getinthedamnbox: games, sounds, and other work by Matt Surkaaboutprojectshire mecontact

Hey, I’m Matt. I used to have a bunch of text here about who I am, but I think my work is all that matters, and it pretty much speaks for itself.

For professional inquiries, please see the hire me page, which includes a link to my resume.

Everyone else, please enjoy this list of things I like. It’s tacky, but it’s also more honest than anything I’d write in a standard bio. Everything is listed alphabetically; I’m not ranking these. Here we go:


Games

  1. A Bird Story
  2. Analogue: A Hate Story
  3. Animal Crossing
  4. Aquaria
  5. Baldur’s Gate II
  6. Borderlands
  7. Braid
  8. Brittle Blue
  9. Catherine
  10. Cave Story
  11. Dark Souls 1-2
  12. Dead Space 1-3
  13. Deus Ex: Invisible War
  14. Doki Doki Literature Club!
  15. Don’t Starve Together
  16. Dragon Age: Origins
  17. Dungeon of the Endless
  18. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  19. Every Day the Same Dream
  20. Fallout 3
  21. Fallow
  22. FEZ
  23. Fire Emblem (Radiant Dawn & Awakening)
  24. Firewatch
  25. Gone Home
  26. Guild Wars 1-2
  27. Half-Life 2
  28. Her Story
  29. Ittle Dew
  30. Lacuna III
  31. Life is Strange
  32. Little Red Lie
  33. Lost Odyssey
  34. King's Quest I-VII
  35. Mario Kart (Double Dash & 8)
  36. Mass Effect 1-2
  37. Massive Chalice
  38. Master Reboot
  39. Metroid Prime 1-3
  40. Neverwinter Nights
  41. NieR
  42. One Chance
  43. Overwatch
  44. Oxenfree
  45. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
  46. Persona 4
  47. Quest for Glory I-V
  48. Revolution 60
  49. Rootless
  50. Spec Ops: The Line
  51. Super Mario Sunshine
  52. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
  53. Technobabylon
  54. The Legend of Zelda (Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, & Twilight Princess)
  55. The Magic Candle II
  56. The Talos Principle
  57. Time Fcuk
  58. To the Moon
  59. Tomb Raider (2013)
  60. Torin's Passage
  61. Valkyria Chronicles
  62. World of Warcraft
  63. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  64. Zeno Clash
  65. Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
  66. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
  67. Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

Anime

  1. Attack on Titan
  2. Code Geass
  3. Death Note
  4. Eden of the East
  5. Fate
  6. FLCL
  7. Gatchaman Crowds
  8. Gurren Lagann
  9. Kill la Kill
  10. Knights of Sidonia
  11. Land of the Lustrous
  12. Little Witch Academia
  13. Made in Abyss
  14. Mushi-Shi
  15. Neo Yokio
  16. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  17. Psycho-Pass
  18. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  19. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-
  20. RWBY
  21. Serial Experiments Lain
  22. Your Lie in April
  23. Yuki Yuna is a Hero
  24. Yuri!!! On ICE

TV

  1. Angel
  2. Battlestar Galactica
  3. Bee and Puppycat
  4. Bravest Warriors
  5. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  6. Castlevania
  7. Doctor Who
  8. Firefly
  9. Game of Thrones
  10. Gilmore Girls
  11. GLOW
  12. iZombie
  13. Orange is the New Black
  14. Sense8
  15. Stranger Things
  16. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  17. The OA
  18. Veronica Mars
  19. Westworld

Movies

  1. Blame!
  2. Brick
  3. Dredd
  4. Edge of Tomorrow
  5. Fish Tank
  6. Harry Potter
  7. Howl's Moving Castle
  8. It Follows
  9. Pacific Rim
  10. Pandorum
  11. Ponyo
  12. Princess Mononoke
  13. Safety Not Guaranteed
  14. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  15. Serenity
  16. Spirited Away
  17. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
  18. The Hobbit
  19. The Lord of the Rings
  20. Tron: Legacy
  21. Your Name

Music

  1. Grimes
  2. Marina and the Diamonds
  3. OverClocked ReMix
  4. rook
  5. Tegan and Sara
  6. The J. Arthur Keenes Band
  7. The Robot Knights
  8. Wednesday Campanella

Podcasts

  1. Idle Thumbs
  2. Playscape: Los Angeles
  3. The Adventure Zone
  4. Welcome to Night Vale

Books

  1. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (game manual)
  2. Gone Girl
  3. Harry Potter
  4. His Dark Materials
  5. Illuminae
  6. Lilith's Brood
  7. My Teacher is an Alien (series)
  8. Redwall
  9. The Hobbit
  10. The Lord of the Rings
  11. The Martian
  12. Uprooted

Short Stories

  1. Lady of the Shard
  2. Mona

Tabletop

  1. Android: Netrunner
  2. Dungeons & Dragons
  3. Magic: The Gathering
  4. PSI*RUN
  5. Race for the Galaxy
  6. Betrayal at House on the Hill

Artists, Critics, etc.

  1. Leigh Alexander
  2. Liz Ryerson
  3. rook