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Essential Game Audio

A Complete Education in Producing Sound and Music for Video Games

Welcome to the companion website for The Essential Guide to Game Audio: The Theory and Practice of Sound for Games by Steve Horowitz and Scott Looney.

Here you will find valuable resources that will enhance your knowledge and experience of sound for games. You will find video lessons, Unity file downloads, and links to helpful industry websites. For information on the App available for this book, please visit http://www.focalpress.com/game_audio_app/.


About the Authors

Steve Horowitz is perhaps best known as a composer and producer for his original soundtrack to the Academy Award-nominated film, Super Size Me. Noted as an expert in the field of sound for games, he has worked on hundreds of titles, including a ten year run as the audio director at Nickelodeon Digital, where he garnered both Webby and Broadcast Design awards. Horowitz also has a Grammy Award in recognition of his engineering work on the multi-artist release, "True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe [Sugar Hill]" “Best Bluegrass Album" (1996). Follow Steve at www.thecodeinternational.com.


Scott Looney has been helping students understand the basic concepts and practices behind the creation of content for interactive media and games for over ten years. He pioneered interactive online audio courses for the Academy of Art University, and has also taught at Ex'pression CollegeCogswell College, and Pyramind Training. As a musician and composer, he has created compelling sounds for audiences, game developers and ad agencies alike across a broad spectrum of genres and styles, from contemporary music to experimental noise. Follow Scott at: www.scottrlooney.com