5Creating Sound Effects

Sound and music are ancient and incredible art forms in their own right. I’m sure you have a favorite song! People have been making music and noise for thousands of years, and in this chapter, you’ll learn how to do some amazing things with music and sound in your games. So how do games use sound?

Sound effects provide information. How does a player know that they’ve collected a treasure or gotten chomped by a monster? In Weird Bug Chowdown in Chapter 2, whenever the bug touches something, good or bad, the game plays a sound effect. Sound lets the player know something important has taken place. It also shapes how they ...

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