Grant Kirkhope is the composer of games such as “Banjo-Kazooie” and “Donkey Kong 64” and the upcoming game “Yooka-Laylee”. He’s done a whole bunch of other games too, the ones listed above are just some of my favourites! I had the honour of interviewing him a couple weeks ago. He’s a really cool guy, and gave me a lot of good answers to my questions.
Part one is more about his job as a composer and his work, and part two deals with more personal matters. It was a lot of fun to do and I hope you guys enjoy it! xoxo
In a recent video of mine, I made a list of my fave tunes from the best video game ever created, “Banjo-Kazooie” which was originally released in 1996 on the Nintendo 64. Grant Kirkhope was the composer of these awesome tracks, and I was actually lucky enough to do an interview with him! (Visit my YouTube channel to see the whole interview here.)
Some of my fave tracks include “Atlantis” and “King Jingaling’s Throne Room” and more of those great songs we remember from our childhoods. This was a really fun video to make; I shall be making more list videos in the future! xoxo
Thanks to Miranda Harmon from Tumblr for this amazing art! Change “sister” to “brother” on this, and it hits the nail right on the head for me. (Also, I was looking at this thinking: “There’s not gonna be Banjo-Kazooie on this . . .” But then on the fourth panel, there it was, from Click Clock Wood!) How do you guys remember playing video games as a child? Were you the player or the watcher? I used to be the watcher. This is definitely how gaming started for me—watching my brother play games on the Nintendo 64! Good times . . . what was your first gaming experience?
As for always, sorry for the lack of posts recently! I’m starting up something new and I am very excited to share it with all of you! (Hint: it involves video games . . hmm . . . could this post make it anymore obvious?) Also, I’m starting to make videos. So get ready for that, world. Have a great Monday and an awesome week!
– xoxo Victoria