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In-Game Chat: Season 11, Episode 31


We WILL do this again at the following link.

Whatís your favorite part of a video game? Is the story? Is the beauty of the graphics? Is it the gameplay? Is it the ending? The beginning? A certain part somewhere in the game?

I think more and more I find myself drawn to the music of games. Some games I donít even have to play to enjoy the music. I can experience them outside of ever having touched the game or known anything about it and can still appreciate the music from the game. Thereís a multitude of examples of that very thing in this episode.

Of course, thereís also the insight of the two composers we talk with on the show. Iíve known Gareth Coker since we had him on the show for his Ori & The Blind Forest score and weíve stayed in touch so it was really nice to catch back up with him again on his current work and go a bit deeper into his head on how he writes for video games. Iíve only met Jason Graves briefly at an autograph session where he signed my vinyl of his score for The Order 1886. Being able to talk to him at length though along with Gareth gave me a better understanding of the whole process. But every composer is different so I doubt much of the questions asked will ever change from composer to composer.

Itís a beautiful thing to make emotion out of music and memories out of melodies. Sometimes itís just a good beat. Sometimes itís a sweeping epic of a music track. Sometimes itís hearing something from your childhood in a totally brand new way (see the Donkey Kong Country track in this episode).

Iím not too big on going back and replaying games. You can never recreate that feeling you had first playing it, but I go back to the music of my favorites all the time. Thatís the portal to a good game for me. If I want to step back into that feeling and those memories, then the music from the game is that door for me. Weíve done this show for 481 episodes and this is only the second time weíve spent a whole show dedicated to the music of video games. Weíll do it again, and we wonít wait 4 years in between either.
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