This new documentary explores the deep and influential history of video game sound.
All you need to do is flick on your console of choice to know that the sounds of games have come a long way since the days of the penny arcade. That’s the subject matter of a fascinating new mostly crowdfunded documentary called Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound. It features interviews with some of the world’s foremost game music composers and sound designers, like Marty O’Donnell of Halo, Nathan McCree of Tomb Raider, Nobuo Umatsu of Final Fantasy and more. With a deft hand, it offers a complete survey of this interesting corner of acoustic history. Watch a trailer for the documentary below.