Oops, cat’s out of the bag. I was hoping to delay the announcement until Magfest, but I was probably dumb to expect that.

So: I’m relocating to northern LA at the beginning of January.

Wayforward Technologies, my favorite game developer and longtime client, has enjoyed great success lately, and they have enough going on to keep an audio guy busy year-round. So I’ve made the utterly nerve-wracking choice to leave Volition, despite the incredibly good time I’ve had there, and be that audio guy.

So.. at Magfest 2010, I intend to celebrate with whichever of you foolios can make the trip out there.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Starting December 18, I’m back in the freelance business too. Street team, start your engines — it’s open season. I”m especially angling for iPhone and Flash games I can take on in my spare time, but I’m going to shoot for everything from handhelds to feature films — I want to make music and/or sounds for anything I can, and keep meeting brilliant people who love what they do.


  1. qhodave 20/11/2009 10:11:02

    relocating again must be tough, but you seem very motivated and happy about it.
    also you sem to never run out of energy, which is so inspirational ;)

    p.s. thx 4 the cumshot explanation, hehe luv that

  2. steven 21/11/2009 02:11:20

    friggin awesome! good luck man

    (now get me a job there :D)

  3. Joe Cam 21/11/2009 02:11:21

    Damn son, that’s awesome! Good to know you’re gonna be full time with Wayforward.
    Does this mean you’re the reason the new Shantae got delayed? So we can have some sexy virt goodness on the soundtrack?

    Miss talking to you man. Let’s reconnect sometime. I know you’re a busy mofo, but I miss my cuddly buddy!

  4. Gemma 21/11/2009 05:11:35

    Ugh, I hated moving house…but hey, if its for a good cause… =D

    Hooray for Freelance restarts! I’d love to say I’m ready for the scoring help you’ve offered, but have yet to enter final production. Just prepping the voice tracks right now, and final animation begins come January. I’m nervous as anything, but here goes!

    Like someone else here said, your sheer energy and enthusiasm is really very inspiring.

  5. BombBoy 21/11/2009 11:11:55


    You’re making me love that company even more.

  6. kfan 21/11/2009 01:11:59

    Congrats Mr Virt! Proud of you.

  7. steven 22/11/2009 03:11:22


    you should slap some sense into that beatfox dude and get him to hang at modshrine D:

  8. tz 22/11/2009 11:11:17

    I heard about this the other day, and was really happy about it. I wish you were available more often to talk to! :(

    Anyway, congratulations. I’m really looking forward to whatever you produce, as always.

  9. Dom 22/11/2009 02:11:34

    Woah big news dude, cool. Congratulations!

    We’ll see you at Magfest rocking out on multiple fronts. PEACE


  10. Matt 22/11/2009 05:11:28

    Good luck with moving and everything, man. With everything I’ve heard on this site, you should continue to work wonders. :)

  11. Ubik 22/11/2009 05:11:13

    Congrats man! I wish we’d gotten to hang out while you were still in Illinois, but there’s always Magfest!

  12. robsteele 22/11/2009 06:11:56

    congratulations!!! !!! !! !!! we’ll have to celebrate at mag.

  13. Bahamut 22/11/2009 07:11:16

    Aw, will miss you from being in Champaign here :( . Get back to me about DKC 2 stuff!

  14. quarky 22/11/2009 08:11:21

    That’s super awesome! I’ve got a friend who just moved to LA that I should hook you up with. He’s a screen writer.

    Also, I don’t want to hear any excuses, so get me your info for MAGFest already! >.< rawr! Then you can move without me bothering you.

  15. snappleman 23/11/2009 06:11:38

    you’re going down

  16. dan 23/11/2009 07:11:24

    what i find hilariously disturbing is that you’ll eventually come full circle back on the east coast.

    till then, i wait patiently…

  17. zyko 23/11/2009 10:11:31

    yeah but i’m happy :D

  18. Level 99 23/11/2009 02:11:34

    I will indeed be partying with you to celebrate at MAG, good sir. Congratulations and good luck on every future endeavor. This is but the start of good things for you, I’m sure.

  19. chad w 24/11/2009 06:11:21

    Congrats, Jake!

    Best of luck going permalance again. Looking forward to having a conversation with you at MAGFest that isn’t interrupted by Capoera.

  20. danimal cannon 24/11/2009 08:11:02

    Woah nelly. Very cool, clearly you need to write songs about California now, that’s just how it’s done.

  21. Adam Tierney 24/11/2009 11:11:14

    I’m so pumped to finally have you onsite, man! My favorite game composer, and now we get to work face to face. :)

  22. Inspired Chaos 27/11/2009 10:11:20

    Congratulations! The Westward suck has got you. My brother is an independent V.O. studio design and engineering consultant in LA, maybe you’re paths will cross some day. I hope we can hang in meatspace again soon, sadly it’s not going to be Magfest(wooooooorkk!).

  23. MaxFrost 27/11/2009 07:11:15

    woot, means I can finally drop by and say hello!

  24. JustSomeGuyOnTheInternetCheckinIn 08/12/2009 05:12:31

    “My NEW lifelong dream is to lead a successful funk and/or disco band”
    Is this dream on hold? :) Anyways! west coast is where it all goes down in 2012 and beyond! (the action and thrills that is)! Have fun out west. I was raised out there and kinda miss the days of swimming beneath my surfboard.

    good luck! Keep up the phenomenal music. I finally got around to checking out your Rampage soundtrack! Great stuff, mange!

  25. Rich 25/01/2010 02:01:48

    Rock on Jake!

  26. The Chet 05/02/2010 01:02:36

    If you’re ever in need of a trombone player, let me know.

    Though I don’t know why you’d need a trombone player for primarily electronic music.

    Hope you’re enjoying LA

  27. chris j. hampton 25/02/2010 11:02:00

    VIRT! come up to SB when you’re settled (else i will hunt you down!@ .. actually gotta make a trip to an accordion repair shop in glendale sometime soon here) and we’ll kick it, audioalliance style! er.. wait, well either way we’ll rock the fuck out :)

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