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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The Secret Sexual Tension of Tooth and Tail’s Score: Archimedes’ Tango

When you think of real-time strategy (RTS) games, you probably don’t think of increasing sexual tension ending in a metaphorical climax, but that’s because you aren’t Andy Schatz, CEO and Lead Designer of Pocketwatch Games. Okay, for everyone’s sake, let’s back up a bit here. The above composition, arranged and written by the Grammy nominated c...
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