Awards, Nominations, Reviews and Recommendation Letters with included links to the sources.
Magnetic: Cage Closed – Indie Prize Nomination @ Casual Connect 2016, Amsterdam
Medusa’s Labyrinth – Indie Prize Nomination @ Casual Connect 2016, Amsterdam
Award for Best Technical Execution @ Swedish Game Awards 2014 for the game Magnetic (the entire game/team, not just the sound design)
Nominated for Best Execution in Audio @ Swedish Game Awards 2014 for the game Magnetic
Magnetic: Cage Closed Review [online video] by Karak @ AngryCentaurGaming
Time 3:07 – “First up is sound and it’s excellent! With depth, life, lightning, fire and choking of chlorine gas filling the failing lungs of your prisoner, all sounding really excellent! Everything from the rumble of steel containers that shuttle you to your next rectangle of life-ending or back to your room, to the tumble and rumble of items as you try to toss a metal cube half a football field away. They all really just sound excellent! It’s a great deal of special effects that are also used to solidify you in the feeling that you’re in these enclosed, or vastly open, spaces with reverb and echo used accordingly and with correct sound and channel separation throughout the game. ..Just really liked the sound!” (May 26, 2015)
Recommendation Letter: Darren Kerwin – Project Lead for Harmony of a Hunter 101% and Harmony of Heroes
“Samuel is a dedicated, hard working musician who has contributed a diverse range of music to several projects that I have directed and produced. His commitment to the project has always been incredibly high and has always delivered to agreed deadlines.
Not only is he a capable musician, but has shown great team leadership on one occasion where he supported others to complete a very complex arrangement. While this was a challenge, Samuel provided solutions, rather than problems. He worked hard, and ensured that the track was completed on time.
After the years I have worked with him, I consider Samuel an essential asset to our projects and a great friend. If you want someone with a passion, creative vision and a dedicated team player for your project, Samuel comes with the highest recommendation.” (March 21, 2015)
Review of the Album Harmony of Heroes at VideoGameMusic Online by Christopher Huynh
“A particular highlight is Samuel Lidstöm and Annmari Thim’s unique “Gift of Flight (Skyworld)” which combines several orchestral elements together with some exotic sounds alongside a soaring and grand rock arrangement.” (March 11, 2015)