Gaming Industry


The Essential Guide to Game Audio The Theory and Practice of Sound for Games By Steve HorowitzScott R. Looney

“The Complete Guide to Game Audio: For Composers, Musicians, Sound Designers, Game Developers [With DVD ROM]  Aaron Marks

Music for New Media: Composing for Videogames, Web Sites, Presentations and Other Interactive Media by Paul Hoffert

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

Creating Music and Sound for Games by G. W. Childs 

The Game Audio Tutorial: A Practical Guide to Sound and Music for Interactive Games/ by Richard Stevens & Dave Raybould       (Website for extra material)

A Composer’s Guide to Game Music by Winifred Phillips

Music In Video Games: Studying Play by K.J. Donnelly, William Gibbons, Neil Lerner

Game Development Essentials: Game Audio Development by Aaron Marks, Jeannie Novak

Writing Interactive Music for Video Games: A Composer’s Guide by Michael Sweet

Sound Play: Video Games and the Musical Imagination by William Cheng


Games Sound Con – Check out the Blog! Article on Can Video Game Composers Get Royalties

Game Audio Network Guild

Game Audio Forum


Film and Game Composers

Seattle Game Audio

Sound Music Interactive Games


Game Notes

igda  international game developers association

Develop   game design/coding/art/sound and business

Indiegamer (Forum)

Learning Audio Middleware Online: Where to Start? (FMOD and WWISE)

Indie Game Magazine Developer Community


Leonwillet    Article on Breaking into the Game Scoring Business

Game Developers Conference

SXSW Gaming Expo

PAX East – gaming convention

Master of Sound – A game audio blog by sound designer Andrew Quinn

Game Audio Podcast

VGM Academy – Video Game Music Academy

Interviews/Composers Websites

Inon Zur

Steve Schnur, Worldwide President of Music at Electronic Arts (EA) Video Games

Steven Melin

Winifred Phillips


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