Hello! Welcome back to episode thirteen of our monthly podcast about games and game audio. We're back after a short break! It's been a whole year since we started this crazy thing and we're so thankful to you all for listening! In this episode we discuss the pressures of the games industry, the Battlefront 2 backlash, sound design warm-ups, practicing Wwise, and why the best Christmas music is by Elvis.
As we're celebrating our 1-year anniversary, and also with Christmas and New year rapidly approaching, we're excited to announce our holiday competition! We've reached out to some good friends of the podcast and put together some cool prizes that you can win - all you need to do is listen out for the competition question in the episode, and tweet your answers to the podcast twitter account! First three people with the right answers will win - winners will be announced in the January episode!
Up for grabs we've got;
first prize - Any library from A Sound Effect worth up to $100 (ex VAT) !!
second prize - Ringing Rocks Library by Thomas Rex Beverly!
third prize - rOtation by Collected Transients!
And all three winners will receive a copy of Barney's upcoming debut library - when it's ready !! :)
a HUGE thanks to Asbjoern from A Sound Effect, Thomas Rex Beverly and the good people at Collected Transients - please go and support them. You can visit the A Sound Effect website, as well as their Facebook page and Twitter; Thomas has his own site, and you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter; and you can check out Collected Transients site, as well as follow them on Facebook and Twitter. We're so grateful for these guys helping us out, we hope you go and invest in their work!
Derek Brown - @subwoofersub
Barney Oram - @BarneyOram1
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Links to things we mentioned:
A Sound Effect: Behind the Delightfully Vintage Sound of 'Cuphead' - with Samuel Justice
Kotaku: A Guide To The Endless, Confusing Star Wars Battlefront II Controversy
gamesindustry.biz: EA buys Titanfall studio Respawn
Damian Kastbauer's The Wwise Project Adventure
Game Audio London Xmas Drinks - Dec 2nd, London UK