Game Audio 101

Game Audio is the term used for the production and implementation of music, sound design & dialogue heard inside a video game. Aside from being the most deeply creative artform in existence today, video games generate 24 billion dollars a year in revenues, dwarfing the film, TV and music industries.

The Interactive Entertainment Industry is vast and encompasses many different platforms. Each one has an entirely different way of handling audio and they all require captivating content. Creating this audio content and making it play seamlessly inside the software can be a massive creative and technical undertaking for sound professionals.

Our creative, technical and career articles come directly from professionals working in the industry. Be sure to check the audio jobs page for today's industry positions. The page is updated daily with fresh opportunities.

While the general public may associate video games with hit titles like Guitar Hero, there is much more to this industry. The growing interactive entertainment industry spans many genres and platforms. Here are the main areas where development is concentrated:

MOBILE - Android, iOS, Amazon

CONSOLE - Xbox 360, Wii, PS4

HANDHELD - Nintendo 3DS, Sony PSP Vita

WEB BASED - HTML5, Flash, Social

COMPUTER - PC/MAC Packaged Software

ARCADE -Coin-op, Leisure Products

CASINO - Gambling Machines

EMBEDDED - Toys, LCD games, etc.


Simply playing games can improve hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills. No other form of entertainment has such positive effects. Keep your tuner dialed to the 101 and have some fun.