Chapter 25. The Life of a Video Game Composer

Pursuing the career of a composer of video game music requires passion, dedication, and a wealth of knowledge. This chapter focuses on setting your expectations about the industry and explaining what it is like to be a composer. In addition, you’ll learn about the various entry points for a composer into the industry and some of the skill sets that a composer will need to succeed in this industry.

A Day in the Life of a Game Composer

This chapter begins by setting up expectations of what it is like to be a composer working in video games. Composers who choose to work in films and games must keep in mind at all times that they are writing music for someone else, not themselves. In the case of games, ...

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