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20 Years of Mana: Secret of Mana's Enduring Influence 21
by Christian Nutt, Douglas Wilson [08.09.13]
This week, 20 years ago, Secret of Mana was released for the Super Nintendo. What has made the game so enduring? And what inspirations does it offer to contemporary developers? Die Gute Fabrik's Douglas Wilson and Gamasutra's Christian Nutt discuss.
Audio, Art, Console/PC, Indie

Envisioning Our Interactive Audio Future 6
by Damian Kastbauer [07.03.13]
In this reprint from the final (June/July 2013) issue of Game Developer magazine, sound designer Damian Kastbauer blends narrative and design notes to craft an inspirational future vision for interactive audio.
Audio, Game Developer Magazine, Columns, GD Mag Exclusive

Advanced Audio Streaming in Unity 12
by Ben Long, Fredrik Kaupang [06.06.13]
In the midst of making a simple casual game as part of a personal jam, Ben Long and Fredrik Kaupang uncovered a great trick for streaming audio in Unity.
Audio, Programming, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet

Postmortem: Q-Games' Pixeljunk 4am 6
by Rowan Parker [04.03.13]
The postmortem of the IGF-nominated interactive music title for PlayStation Network which was originally printed in Game Developer magazine -- complete with new up-to-date commentary from the game's developers.
Audio, Design, Postmortem, Production, Indie

Game Developer Magazine's Power 50 2
by Gamasutra staff [11.10.12]
Gamasutra and its sister site Game Developer magazine have put together a "Power 50" list of people in the game industry who have stood out for doing work in the last year that is new, different, or better.
Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Art


Licensing music, from individual tracks to adaptive scores 1
by Phill Cameron [04.13.15]
From the excellent soundtrack of OlliOlli to the bespoke, adaptive scores of Hohokum, we look at what's involved in collaborating with artists.
Audio, Console/PC, Indie

Video: Building fear in Alien: Isolation  
by Staff [04.10.15]
Alien: Isolation creative director Alistair Hope speaks at GDC 2015 about how the game was built to emulate a "haunted house in space" and how Creative Assembly used sights and sounds to evoke dread.
Audio, Design, Art, Console/PC, Video, Vault

Blog: A living guide to the GDC vault 8
by Gamasutra Community [04.10.15]
A project from Schell Games developers to rate GDC Vault talks by quality, "in the hopes that it will help you find the gold nuggets in the vast expanse that is the GDC Vault."
Audio, Smartphone/Tablet, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Programming, Design, Business/Marketing


Chicken, Egg, and the Perpetual Suck Machine: Why Mobile Game Audio Matters 1
by Guy Whitmore [04.13.15]
This blog sets out to dispel industry-wide stereotypes about mobile game audio and outlines compelling reasons why audio has a serious bearing on a games' overall perception, and can elevate or pull down that perception.
Audio, Production, Smartphone/Tablet

Make Some Noise! Getting a Job Creating Sound and Music for Videogames.  
by Will Morton [04.08.15]
In this long and detailed post I will lift the curtain on what employers look for in video game audio staff, distilling 15 years of experience on both sides of the employment fence to give aspiring video game sound designers and composers a head start.
Audio, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet

A living guide to the GDC Vault 8
by Francisco Souki [04.08.15]
Here's a log of the ~100 GDC talks I've watched with fellow game developers, with ratings and tags so you can find the best ones and the free ones. tinyurl.com/gdcvault
Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Art

Best practices using the PS4 Dualshock controller speaker 1
by Rev Dr Bradley Meyer [04.06.15]
The controller speaker in the Playstation Dualshock 4 can be an effective way to communicate information to the player. Rev. Dr. Bradley Meyer, audio director at Sucker Punch, provides some tips and tricks to make it work well.
Audio, Console/PC

GDC 2015 The Delayed Impressions of a Games User Researcher  
by Ben Lewis-Evans [03.31.15]
What does a Games User Researcher attending GDC for the first time (along with the Games User Researcher Summit) think of the whole thing? This is an attempt to catalog and describe my experiences, with summaries of every talk I attended.
Audio, Social/Online, Indie, Serious, Console/PC, Art, Production, Design, Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet


Telltale Games — San Rafael, California, United States
[04.16.15]
Platform Engineer - Audio
Platform Engineer - Audio

Gumi Europe — Paris, France
[03.26.15]
Lead Game Designer