Jaclyn Shumate
Interactive Audio Director


Credits Include:

Bejeweled Stars (2016, iOS, Android) - Sound Design

Plants vrs Zombies Heroes (2016, iOS, Android) - Additional Sound Design

Peggle Blast! (2014 iOS, Android) - Audio Lead, Sound Design

Peggle 2 (2013 Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4) - Audio Lead, Sound Design

Plants Vrs Zombies 2 (2013 iOS, Android - Additional Sound Design

Fable: The Journey (Xbox 360) - Additional Sound Design

Project Spark (Xbox One, Win8) - Sound Design

Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom (2011 X360, PS3, Wii) Audio Director

Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom (2011 DS) Audio Director

The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns - Again! (2011, X360, PS3, Wii) Audio Manager

Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat (2011, X360, PS3, Wii) Audio Manager

Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet (2010, X360, PS3, Wii) Audio Manager

The Princess and the Frog (Wii 2009) Audio Lead

Percy Jackson, Lightning Thief (DS 2010) Additional Sound Design

Assassins Creed: Bloodlines (PSP, 2009) Additional Sound Design

Pirates of the Burning Sea (PC 2008) Audio Lead



Bejeweled Stars GANG Nomination:

Best Sound Design in a Casual/Social Game


Peggle Blast GANG Awards:

Best Handheld Audio

Best Music in a Casual/Social Game

Peggle Blast GANG Award Nomination:

Best Sound Design in a Casual/Social Game


Peggle 2 GANG Awards:

Best Audio in a Casual/Indie/Social Game

Best Interactive Score


Peggle 2

Making the Secret Symphony of Peggle 2

PopCap invites us behind closed doors for an exclusive look at the making of the long-awaited Peggle sequel.

Russ Pitts, Polygon

"Peggle has always been defined by Beethoven's "Ode To Joy," triggered when the final orange peg on a board was cleared, but that's all changed now: Every Peggle 2 master has their own theme. I don't want to spoil anything, because the reveal for each is part of the stick of joy Peggle 2 is determined to beat you with at every opportunity.

This isn't limited to each level's bursting climax — every sound, every level border, incidental music, reactions, they're all specific to each Peggle master. Combined with the four new Peggle masters' unique abilities, it adds a greater sense of personality to a series that, honestly, never felt short on that to begin with. There's an almost overwhelming amount of production value. Example: Peggle 2 has the most aggressive surround mix of any next-gen game I've played.

Yes. We're still talking about Peggle."

Arthur Gies, Polygon

"Still, the visuals maintain a consistent, cartoony look throughout. The game is very bright and colourful, while the audio is equally impressive, employing classical songs such as The Morning Song by Edvard Grieg and Ode to Joy by Beethoven. Additionally, the sound effects are excellent, making every bonk, boop, and beep supremely satisfying. The combination of these presentational elements elevates the package above other similar products."

Simon Fitzgerald, Push Square

The Princess and the Frog

"With this game being based on a Disney animated musical, the sound would have to be nothing short of perfect. Luckily, the team has managed to pull it off flawlessly...with nothing really negative to say about the audio, you can consider it to be an audible masterpiece."


Pirates of the Burning Sea

"The sound is actually terrific, with perfect ambient noises in the cities and drunken saloons. Cannons roar, swords clatter, and muskets pop with perfect precision."

Game Revolution

"Pirates of the Burning Sea has tremendous audio, from start to finish. The sounds of the sea are so authentic that I honestly thought during one particular battle that there was a seal under my desk. The sound of waves and rigging and broadsides really helps to put you in the right frame of mind for the game, while the excellent score provides a great sense of drama to your ship fights and port calls."



Bejeweled Stars

  • Date: 2016
  • Game Platforms: iOS, Android

Peggle 2

  • Date: 2014
  • Game Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4

Peggle Blast

  • Date: 2014
  • Game Platforms: iOS, Android

Sound Design Demo

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  • Date: 2014

Princess and the Frog

  • Date: 2009
  • Game Platform: Wii

Pirates of the Burning Sea

  • Date: 2008
  • Game Platforms: MMORPG, PC


Visiting Faculty 2018-2019

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

GDC 2017

Demo Derby: Sound Design

Been There Done That: Industry Veterans Share Experience and Advice

GDC 2015

Peggle Blast: Big Concepts, Small Project

City of Music Career Day 2015

City of Music Career Day 2015

Realtime Synthesis for Sound Creation in Peggle Blast



I play the violin:

Walking Papers

Gold Leaves

Grand Hallway

Icarus Kids

I think synths are cool too:

Moog Grandmother Unboxing and Sonic Demo

Moog DFAM Unboxing And Sonic Demo

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