电子游戏设计与开发:游戏音乐的点滴历史

Video Game Design and Development: A Bit-by-Bit History of Video Game Music

Chart the evolution of the classic 8-bit sound and discover the role of musicians in game design and development.

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阿伯泰大学
FutureLearn
  • 完成时间大约为 2
  • 初级
  • 英语
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你将学到什么

Describe key moments in the development of video game soundtracks from the first generation of microcomputers and consoles to the present day

Explain how the technical constraints of early video game consoles and home computers shaped the qualities of the music that was written for them

Evaluate different approaches to writing and implementing interactive music for video games

Discuss the main ideas of the course and share your insights with other participants

课程概况

This online course introduces you to video game music and the platforms that define it, focusing on the evolution of the classic 8-bit sound.

The course draws on technology, musicology and cultural studies to chart the development of video game music – from the geometric tones of Pong and to the complex arrangements of today’s first-person shooters.

The course features exclusive interviews with video game musicians, plus recorded examples, downloadable demos and sample code, so you can get hands on.

By the end, you’ll listen to those bleeps and bloops with a newfound respect.

课程大纲

The Atari VCS

The ZX Spectrum

The Commodore 64

Week 1 Summary and Test

The NES

From Chips to Tunes

Playing with Sound: Adaptive Music Engines

Week 2 Summary and Test

面向人群

This course is designed for anyone interested in game design and development, including those who are considering studying it at university and entering the games industry.

It will also appeal to anyone interested in electronic or gaming music, movie soundtracks, screen media and video games.

Some experience of music notation and music theory would be helpful, but no prior knowledge is required or assumed.

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