Recommended Publications

There are many publications that are now available about video game music and sound design.
The UK Video Game Music Research group keeps a list of some academic research published in the area of game music/sound.
Dr. Mark Grimshaw likewise keeps a bibliography of research relating to game sound.

Online Journals/Magazines/Blogs  |   Podcasts

Academic/research-focused Books

playingwith Playing with Sound: A Theory of Interacting with Sound and Music in Video Games  by Karen Collins Sound Play: Video Games and the Musical Imagination  by William Cheng
miller Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance by Kiri Miller
ohia Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio  by Karen Collins, Bill Kapralos and Holly Tessler (eds).
studyingplay Music In Video Games: Studying Play by K.J. Donnelly, William Gibbons and Neil Lerner (eds).
musicandgame Music and Game: Perspectives on a Popular Alliance by Peter Moormann (ed.)
grimshaw Game Sound Technology and Player Interaction: Concepts and Developments by Mark Grimshaw (ed).
computerund Computer- Und Videospielemusik Im Musikunterricht (German Edition) by Sebastian Wolf

Cross-Over (both academic and industry-relevant content)

026203378X-mediumGame Sound: An Introduction to the History, Theory, and Practice of Video Game Music and Sound Design by Karen Collins

fromtehshadowsFrom the Shadows of Film Sound: Cinematic Production & Creative Process in Video Game Audio by Rob Bridgett
philipsA Composer's Guide to Game Music by Winifred Phillips
pacmanFrom Pac-Man to Pop Music  by Karen Collins (ed.)

Industry/ Training-Focused

gameaudiocultureGame Audio Culture by Rob Bridgett
gatThe Game Audio Tutorial: A Practical Guide to Sound and Music for Interactive Games by Richard Stevens and Dave Raybould
gaturThe Essential Guide to Game Audio: The Theory and Practice of Sound for Games by Steve Horowitz and Scott Looney
sweetWriting Interactive Music for Video Games: A Composer's Guide  by Michael Sweet


   Journals, Magazines and Blogs

 gmo350 Game Music Online
Designing Sound
Mix Online game audio magazine
Gamasutra, regular articles on game audio
FilmSound articles, also links to game articles
Video Game Music Nerd  
Kotaku gamer mag online
Kill Screen well-written journalism about games



Top Score
Legacy Music Hour
Game Audio Hour
Game Audio Podcast
Bleeps and Bloops
GeekBeat Radio






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