Ken ‘coda’ Snyder

Composer / Arranger / Sound Designer
Getting an early start in the demoscene and chiptune scene, Ken Snyder (aka coda) is known for catchy melodies and authentic retro soundscapes. From the 8-bit era and beyond, Ken has crafted soundtracks and arrangements in a variety of styles, from synth-laden nostalgic ‘80s and ‘90s jams to progressive metal, in his signature stuck-in-your-head style.

Ken has worked on a diverse range of projects including RPGs (Ancora and YIIK), VR shoot-‘em-ups (Horizon Vanguard), run-‘n’-gun Metroidvanias (Omega Strike), platformers (Grave Danger), mobile titles and web games by Dreamworks Animation. He’s contributed remixes to high-profile projects ranging from Shovel Knight and Fez to Duke Nukem 3D and Mighty Switch Force.

In addition to his work in videogames, Ken has released numerous solo albums, including the soundtrack to a fictitious PC-98 game, Tree of Knowledge, co-written by surasshu (Steven Universe). He’s also performed his music live at MAGFest and elsewhere.

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Videogame Credits
Read Only Memories: Neurodiver (TBA)
Ancora (TBA) composer
Horizon Vanguard (2019) composer
YIIK (2019) guest composer
Omega Strike (2017) composer
Grave Danger (2016) composer
VIDEOBALL (2016) composer
Paint it Back (2015) – composer
Shovel Knight: Strike the Earth! (2014) remixer
Fez - FZ: Side F remixer
Duke Nukem 3D (2013) remixer
Alter Ego: Dreamwalker (2013) composer
Mighty Switch Force 2 (2013) remixer
Llama in Your Face (2012) composer
Mighty Switch Force (2011) remixer
Stardash (2011) composer
MilkSnake (2011) composer
Meganoid (2011) composer

Original Works
Treasuria Anthology (2015)
Minimap (2013)
Tracer (2012)
Tree of Knowledge (2011)