From the 8-bit era to modern times
Between Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin and David Bowie, the 70s sure left their mark on our creative musical history. These golden years also saw the advent of the first gaming consoles and, as opposed to the explosive live scene at the time, early consoles induced a set of creative restrictions in terms of music and sound design.
Developers were aware of the importance of audio in video games very early on and, with these limitations in mind, they had to resort to ingenious techniques to be able to convey the musical atmosphere they desired for their game
In current times, we tend to think about video game soundtracks
as a way to soothe the experience and gameplay while complementing the narrative. But how has video game music changed over time?
We’ve benefited from decades of technological improvements and discoveries to get where we’re at now, let’s explore some of them!