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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Let's Break It Down! How Sound Is Overwatch's Most Important Asset

Back at GDC 2016, game maker Blizzard held a panel titled “The Elusive Goal: Play By Sound” about their then upcoming video game set to be released later that year. That game, Blizzard’s first new IP in over 17 years, was “Overwatch”. A lot has happened since this original foray into their new project. That panel got some initial press, but lo...
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