About

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I started learning bass guitar when I was 11 and soon after began learning guitar, drums, keyboards, and vocals. I’ve released over a dozen albums ranging from heavy metal to dark ambient to electronic, played live shows around Vancouver, and have collaborated with musicians such as Stefan Kozak (Mystic Forest, Eikenskaden), Robert Kukla (Arbitrator), and more. I have composed and contributed a lot of soundtrack work for video games and film. I believe tone is at least as important as melody in music and as a result I spend a great deal of time experimenting with different instruments, techniques, and effects.

My music gear includes Ibanez guitars and basses, VOX guitar amplifiers, Numark turntables, Rane Serato Scratch Live vinyl, a Korg KAOSS pad, Korg Karma synth, Roland JV-2080 synth rack, M-Audio midi controller, Boss GT-10 effects pedal, Yamaha drums, Roland Edirol USB devices, Image Line FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar X2, and more.

In 2010 I picked up a C++ programming book and began my career in game development. Soon after in 2012 I entered university working towards a bachelor of science degree in computer science which I completed in 2016. I’ve released two solo games, contributed soundtrack work to a variety of games, and founded my own startup video game studio. My game development dream is to help revive the traditional survival horror genre, but am interested in all kinds of genres as I have also had a blast contributing to RPGs, shoot em ups, VR games, and others.

My game development experience includes work with C/C++ and SFML, Lua, C#, Unity, GameMaker: Studio and GameMaker Language, and other miscellaneous engines.

Aside from personal satisfaction, my goal in music and game development has been to make something that impacts something the way my favorite works have impacted me.

I’m a 1/4 Dutch, 1/4 French, and the remaining half is a mix of English, Scottish and Irish. This accounts for my love of Trance, obscure Black Metal, and Tea. I am fluent in both English and French and if I had more time I’d love to be able keep up with studying Spanish.

In my personal time I like to read fantasy and sci fi novels, non-fiction (history, mythology, ancient European, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean culture) books, watch documentaries, go hiking, hit the gym, and argue with my friend Nic about whether green tea or coffee is better.

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Artwork by Leandro Tokarevski:

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Full Game Development Credits:

Currently In development:
2016+ – Towards The Pantheon [Lead Developer & Soundtrack Composer]
2016+ – Linked Worlds [Soundtrack Contributor]
2016+ – Tumbling Apart [Soundtrack Contributor]
2016+ – NytWalk [Soundtrack Contributor]
2015+ – Scrap Galaxy [Soundtrack Composer]
2014+ – Hypertension: Harmony Of Darkness [Writer & Soundtrack Composer]
2014+ – Scourge [Soundtrack Contributor]

Completed games:
2016 – SLAVE [Title Theme Composer]
2016 – A-Escape VR [Soundtrack Contributor]
2016 – Suicide Tricycle [Soundtrack Composer]
2015 – Overlooker 2 [Lead Developer & Soundtrack Composer]
2015 – Monster Of The Matrix [Soundtrack Contributor]
2015 – Human Meatshield [Soundtrack Composer]
2015 – Skeletal Dance Simulator [Soundtrack Composer]
2015 – Overlooker [Lead Developer & Soundtrack Composer]
2014 – Spooky Adventure [Soundtrack Contributor]

The Connorcast Podcast:

Episode 1: Interview with Michael “Garoad” Kelly (Soundtrack Composer, VA-11 HALL-A)
Episode 2: Interview with Leandro Tokarevski (Game Developer and Artist, Multiverse: A Cosmic Conquest)
Episode 3: Interview with Kjetil Manheim (Musician, Order, Ex-Mayhem)
Episode 4: Interview with Effoharkay (Soundtrack Composer, Slipstream, VirtuaWave, Aerannis)
Episode 5: Interview with Michael “Garoad” Kelly (Soundtrack Composer, VA-11 HALL-A)

Full Film Credits:

2016+ – Resident Evil: Domination fanfilm [Soundtrack Contributor]

Full Music Discography:

2017
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Stranglehold
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Grudge Match
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Kill The Memory
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Ataxia
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Face Down
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Only Revenge
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Forget You
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Conquistador
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Into The Pit
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Darken The Path

