I would like to welcome you back to one of my Digital Artefacts for this semester, you can read the Pitch for this project here.
I have been creating written content around the idea of Video Game Sound Design, and following feedback given to me have adjusted my work. A comment given to me was my lack of in depth scholarly research which altered the way I wished to go about this project.
Initially, I aimed to just look into certain games and their soundtracks and write about them. While that is still very much a working construct, I have been working on the history and importance of this in individual posts to be more informative and educated rather than broadly exploring.
After it being a suggestion I have also started to consider the framework of nostalgia to align this project with, as pointed out holds a mass amount of weight on how we transcribe and associate with sound design. I have found that using the formal elements to critique a game’s perspective around score to be an interesting contributor to really understanding the importance of sound.
A source relied to me in feedback allowed me to make this project more personal and take a dive into the effect of soundtracks on myself too. I have shared personal favourite ambient game based videos which I listen to outside of the game space and why, my feelings and uses of them.
For further information please check out the video.
Extraverts, E. I. N. (n.d.). A thesis presented to. Gatech.Edu. Retrieved October 7, 2021, from https://smartech.gatech.edu/bitstream/handle/1853/54462/LEVY-THESIS-2015.pdf
Klimmt, C., Possler, D., May, N., Auge, H., Wanjek, L., & Wolf, A.-L. (2019). Effects of soundtrack music on the video game experience. Media Psychology, 22(5), 689–713.
Roberts, R. (2014). Fear of the unknown: Music and sound design in psychological horror games. In Music In Video Games (pp. 152–164). Routledge.
Tierney, J. (2013, July 8). What is nostalgia good for? Quite a bit, research shows. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/09/science/what-is-nostalgia-good-for-quite-a-bit-research-shows.html