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

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Level 4What Is Hip?

Styles and Genres—Welcome to Acronym Hell

The Flavor Pill

Gameplay Mechanics

Evolution of Games

No Joke—PC Games Get Serious

Learning Outcomes:

Comprehend gameplay structure and interactive design •

Gain familiarity with game styles and genres •

Understand the audio challenges faced by professionals •

The Flavor Pill

Games come in all kinds of flavors and forms, and part of your job as a game audio professional is understanding these forms. How you create sounds for an MMO may be very different from the way you’d work with an RTS game or a FPS or TPS game. Wait, you don’t know what all those acronyms mean? ...

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