I Wrote An iBook About Game Music & It's Free

As an aspiring videogame composer it was natural that I would do my university dissertation on videogame sound & music. I'm pretty proud of it, so I've made it into an iBook with nice photographs/videos and such. I thought that there are probably some people interested in reading something about game sound, especially if it's free so the link is below:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/aesthetics-videogame-sound/id508567380?mt=11

Feel free to offer constructive criticism, I'm alway interested in improving my skills.

The book's aim is to look at different aesthetic approaches to videogame sound & music and to analyse their effectiveness. This means looking at the games of yore and explaining why they were so melodic, all the way to games like Red Dead Redemption that use dynamic soundtracks to offer more immersive experiences.

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Edited by Metzo_Paino

As an aspiring videogame composer it was natural that I would do my university dissertation on videogame sound & music. I'm pretty proud of it, so I've made it into an iBook with nice photographs/videos and such. I thought that there are probably some people interested in reading something about game sound, especially if it's free so the link is below:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/aesthetics-videogame-sound/id508567380?mt=11

Feel free to offer constructive criticism, I'm alway interested in improving my skills.

The book's aim is to look at different aesthetic approaches to videogame sound & music and to analyse their effectiveness. This means looking at the games of yore and explaining why they were so melodic, all the way to games like Red Dead Redemption that use dynamic soundtracks to offer more immersive experiences.

Posted by mosespippy

I would be likely to read it if it were in Epub or Kindle formats. iBooks is not a hoop I will jump through.

Posted by Metzo_Paino

Lacking an iPad?

Unfortunately with how media rich the book is it wouldn't really work outside of iBooks (examples often point to videos for example). I'm also not sure how easy it is to make something in .epub or kindle formats, so if you could point the way I'd look into it. I could make into a .pdf easy enough, but not sure how many people read on their computers, personally I've never enjoyed it.

Posted by Metzo_Paino

@mosespippy:

I've not managed to find an easy ePub/Kindle solution yet, but here is a download link to a pdf version: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18781527/The%20Aesthetics%20of%20Videogame%20Sound.pdf