2016
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Spatial Hollow
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Main Theme for Dreamcast game SL@VE
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Eventyr
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Nemetona
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Verschollen
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Circolluis
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Liefde
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Ailenedigaeth
Yasunori Mitsuda – Ruined World [ORT Remix] (Chrono Trigger soundtrack)
Garoad – Those Who Dwell In Shadows [ORT Remix] (VA-11 HALL-A soundtrack)
Lachrymalice – From The Start
Lachrymalice – The Loss In Love
Lachrymalice – Restless Dreams
Lachrymalice – Scars Of The Past
Lachrymalice – Forever In Our Blood
Lachrymalice – From The Start (Instrumental Mix)
Lachrymalice – The Loss In Love (Instrumental Mix)
Lachrymalice – Restless Dreams (Instrumental Mix)
Lachrymalice – Scars Of The Past (Instrumental Mix)
Lachrymalice – Forever In Our Blood (Instrumental Mix)
Lachrymalice – From The Start (Synth Only Mix)
Lachrymalice – The Loss In Love (Synth Only Mix)
Lachrymalice – Restless Dreams (Synth Only Mix)
Lachrymalice – Scars Of The Past (Synth Only Mix)
Lachrymalice – Forever In Our Blood (Synth Only Mix)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – No One Left To Save
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Suicide Tricycle Theme
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Departure

2015
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Rage (Sonic Mayhem Cover)
Lachrymalice – Awaken
Lachrymalice – Komtpol
Connor O.R.T. Linning – The Return
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Aria N-na
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Manor of Avarice
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Grave of the Kings
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Shapeshift
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Overridden
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Disconnect
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Incision
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Hunt
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Called Cargo
Connor O.R.T. Linning – There Is No Forgiveness
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Narcissus
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Hunter Becomes The Hunted
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Indictment
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Into The Snow
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Freedom From Compulsion
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Thrill
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Losing It
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Reliving The Past
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Hirudinea
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Severed Approach
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Undo You
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Staircase
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Human Meatshield Theme 1
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Human Meatshield Theme 2
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Skeletal Dance Simulator Theme
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Spacecraft Soundtrack (Work In Progress)
Connor O.R.T. Linning & Others – Hypertension Soundtrack (Work In Progress)
Arbitrator – They Will Worship This Fire Of Agony
Arbitrator – Stillborn Bastard Of The Nazarene
Arbitrator – For That Which May Appease Lions
Arbitrator – Serpent Of The Styx
Arbitrator – Profaned And Perfected
Arbitrator – The Burning Sands Of His Kingdom
Connor O.R.T. Linning – The Way The World Ends [800% Slower Mix]
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Silhouette [800% Slower Mix]
Connor O.R.T. Linning vs SuenLarrenOfGod – Rebel Against Utopia
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Phantom VIR [800% Slower Mix]
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Nebulah
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Falling Out (SuenLarrenOfGod Remix)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – ConTroL (SuenLarrenOfGod Remix)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Tunnel Vision [800% Slower Mix]
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Storm Cellar (SuenLarrenOfGod Remix)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Chasing The Night (SuenLarrenOfGod Remix)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Bletchley Park (SuenLarrenOfGod Remix)
Lachrymalice – Rotten To The Core (Demo)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Behind The Mirror (SuenLarrenOfGod Remix)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Caretaker (SuenLarrenOfGod Remix)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Climbing Underground (SuenLarrenOfGod Remix)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Snowtracks (SuenLarrenOfGod Remix)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Teichoscopic Theme I (SuenLarrenOfGod Remix)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Undergarden [800% Slower Mix]
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Child’s Prey [800% Slower Mix]
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Better Place [800% Slower Mix]
Donkey Kong Country – Fear Factory (O.R.T. Remix)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Title Screen
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Tunnel Vision
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Safe For Now
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Silent Thrill
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Red Room
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Into The Well
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Heaven Lies Deep In Your Heart
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Digging Deeper
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Undergarden
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Time Is Running Out
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Overlooked (Caretaker Demix)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Better Place

2014
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Fantasy Theme 1
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Fantasy Theme 2
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Fantasy Theme 3
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Fantasy Theme 4
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Fantasy Theme 5
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Fantasy Theme 6
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Teichoscopic Theme I
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Teichoscopic Theme II
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Teichoscopic Theme III
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Teichoscopic Theme IV
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Teichoscopic Theme V
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Teichoscopic Theme VI
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Teichoscopic Theme VII
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Regenerator

2013
Connor O.R.T. vs Stefan Kozak – Hadean
Connor O.R.T. Linning – My Next Stop Is Nowhere
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Now Is Never
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Unheal Me
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Hadean
Connor O.R.T. Linning – emT [Abkanis Mix]
Connor O.R.T. Linning – ConTroL
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Falling Out [Version 91101]

2012
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Watching Our World End
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Synchrotron
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Turing Machine
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Gauntlet
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Watch Your Back
Connor O.R.T. Linning – DN38416
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Bletchley Park
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Encrypted
Connor O.R.T. Linning – dmr
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Imprismed (KINDLE Remix)
Mystic Forest vs ORT – My blood mingled with the earth’s crust (Remix)

