A book exploring the newly emergent collaborative, inter-personal and cross-disciplinary role of audio within a video game development team. Exploring some of the ways in which design thinking can be applied to sound and offering fresh perspectives on the way audio can function inside a team, from conception to execution. This book encourages a complete re-thinking of everything from studio architecture and team spaces to budgets, schedules, team skills as well as crafts such as sound design and mixing for any developer, no matter how big or small.
“Bridgett boldly states that we’re in a “post-sound design era… no longer obsessed with the ‘neglected’ art of the soundtrack. Sound designers can’t play the victim anymore: sound is getting the respect it deserves, and the next stage is to become a key collaborator on projects.... there’s something in “Game Audio Culture” for everyone: it’s one of those books that is worth reading multiple times, as a reminder of how far we’ve come, and how far we still have to go.”
- Karen Collins, Canada Research Chair in Interactive Audio - University of Waterloo
"Brilliantly written, human, perspective on the constantly evolving culture that has emerged in the games industry and how it has affected sound artists. Providing both a foundation of experience, as well as suggestions for a way forward, Game Audio Culture is a road-map for maximizing the contribution of audio within a game studio. Not content to be “just” another book “about” game audio, Game Audio Culture weaves it’s way through pitfalls of closed doors and invisible walls through the establishment of patterns and subsequent pattern-bashing behaviours."
- Damien Kastbauer, Popcap Games
'Game Audio Culture' was Nominated for 2014 GANG awards 'Best Publication' category.