Game Audio Hour
Game Audio Hour
Oct 7, 2022
Ep. 230 - Game Audio History with Special Guest Brian Schmidt
Play • 1 hr 16 min

Mike, Vince, and Alex have a special guest this episode!

Brian Schmidt comes on the show along with his vast experience working on game, starting from pinball and arcade games in the mid-80s, through console hardware audio in the 2000s, and to the present day and his current station as founder and executive director of GameSoundCon. Along the way, the crew hits some great high points in game audio history and geeks out: entirely too much.

Notable mentions include:

Black Knight 2000 (pinball game, Williams)
Tattoo Assassins (arcade fighting game, Data East)
XACT (audio toolset and programming library, Microsoft)
Defender (arcade shooting game, Williams)
Destiny 2 (first-person shooter, Bungie)
Deathloop (first-person shooter, Arkane Lyon)
Ni no Kuni (role playing game, Level-5)
Roel Funcken - (musician)
Canabalt (web and mobile game, Adam Saltsman and Danny Baranowsky)

GameSoundCon, October 25-26 in Los Angeles, CA (

Featuring: Alex May, Michael Shapiro, Vincent Diamante, and special guest Brian Schmidt

Recorded September 23, 2022

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