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The Essential Guide to Game Audio by Scott R. Looney, Steve Horowitz

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Level 1AAA (Animation, Art, Audio)

Making Sense of Sound for Games

What’s a Platform?

A Video Game’s Structure

Is it a Story or is it Interactivity?

“Make It So”—The Game Controller

Let’s Make Some Noise

Learning Outcomes:

Understand what makes audio for games unique •

Develop a basic overview of hardware and software for games •

Gain insight into emergent behavior •

What’s a Platform?

The physical electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms. The term describes the electronic or computer hardware that runs the software that allows a video game to operate. A platform may be anything from a large mainframe ...

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