The Portfolio of Jóhannes G. Þorsteinsson

A programmer, game developer, sound designer and a musician in north Iceland. Makes noises & games. The man behind Kollafoss Game Farm and the annual Isolation Jam.

void Ziz(); - Susannah's Soundtrack

2011

Soundscapes, recorded around 2008/2009 for an interactive (video game) project that went by the name Susannah. An experiment in how far one could go by stripping the elements of a video game down to its bare essentials of mechanics, dynamics and aesthetics, while in the meantime, showcasing the importance and the purpose of audial elements in interactive entertainment. Self-released digitally.

Set in a bleak sterile world of white, where nothing existed except disturbingly pure visuals, the game followed the avatar’s journey through the bleak levels of the world, which the soundtrack accompanied, to migrate and merge to the unknown entity which called for him.