June 6th, 2009

South Park Me

Music for Gaming

In the process of transferring over my MP3's and other music files from an old desktop to a new one, I lost some of the info I'd inputted into the Itunes entries for the files, forcing me to go through them one by one. I've built up a library of music files categorized for game use, mostly instrumental scores from movies, TV shows, and video games broken down by genre (usually Soundtrack), grouping (usually Score), subroupings (definitions added on to grouping based on the geographic origin of the music), scene (what kind of action is going on), setting (what time period the music is good for), and mood (the kind of emotions the music tends to inspire). Right now, these are the fields I've built up:
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So what I'm going to start doing is posting the data I built for each album, one at time, no more than one every day or so. Hopefully, this might be of some use to people who use music to set the scene for their games.
South Park Me

Music for Gaming: 8mm

This would probably make a great soundtrack for a horror game. The heavy use of Middle Eastern-sounding music would also make it good for games set in that area. The more incidental-sounding tracks are generic enough to be used in any modern time period, whether that be the '20s or the 2000s.





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