. He was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1976.

Joplin's music was featured in many early computer games, following a revival of interest in his work after it was used extensively in the soundtrack to the 1973 movie The Sting.

Credited on 25 games

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Space Bear (2020, Windows) 'The Entertainer Ragtime'
RollerCoaster Tycoon: Classic (2017, Windows) Searchlight Rag
RollerCoaster Tycoon: Classic (2016, Android) 'Searchlight Rag'
Giant Machines 2017 (2016, Windows) Fig Leaf Rag
Chip's Challenge (2015, Windows) Composer
Viktor (2014, Windows) 'Maple Leaf Rag'
BioShock Infinite (2013, Windows) "The Easy Winners"
Slots Tycoon (2012, Android) The Entertainer
Wolf Toss (2011, Browser) Music composed by
Flower Sun and Rain (2008, Nintendo DS) The Entertainer
Saints Row (2006, Xbox 360) "The Entertainer"
I'm Only Sleeping (2005, Windows) "Swipesy Cake Walk" by
Learn to Play Chess with Fritz & Chesster 2: Chess in the Black Castle (2004, Windows) Music
Chris Sawyer's Locomotion (2004, Windows) Solace
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Triple Thrill Pack (2004, Windows) Music acknowledgements
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 (2002, Windows) Music acknowledgements
Learn to Play Chess with Fritz & Chesster (2002, Windows) Music
StixWorld (1998, DOS) Music
Quest ][ (1995, DOS) Musical score by
Richard Scarry's Best Neighborhood Disc Ever! (1994, DOS) Piano Rags Written by

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