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The Game Audio Tutorial by Dave Raybould, Richard Stevens

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Dialogue

Game dialogue is an area of game audio that has seen significant improvements in recent years. For some strange reason, in the past many game producers and designers appeared to be under the impression that they were born with an innate ability to write good dialogue, rather than appreciating that, like any other skill, it takes years of practice and application to master.

Trying to avoid clumsy game dialogue is particularly difficult, as there is often a huge burden put on dialogue as the sole driver of a game’s narrative. Perhaps not yet as developed in terms of visual storytelling as film, where a couple of shots may convey several key story elements, games often rely on dialogue to not only move the narrative forward but also to ...

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