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Specializes in:

Game audio

Other skills

Principal Audio Designer, Music/VO Direction, Scheduling/Project Scope

Highlighted references

• Killer Instinct
• Doom
• Sunset Overdrive

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About Zachary Quarles, MPSE

Audio director | UK

After working in the Doom and Quake mod scenes for several years, I was hired in 2000 by Wisconsin-based developer Raven Software. While at Raven, I worked on titles such as: Star Trek: Elite Force, Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast, Soldier of Fortune II, X-Men: Legends, X-Men: Legends II, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and Quake 4.

In 2006, I picked up stakes and moved to Chicago to accept the position of studio audio director for Day 1 Studios. In this position I interacted with the programming staff to incorporate audio within the proprietary Day 1 engine and tool suite, oversaw the audio “vision” for every title, worked with in-house sound personnel, created loads of content, worked with contractors, planned out work schedules and budget requirements, and generally went insane.

In 2009, I was approached by id Software to head up the audio for the latest incarnation in the Doom franchise, so I moved to Texas to create some demon sounds.

In 2012, I decided I hadn’t moved enough; so decided to head to the Pacific Northwest to take an Audio Director position at Microsoft. I loved both the organization and the area.

Now…in 2019, I took a BIG leap and moved to the United Kingdom to be the Principal Audio Designer for the Fable franchise at Playground Games! I am still figuring out how to drive on the left side of the street.


Year Project name Client Role
2016 Doom Zenimax/id Software Additional Audio
2016 Killer Instinct: Season 3 Microsoft Studios Audio Director
2015 Killer Instinct: Season 2 Microsoft Studios Audio Director
2014 Sunset Overdrive Microsoft Studios Sound Designer
2013 Killer Instinct: Season 1 Microsoft Studios Sound Supervisor
2014 D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Microsoft Studios Sound Supervisor
2013 Cloud Spin Microsoft Studios Sound Designer
2013 Ascend: Hand of Kul Microsoft Studios Sound Designer
2013 Galactic Reign Microsoft Studios Sound Designer
2012 Chapman Chapman Films Musical Sound Designer
2011 RAGE Zenimax/id Software Sound Designer
2011 F.3.A.R. Warner Bros Interactive Sound Designer
2008 Fracture Lucasarts Audio Director
2009 Wolfenstein Zenimax/Raven Software Sound Designer
2006 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Activision/Raven Software Sound Designer
2005 Quake 4 Activision/Raven Software Audio Lead
2004 X-Men Legends Activision/Raven Software Sound Designer
2002 Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix Activision/Raven Software Audio Lead
2016 Recore Microsoft Game Studios Sound Design
2017 Super Lucky’s Tale Microsoft Game Studios Additional Sound Design (uncredited)
2018 Crackdown 3 Microsoft Game Studios Sound Design
2018 Arkhangel: The House of the Seven Stars Winter Night Games Creative Director
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