Heart Machine's 2016 hit Hyper Light Drifter won quite a bit of positive attention for its atmospheric soundtrack and audio design. So where did it come from?
At GDC 2017's Independent Games Summit, audio wizards Akash Thakkar and Rich Vreeland (aka Disasterpeace) opened up about how they found the right soundscape for Hyper Light over the course of three years and countless revisions.
It was a great behind-the-scenes look at the game's audio design, one that can offer fellow game makers some useful insights into how to evoke meaningful emotional responses through the audio of their next game.
The talk was recorded so if you missed it in person, don't miss your chance to now watch it for free over on the Official GDC YouTube channel!
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