A university graduate from Glamorgan university, I achieved a 2.2 BA Hons in Popular Music. My dissertation was about the interactivity of music within interactive media, however focusing on video games composition in particular. Through the past 2 years I have worked on a few different projects ranging from side scrolling shooters (Ragnarok Arena Remastered), first person shooters (Fps Terminator) and fun platformers (Thread Bear). All projects with different needs and styles. With the compositional experience in composing for multiple different genre of games and projects I am able to compose in any style or genre. With over 6 years of experience in musical education including school, college and university and not only working within the indie games industry but also 2D animation cartoons I am able to adapt to any and all types of media. If you are interested in my services for commercial or none commercial productions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 8 2011, 6:37am says:

Its a Indie game not a mod :)

+1 vote   media: Screenshot
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Mar 2 2011, 5:13am says:

Keep a eye on this space!!! New happenings are in the workings!!
Find out more soon.

+1 vote   game: Elementary School Warfare
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Nov 23 2010, 9:03am replied:

On principle? Care to share that principle with the rest of the community? That is the funniest thing I have ever heard, or maybe it is not.

+1 vote   article: Top 5 Reasons You Should Vote For Digitanks
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Nov 23 2010, 9:02am replied:

Omg how old are you, he is not telling anyone to do anything. I think this was if anything a really original approach to trying to sell his product to us. Good work on the post and keep up the good work on the game.

+1 vote   article: Top 5 Reasons You Should Vote For Digitanks
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Nov 23 2010, 8:06am replied:

Thanks for your great crit man, I will be sure to pass that info on to Kevin if he has not already seen your post. I am really glad that you enjoyed the Alpha and really do hope you play the next Alpha in the coming months.

+1 vote   game: FPS Terminator
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Nov 22 2010, 8:45am replied:

Ok I do not know if you understand the concept of a alpha release, especially a proof of concept alpha release. The alpha is what it says on the tin, it is the bones of a game the skeleton if you will, hence no objectives yet, to dark levels with lack of lighting, the lack as you say of weapons and obviously the funniest criticism I think you made graphic sets are way to high which by the way was to test to see how far we could push the boundaries of the graphics to see what peoples computers were capable of.

An alpha is not a finished product and considering the amount of work Kevin has done since the release of the alpha I think we should be thanking him for making a really fantastic game for us all to play. The release of the next alpha which by the way for your clumped out old machine might actually be playable you will experience new changes in the design and mechanics of the game.

Hope this answers your post

Kind Regards

Thom Maggs

Original Studios

+4 votes   game: FPS Terminator
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Nov 21 2010, 12:24pm replied:

As for releasing the sound track on iTunes I am sure that is possible and I will look into it. Thank you for the great response and please stay tuned for more content game and music related that will follow in the coming months.

+1 vote   media: Future War - Music arranged by Thom Maggs
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Nov 20 2010, 12:30pm says:

Ty you for your nice responses guys there will be more coming your way soon!

+2 votes   media: Future War - Music arranged by Thom Maggs
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Nov 20 2010, 12:30pm replied:

I have always been doing the music mate ever since the first trailer for the game Youtube.com thats the first track I composed. Ben is mostly handling the sound effects for the game but being such good mates we are collaborating on the music as well. Most of the composition will be handled by me, but Ben is doing some bits too.

+1 vote   media: Future War - Music arranged by Thom Maggs
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Oct 29 2010, 8:37pm says:

Hey guys I am sorry but atm we have halted production on Elementary School Warfare as our Fps Terminator title is no 1 priority at the moment but go and check out the progress we are making on it Moddb.com

Do not fear though we have plans to come back to ESW as we all epically love this title and plan on finishing it for you all.

Thanks for all your support

Thom Maggs

Original Studios

+2 votes   game: Elementary School Warfare
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Sep 22 2010, 11:12am replied:

Not dead just busy with stuff we are going to look for more members to speed up the production in the next few weeks so keep a eye out people on the forums and our page.

+1 vote   game: Elementary School Warfare
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Aug 31 2010, 6:14am replied:

Hey buddy we will be updating soon, we have all been working full time and although this game is a driving passion for us we also need to earn money. This said we are now getting back on track and I am pleased to say we have a new video being released in the coming week or so and some other images and footage so stay tuned.

