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Video Game Design and Development: A Bit-by-Bit History of Video Game Music: Video Game Sound and Music

Free
Level:All Levels
Category:Game Design
Provider:FutureLearn
InstructorKenny McAlpine
Duration336h
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Course description

Chart the history of video game music, bit by bit

From early arcade games to modern open-world adventures, video game soundtracks have made an indelible mark on our culture.

On this course, you’ll get an introduction to video game music and the platforms that define it (including Atari and NES), focusing on the evolution of the classic 8-bit sound.

Featuring exclusive interviews with top video game composers and musicians, you’ll get hands-on with recorded examples, downloadable demos, and sample code.

You’ll draw on technology, musicology, and cultural studies to chart the development of the best video game music – from Pong to the complex arrangements of today’s first-person shooters.

Meet your instructors:
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Kenny McAlpine
Kenny McAlpine is a musician, author and academic at Abertay University. Kenny is interested in everything, from music technology and video games to PG Tips and PG Wodehouse.