My podcast gives a brief and easy to follow overview of what exactly video game soundtracks are musically, and how they help to define an experience with video game playing. The podcast includes multiple songs from video games, with a specific focus on the soundtracks of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Shadow of the Colossus. Video games as a type of ambient music is first discussed, and then what makes video game music different than movie soundtracks is also discussed. Also interwoven throughout the podcast is an interview with a friend of mine who also plays video games on a regular basis. Her opinion is used to compare and contrast my own, and create a more personal feeling throughout the podcast. It is meant to be an introductory level conversation so that anyone can understand the terms and follow along with why the examples exemplify the point being made.
All audio files were taken from sources on Youtube:
Amnesia: The Dark Descent: "Ambiance Theme 1" and "Terror"
"Super Mario Bros Theme"
Shadow of the Colossus: "Prologue To The Ancient Land" and "In Awe of the Power"
Pokemon Black and White: "Legendary Pokemon"
Video Games and Their Soundtracks