+2 votes   game: Elementary School Warfare
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Jun 5 2010, 7:29am says:

The Unreal Link gun will be coming out of all of our screen shots soon, but the character animations and weapon animations take time. Please be patient and we will replace it with one of our many different types of arsenal that we are implementing in Elementary School Warfare

+1 vote   article: Completely New Character Model
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Jun 4 2010, 7:13pm replied:

Lol we decided that the unreal engine was a far more appropriate engine for our needs, I can not say that I am a big source fan to be honest. But thanks for your great comment.

+3 votes   game: Elementary School Warfare
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Jun 1 2010, 11:16am says:

Are you joking its a side scroller you idiot why would there be a forth wall? You wouldn't be able to see as you were running through if it did. Are you really 26 or however old you pretend to be? Maybe you should go back to school.

+1 vote   media: More Screenshots, More Prizes!
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Jun 1 2010, 11:14am replied:

Troll troll troll idiot

+2 votes   media: More Screenshots, More Prizes!
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Jun 1 2010, 11:13am says:

You really are a A Grade Idiot aren't you!
What have you done that is better than this? Show me and then you can criticise you cretin

+2 votes   media: More Screenshots, More Prizes!
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Jun 1 2010, 11:13am replied:

Once again go troll somewhere else noob

+2 votes   media: RA_Caverns
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Jun 1 2010, 11:12am replied:

Your a idiot troll aren't you! Go troll something else if you don't like it you child!

+3 votes   media: December 20th Media
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 24 2010, 7:49pm says:

Texture Dan are coming for those models, check out the rest of our images to see some in game content such as the trees and some instruments and some other textures for the first map that we have been playing with.

+1 vote   article: Elementary School Warfare Update
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 24 2010, 5:24pm says:

Thanks guys we like to keep you up to date and hopefully you will all get to see some of the character animations in the next week or so.

More updates still do come so keep tuned

-1 votes   article: Elementary School Warfare Update
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 19 2010, 7:24am says:

Pretty sure the melody theme is stolen and slightly modified.
I will let you know when I remember the name of the song it comes from.

+1 vote   media: Fluff Muzak
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 17 2010, 8:05pm replied:

That indeed is me, my dreads are shorter now though as they got so damn heavy and we had some really hot weather the last summer in the UK so I thought lets cut it short :)

+1 vote   member: Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 15 2010, 2:39pm says:

Thank you all for your kind words.

We hope you will keep following us as we have some really cool articles coming up in the next few weeks.

+1 vote   article: Elementary School Warfare Update (New Content and Music!!)
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 15 2010, 9:07am replied:

Yes this is a independent game.
Look at the right hand side of our profile under style, it says indie game. Thanks for your interest

+1 vote   game: Elementary School Warfare
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 14 2010, 10:40pm replied:

Wait until you see it in engine it is so bright lol!

+1 vote   media: Bench
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 12 2010, 8:57pm replied:

Well I think you might be right lol. Thanks for your support and we hope you keep watching our progress.

+1 vote   game: Elementary School Warfare
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 11 2010, 8:38pm replied:

I understood your sarcasm lol. I don't get it what on that link am I supposed to be looking at?

+1 vote   game: Elementary School Warfare
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 11 2010, 9:14am replied:

Thank you for your interesting comment.
So far so good no NSA lol, I really do not think they would care really. There are a lot worse games out there.

+1 vote   game: Elementary School Warfare
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 10 2010, 2:46pm replied:

It will indeed. We have been playing with some textures recently and there is a small screen of it on the images if you are interested in taking a look at what might be in game.

+1 vote   media: Our First Map! WIP
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs May 3 2010, 2:10pm replied:

If it is the textures that you do not like they are not the textures we are using for the game, they are just there so you do not have to look at the checker boards that would be there without them. This way it shows the perception of depth better.
We will be adding a new video of the map in the next few weeks.

+1 vote   media: Our First Map! WIP
Dreads.maggs
Dreads.maggs Mar 14 2010, 10:56pm says:

Wow Beckett good job however I am a little confused. But I am interested in seeing the in game stuff.

+1 vote   media: Live Action Video
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