In early 1997 Michael Giacchino was approached by the newly formed Spielberg, Katzenberg, and Geffen DreamWorks Studios to score their flagship PlayStation video game based on Spielberg's summer box office phenomenon The Lost World. The Lost World was the world's first ever completely original orchestral score written for a PlayStation console. The score was recorded with Seattle Symphony and Sonic Images/UNiversal distribution released a special CD soundtrack which was sold worldwide. Since The Lost World, Giacchino has gone on to compose eight additional orchestral scores for DreamWorks, including the recently released Medal of Honor: Underground, for which he won an Interactive Achievement Award for Best Original Score. In May of 2000, the Haddonfield Symphony premiered Giacchino's first Symphony, Camden 2000. The concert took place at the Sony E-Center in Camden, and proceeds went to benefit the Heart of Camden, which rebuilds inner city Camden homes for the less fortunate. Camden 2000 celebrated the birth, past greatness, and future of hope in the city of Camden, NJ, to a sold-out performance.
Giacchino hosted a seminar discussing "Can Music Make or Break Your Game?"