Game Audio 101
Music, sound design & dialogue are the three main components of game audio. Each of these carries a unique set of challenges. Your favorite film may get a few repeat views, but you'll play a video game several hundred times. This fact alone presents a massive challenge for those creating the music and audio.
The Interactive Entertainment Industry is vast and encompasses many different platforms. Each one has an entirely different way of handling audio and they all require captivating content. It's not just about creating this audio content, but making it work with the software. This brings creative and technical obstacles for sound professionals.
Our creative, technical and career articles come directly from professionals working in the industry. Be sure to check the audio jobs page for today's industry positions. The page is updated daily with fresh opportunities.
Did you know that he video game industry is roughly four times larger than the Film, TV and Music industries combined? While the general public may associate video games with hit titles like Guitar Hero, there is much more to this industry. The growing interactive entertainment industry spans many genres and platforms. Here are the main areas where development is concentrated:
MOBILE - Android, iOS, Windows Phone
CONSOLE - Xbox 360, Wii, PS3
HANDHELD - Nintendo 3DS, Sony PSP Vita
WEB BASED - HTML5, Flash, Social
COMPUTER - PC/MAC Packaged Software
ARCADE -Coin-op, Leisure Products
CASINO - Gambling Machines
EMBEDDED - Toys, LCD games, etc.
Simply playing games can improve hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. No other form of entertainment has such positive effects. Keep your tuner dialed to the 101 and have some fun.