Hi, my name is Preston Wright.
I am a
, which means that I have a hand in recording, designing,
implementing, and mixing audio for video games and video game
trailers. Since 2020 I have been working at
A Shell in the Pit.
This website is for documenting things that I do and things that I like.
Listed below are some projects I've sound designed for. Click on one
to find out more!
"An absurd comedy slapformer set in the bizarre Northern English town of Barnsworth."
A project so fun that I am moving to Northern England to meet all the characters in person. Here's the trailer, and here's a link to the game's website. Coming out in 2024!
"It's a word game."
Gubbins is a sound designer's dream project. I worked on the trailer and subsequently directed audio for the game. We even won an award!
"A monster-taming sports adventure game where you, the coach, explore the world to find collectable 'Beasties' that can be used to play volleyball and win titles."
After 'Chicory: A Colorful Tale', I once again have the pleasure of working with the same amazing team on this new project! Here's the trailer. Coming 2024!
"A vertical climber where you get fruit, make juice, and feed the hungry beast."
My main responsibilities for Poinpy were mostly implementation, and a tiny bit of design. Here's a gameplay trailer!
"A top down adventure game in a colorbook world where you can draw on anything."
This was one of the earliest projects I worked on at A Shell in the Pit. I mainly worked on sounds for the boss fights. Here's the trailer.
"Rogue Legacy 2 is what you'd get if you mashed Rogue Legacy and a sequel together. Every time you die, your children will succeed you, and each child is unique. Your daughter might be a Colourblind Archer, and your son could be a Pacifistic Chef. Either way, one of them is getting conscripted."
Alongside Chicory, this was one of the first projects I got to design for when I started at A Shell in the Pit! In addition to sound effects for the game, I worked on the cinematic trailer as well as this gameplay trailer.
"An action adventure puzzle game where you jump between 2D and 3D worlds."
Here's the trailer.
"A point-and-click puzzle adventure game."
Here's the cinematic trailer.
"A side-scrolling run-and-gun platform video game, also known as the world's most patriotic video game."
Here's the cinematic trailer.
"An engineer with a youtube channel."
I've had the honour of helping the great Destin Sandlin bring his awesome slo-motion videos to life with a bit of sound-design spice.
Here's his youtube channel.
"A mixed martial arts fighting video game developed by EA Vancouver."
My first job out of sound school was at EA Games. I began working on UFC4 having no knowledge of the sport, and have since become a fan by virtue of extensive exposure. For a year, I mainly worked on the commentary and dialogue system, which involved many hours of listening to Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier, and Bruce Buffer. Here's the trailer.
"An animated short created by Nexus Studios."
I did not have any involvment in the original work, I merely stole (with permission) the video to use as my final project in school, where we had to pick a video and re-design all the audio from scratch. Here's that project.
* Projects where I worked exclusively on the trailer, and not on the game itself
Writing about albums I really like.
Sansa Stark photo study
Yara Greyjoy photo study
RDJ photo study
Red Pear photo study
Green Pear photo study
Sherlock photo study
Sherlock photo study
Daryl photo study
Gabe Witcher photo study
Andy Samberg photo study
A collection of cool people and websites. Check 'em out!
⦿Rob Stenson inspired me to make this website. He also plays the banjo and knows a lot about animating fonts.
⦿A totally normal article about what football will look like in the future.
⦿Louie Zong does a combination of music and animation that tickles my fancy.
⦿Tim Nielsen is a sound designer, most noted for his work on Lord of the Rings. He is also one of the founders of the Universal Category System.
⦿Anne Briggs is a farmer, builder, and educator. If you are interested in woodworking, animal-caring, homesteading, or mandolin-making, check out her videos.
⦿Tim Urban's blog has lots of thought provoking ideas with fun illustrations.
⦿Riley Mate is Pseudodudo, and creates incredible embroidered merchanidise for some of my favourite bands. He also has a peculiar fascination with portals, pyramids, and Pittsburgh.
⦿Tiana Dueck is cultivating cool internet communities and has a neat website.
⦿George Collier does transcriptions of extraordinary musical performances. You can watch the videos where the performance and transcription are shown simultaniously, and also download the transcriptions for free on his website.
⦿Funklet is a neat site for studying old funky drum patterns. You can also create your own.
⦿Nicky Case's blog has some really neat interactive explanations on game theory.
⦿Goodhertz is an audio plugin company and I enjoy reading their blog, Tonal. It has great interviews and behind-the-scenes content.
⦿James Edmondson is the creator of OHNO type and his blog is awesome if you have any interest in type design.
⦿Aimee Nolte has, in my opinion, the best piano lessons that you can find on Youtube.