1. Salford City College
Eccles Sixth Form Centre
BTEC Extended Diploma in GAMES DESIGN
Unit 73: Sound For Computer Games
Game Title CristianGalliano BioshockInfinite.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOBELxAoztM)
Provide detailed descriptions from chosen examples of
sounds that establish…
Clearly state what production
technique(s) you think have been
used to create specific
Setting Thiscut sequence soundslikeitissetnearan ocean as we can clearlyhearthe
soundof the waves,alsowe canhear that theymustbe on the land because we can
hearthe soundof the footstepsonthe groundand it soundslike theyare walkingon
hollowwood. Furtherintothe clipwe hearwhatsoundslike someonerowinga
boat andwe can alsohear rainfall hittingwater.We alsohearThere isa lot of
and happymusicat others,thisgivesusthe feelingthatthe game changessettinga
I thinkthat the soundof the oceanwould’ve been
MIDI soundboard.The footstepswould’vebeen
made ina studiorecordingareaas theywould’ve
had to getthe footstepstobe verygood quality
so that youwouldbe able tohear themclearly.
FinallyIbelieve thatthe soundsof rainfall inthe
waterwould’ve beenmade usingFoleyartistry.
Mood The mood varies,atone pointthe moodseemsverycalmand verycasual as there is
a calm musicinthe backgroundhoweverasthe cut sequence continuesthereare
differentsoundssuchassinistermusicwhichleadsustobelieve thatthere is
somethingabouttohappenorthat theyhave discoveredsomethingverysinister.
Knowthat the musicwould’ve eitherbeenmade
usingelectrical musical instrumentsor usingand
acousticorchestra.I am more toward themusing
an acousticorchestrathoughas the musicisvery
Game genre From whatI can gather fromthe soundsshowninthisvideoIwouldsaythat this
game is an actionor a puzzle game.Alsotheyare tryingtofigure somethingout
whichalsoleadsme to believe thatitisa puzzle game.
The ambientsoundssuchas windswould’ve
could’ve beenmade usingaMIDIsoundboard.
Narrative The narrative isverydifferent;youcan’treallyunderstandwhattheyare talking
aboutunlessyouactuallywatchthe cut sequence aswell.Itseemsliketheyare
talkingaboutlighthousesor“doors”as theyare calledwhichleadtoalternate
universes.Sometimesthe dialogueisveryloudasif the male character isshouting
howeveritisalsocalmat some pointsaswell.
I believethatthe dialogue would’ve been
producedina studioenvironmentbecause itis
veryclearand too a veryhighstandard.