2011
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Tunnel Vision
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Climbing Underground
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Panopticon
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Prism
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Snowtracks
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Cabin Fever
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Descent
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Third On The List
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Silhouette
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Obsession
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Caretaker
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Heaven Lies In Your Heart
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Empty Lungs ft. Stefan Kozak (Demos)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Storm Cellar
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Lockstep
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Eidolon
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Fight Or Flight
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Hourglass
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Dusk ‘Til Domination
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Chasing The Night
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Silent Thrill
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Progenitor
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Climbing The Walls
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Lockstep (Vocal Reprise)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Loose Ends
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Shoot To Kill
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Sub-Zero
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Blue Ice
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Midnightmare
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Empy Lungs ft. Stefan Kozak
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Behind The Mirror
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Backup
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Phatom VIR
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Child’s Prey

2010
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Scion
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Pulsar
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Portrait In Dust
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Mirror Image
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Rusted Memories
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Betagende
Connor O.R.T. Linning – The Way The World Ends
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Still Alive (Blue Ice Demo)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Chosen (Demo)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Biologic (Demo)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Mauler (Demo)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – DN38416 (Demo)
Connor O.R.T. Linning – Into The Abyss (Demo)
The Sixth Crusade – Peace In Brutality [Session Keys/Vocals]

2009
Novistador – September 28th
Novistador – Unsatisfied Hunger
Novistador – Memories Hurt The Longest
Novistador – Remember To Breathe
Novistador – With Every Tick Of The Clock
Novistador – Needing You
Novistador – Antidote
Novistador – Abandoned Factory
Novistador – Escape: Five Minutes And The Nemidemic
Novistador – Not A Worry
Bleak Noiz – Disgusting Failure
Bleak Noiz – Hometown
Bleak Noiz – Die Alone
Bleak Noiz – Not Even God Loves You
Bleak Noiz – Descending
Bleak Noiz – One Last Smile
Bleak Noiz – Through Black
Bleak Noiz – Crush My Lungs
Abyssmal Rust – Howls In The Night Of The Full Moon
Abyssmal Rust – Through The Mountains And Fields
Abyssmal Rust – Stormbreeze
Abyssmal Rust – From The Start
Abyssmal Rust – All I Could Want
Abyssmal Rust – The 21 Sacraments
Abyssmal Rust – Warship
Abyssmal Rust – When I Die
Abyssmal Rust – The Ritual Of The Holy Asumption

2008
Abyssmal Rust – Introduction To Hatred
Abyssmal Rust – Demonic Winter Gods
Abyssmal Rust – Time To Die
Abyssmal Rust – Sons Of Goatmen
Abyssmal Rust – Diabolical War March
Abyssmal Rust – Satan’s Cobbler
Abyssmal Rust – Rock N Roll Gas Station (Detente Cover)
Abyssmal Rust – Die In My Grasp
Abyssmal Rust – Full Metal Attack
Novistador – Deserted
Novistador – Four Masks  (2008 Re-Recording)
Novistador – Salle De La Paix
Novistador – Feelers
Novistador – Conspiracy Of Flesh
Novistador – Betrayal – Unleash The Evil
Novistador – Now It’s Over
Novistador – Now It’s Over (Bonus Clean Version)
Novistador – Column 231
Novistador – Wanderers
Novistador – Monochrome
Novistador – Constant Despair
Novistador – Lost Souls (Parts I, II, & III)

2007
Novistador – Glass Eye Part 1
Novistador – Entranced
Novistador – Stricken
Novistador – Glass Eye Part 2
Novistador – Nothing Left
Novistador – Guilt
Nefastus – Black Calls From Nether Regions [Session Drums]
Nefastus – Manifesting The Darkness [Session Drums]
Nefastus – The Lifeless Congregation [Session Drums]
The Sixth Crusade – Eternity In The Abyss
The Sixth Crusade – Sierra
The Sixth Crusade – Nightmare
The Sixth Crusade – Wait For Tomorrow
The Sixth Crusade – Rise To Power
The Sixth Crusade – Death Unlimited (Norther Cover)
The Sixth Crusade – Passion Fire Emptiness
The Sixth Crusade – Archetype (Fear Factory Cover)
The Sixth Crusade – As I Welcome Death With Open Arms
The Sixth Crusade – Ending It All
The Sixth Crusade – Fuck You
The Sixth Crusade – Restless Dream

2006
Novistador – Four Masks
Novistador – World Ruin
Novistador – Outro

2005
Chrono – Essential Winds of the Winter Night
Chrono – Grey Clouds
Chrono – Disillusions from the Night Sorrows
Chrono – Lost Intelligence
Chrono – Zeichnet Amblicke
Chrono – Forest of Illusions
Chrono – Jahreszeiten Gegangen
Chrono – Morgenfruh
Chrono – Schwarzung
Chrono – Ice
Chrono – Es Ist Sie
Chrono – Emotions
Chrono – Sirius
Chrono – Winterstar