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  Unlock Audio Partners with Chicago’s Periscope Post & Audio
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

Chicago, IL (May 30, 2020) – Today, Chicago’s Unlock Audio proudly announces a new partnership with Periscope Post & Audio, a full service post production and audio recording company with facilities in Chicago and West Hollywood, California. The partnership signals Unlock Audio and Periscope’s commitment to delivering the most cutting-edge video game audio in the industry.


Periscope Post & Audio and Unlock Audio will highlight and expand the following services:


  • Music Composition

  • Sound Design

  • Foley

  • Voice Recording

  • Audio Implementation

  • Sound Editorial

  • Surround Mixing

  • Audio Creative Consultation


At Unlock Audio, we believe in creating audioscapes that support the developer's vision and incite emotion from players,” said Elliot Callighan, Founder and Composer at Unlock Audio. “With this partnership, we are elevating the capabilities, visibility and resources of both outlets while also giving each access to different sections of the market they wouldn't have otherwise.”


Unlock Audio was founded in 2019 by composer and sound designer Elliot Callighan. Its creative team, which also includes sound designer Chris Prunotto, sound designer/dialogue editor George Hufnagl and composer John Robert Matz, provides game music and sound production services including linear cinematics, in-game cinematics and audio implementation.


We’ve been looking to take advantage of our senior mixer and sound designer John Wong’s experience in games and Unlock Audio presented us with the perfect opportunity,” says Periscope Post & Audio owner Mike Nehs. “We see great potential in the booming game industry.”


A 20-year industry veteran, Wong brings experience across features, television, advertising and games, the latter including Netherrealm’s Injustice: God’s Among Us; Iron Galaxy Studios’ Extinction; Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, Season 2; and Ragtag Studio’s Ray’s the Dead.



Unlock Audio is a game audio company located in Chicago, Illinois. With over 35 years of combined game audio experience, Unlock Audio provides game music, sound assets, voice over, mixing, and implementation services. By aligning game audio with the larger development process, creating exceptional experiences and using transparent business practices, Unlock Audio is the ideal partner for indie and mid-level developers.



Periscope Post & Audio is a full-service post-production company with facilities in Chicago’s Cinespace and Hollywood. Both facilities provide a range of sound and picture finishing services for television, film, advertising, video games and other media. and audio recording studio located at Cinespace Chicago specializing in film, television, video games, and advertising. Recent projects include the television series Work in Progress, The Unicorn, Empire, The Chi, Fargo season 4, films Kickboxer: Vengeance, POOH: The Derrick Rose Story, Come As You Are, Teacher, and Canal Street, and advertising for Honda, Pepsi, and Groupon.



Unlock Audio

Elliot Callighan


[email protected]


Periscope Post

Mike Nehs


[email protected]


Media Contact

Garrison Krotz