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Audio Summit: Developing Strong Musical Identity in Video Games


In this lecture, Ariel explores the essential role of music in shaping a game's identity and the impact it has on player engagement and immersion. Ariel delves into the elements that contribute to a compelling music identity, including original compositions, thematic motifs, choice of instruments, and adaptive music systems. Through case studies of games such as 'Journey,' 'Hi-Fi Rush,' 'Undertale,' 'Blue Fire,' 'Teratopia,' 'Far Cry 6,' we will understand how memorable music enhances storytelling and emotional connections with players. Additionally, we discuss the game music development process, emphasizing the collaboration between game designers and composers. Join Ariel to discover how a strong music identity can leave a lasting impression on players and create a unique gaming experience.

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