Not too long ago, Chance Thomas was just a performer in a cover band on a cruise ship. Now he’s an Academy Award-winning composer. If you’ve played Avatar (the video game), Lord of the Rings Online, Quest for Glory V, King Kong, or X-Men, or if you’ve seen the animated short film The ChubbChubbs, you’re probably very familiar with his music. Chance Thomas is a highly skilled and highly popular composer for video games, film, commercials, and television. His projects have won major awards, such as Oscars and Emmys, and was one of the very first people advocating full orchestral soundtracks to video games. Chance has had a long and powerful history in the entertainment industry, and he’s taken a little time out of his busy schedule to give Linescratchers an interview.