John Halbleib

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John Halbleib
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Born 19??-04-13
Birth Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality American   USA.svg
Website facebook.com/johnhalbleib

John Halbleib is an American jazz trumpet player who wrote the music to only two games: Champions of Krynn and Secret of the Silver Blades. John's sister Susan worked as a graphic artist for a few SSI games and she told the company about her brother being a musician so they hired John. After composing the two games, the company ended up letting Tom Wahl, a graphic artist at SSI take over John's place. While John doesn't do music for games anymore, he continues to compose and play music to this day.

Music Development

John says for his music composition for Champions of Krynn and Secret of the Silver Blades on MS-DOS, he used Master Tracks for the Atari ST. He said he also used Music X for the Commodore Amiga but it wasn't for his video game music. MS-DOS games he composed were arranged by the famous Rob Hubbard.

Gameography

Note: John Halbleib is credited in the PC-98 version of Secret of the Silver Blades. However, that version of the game contains all original music by Takeshi Yasuda.

Released Title Sample
1990-??-?? Champions of Krynn (A2)
1990-??-?? Champions of Krynn (AMI)
1990-??-?? Champions of Krynn (C64)
1990-??-?? Champions of Krynn (DOS) Composer
1990-??-?? Secret of the Silver Blades (C64)
1990-??-?? Secret of the Silver Blades (DOS) Composer
1991-??-?? Secret of the Silver Blades (AMI)

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