38 Studios appoints Hodges and Pereira

38 Studios appoints Hodges and Pereira

By Ben Parfitt

November 5th 2008 at 3:50PM

Media and entertainment company beefs up audio and UI workforce

Massachusetts based media and entertainment outfit 38 Studios has announced the hiring of two new faces – with Aubrey Hodges becoming director of audio and Irena Pereira senior UI designer.

A press release from the firm reads: “With his music and sound design heard in more than 180 video games, composer and sound designer Aubrey Hodges is an audio pioneer in the video and computer game industry. Hodges is credited as among the very first to use MIDI in a video game, the first to use sound effects in an online game and among the first to use general midi in a video game. He also is cited as the innovator of ambient music design for games with his groundbreaking work on the Doom and Quake series.

“Senior UI Designer Irena Pereira comes to 38 Studios from Blizzard Entertainment, where she spent over two years working on the interface design and development for World of Warcraft and its expansions The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King. Her experience extends beyond MMOG development to include interface development and web design for online companies Hollywood Stock Exchange, Homestore Inc, and LowerMyBills.”

38 Studios CEO and president Brett Close added: “38 Studios has been able to attract phenomenal talent, and these hires continue that trend. Smart interface design and rich audio are key components of the 38 Studios product vision, and Irena and Aubrey have extensive records of exceptional success in these areas.”