Graduating in 2011 with a BA in Music Production and a 1st in Composition, he wasted no time in securing his first commission with Mike Bithell, Lead Designer at Bossa Studios. Together, they collaborated on Mike’s indie side-project the critically acclaimed Thomas Was Alone. Such was the popularity and demand, the soundtrack went on to receive an official release on iTunes and other online retailers. Both the game and soundtrack have enjoyed rave reviews across the board, receiving BAFTA nominations for ‘Best Story’, ‘Best Original Music’ and ‘Best Performance’ (for which it went on to win); as well as Honourable mentions from the Independent Games Festival for Excellence in Visual Design and Excellence in audio. In March 2013 excerpts from Housden’s BAFTA nominated score were performed and recorded in Holland by a live ensemble organised by Dutch Game Music. The concert was dedicated to indie games and featured a selected track from the OST expertly arranged for live performance, among pieces from Minecraft, Journey, Dear Esther, Fez, & Super Meat Boy.