How Do Indie Games Get Their Sound?

The indie game Bit.Trip Runner is a rhythm-based platformer where your jumps are timed to the beat of frantic music. Go ahead and try playing it on mute. I dare you. Too hard? Alright, try to imagine how lacking Supergiant Games’ influential indie game Bastion might have been without the hero's every step narrated by a disembodied, thick drawl ...
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LucidSound Macrophone: Interview with Christopher Tin, Civilization Composer

Christopher Tin is a Grammy winning composer who took the path least traveled. In fact, it hadn’t been traveled at all. In 2011, he scored two golden Grammy statues, most notably one for his Civilization IV theme “Baba Yetu”. The win was a breakthrough not just for Tin, but for the entire medium of videogames, as it was the Recording Academy’s ...
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