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Chapter 12. The Sound of Games > Why Sound Is Important

Why Sound Is Important

As you develop a game, there are three senses you can use to involve a game player: touch, sight, and sound. Until computers start emitting odors and flavors, those are all we have to work with. The visuals (sight) and the control (touch) of a game tend to get a lot of attention during game design and development. In this chapter we focus our attention on the odd sense out, hearing. Sounds used in a game can be any of the following:

Songs— Full-length musical compositions created or licensed for your game. Songs can play in the background during the game or be triggered to play after something happens (for example, winning the game).


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