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DarkBASIC Pro Game Programming, Second Edition by Joshua R. Smith, Jonathan S. Harbour

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Music

Take your mind’s eye back to one of your favorite TV shows. What sticks out the most about that show? Most people would tend to say that it was funny or had a good story line, but rarely do you hear people mention the background music. The background music, however, is a key component to any form of entertainment. Background music definitely helps you visualize another place and time with a concept called suspension of disbelief, in which, for a short time, you are fully immersed in a game (or a TV show or movie, as the case may be). If you are able to accomplish this esoteric manipulation of another person’s mind using your own imagination, then you have succeeded in making a great game. A video game without music misses the key opportunity ...

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