Tommy Tallarico (born February 18, 1968) is a video game composer and musician who has worked on over 250 games, winning over 25 awards for best video game audio. He also co-created the Video Games Live concert and co-hosted Reviews on the Run which was known as Judgement Day in America. He founded Tallarico Studios in 1994 and the Game Audio Network Guild, of which he is also president, in 2002.
It should be noted he created and claims copyright to the memetic "Oof" Roblox Death Sound, first used in Messiah. He was not happy about how Roblox used it a long time without his permission. Eventually, Roblox and Tallarico settled the dispute with the sound planned to be replaced by another death sound and later resold in the Library for the equivalent of $1.
His website can be found here.
He is a cousin of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler.
Games with music by Tommy Tallarico or Tommy Tallarico Studios, Inc.:
- Advent Rising
- Aladdin (Virgin Games)
- The Bard's Tale
- Color A Dinosaur
- Cool Spot
- Earthworm Jim: Special Edition
- Earthworm Jim 2
- Jaws Unleashed
- Maximo: Ghosts to Glory
- Maximo vs. Army of Zin
- Mick & Mack as the Global Gladiators
- Monster Madness
- Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
- Out of This World (Sega Genesis version)
- Heart of the Alien
- Pac-Man World
- Prince of Persia (Game Boy music adaptation)
- Snoopy vs. the Red Baron
- Sonic and the Black Knight
- Spy Hunter 2
- The Terminator (Sega CD game)
- Wild 9