Chopping Jack

Addictive Arcade Chopping

Chopping Jack is a highly addictive arcade style casual game for iOS. The main character is Jack. He needs firewood. Naturally, The player must help him to chop wood and avoid hitting the beavers.

The developer of the game requested sound effects and background music for the game. It should sound optimistic and fun but not be too dominant during game play. Originally, it was the idea to hire a voice actor for the beaver. But the budget was limited. Therefore, we had to make use of existing archived material and audio editing.

We wanted a seamless transition of the music with increasing speed and difficulty of the game. For that purpose, I composed a song that is about 5 minutes long.

The music starts out at a very low speed. Slowly, it increases in speed. After a while, it reaches up to 300 BPM and more. The developer also received a normal speed version to modify the audio material to his own needs.

I also composed the music loop for the opening screen. It is a very slow and soft version of the in-game music. In order to meet the budget, we reduced the arrangement to 4 audio tracks and shortened it to 30 seconds.

The style of the sound effects is very comical and ultra-realistic. When the axe hits the beaver, there are two sound variations of the actual scream. Additionally, I created a couple of achievements and bonus sounds.

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