Final Fantasy XV at Abbey Road Studios

Review by Katie Tarrant Edited by Alyx Jones Final Fantasy has an incredible history. With a lifetime currently spanning almost 30 years and over 100 million sales, it stands as one of the most successful franchises of all time. The 29th of November will see the release of Final Fantasy’s latest installment, Final

The Flame In The Flood Game Audio Review

Review by Katie Tarrant Edited by Sam Hughes Developer: The Molasses Flood Composer: Chuck Ragan Sound Designer: Pat Balthrop Reviewed on: PC INTRODUCTION Survival games are something many of us know and love. With more being released every year, there’s a growing pressure for developers to find new ways of reworking the survival concept in order to stand out from the

Composing Music for Games: A Chance Thomas Book Review

Review by Andrew Overfield Edited by Sam Hughes Author: Chance Thomas Publisher: CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group) Reviewed on: Paperback   I love reading material and I eagerly anticipated getting stuck into Composing Music for Games by Chance Thomas. Now there are many different mediums where information, guidance or education can be distributed in the world. A simple YouTube search on

Doom (Campaign) Game Audio Review

Review by Matt Hellewell Edited by Sam Hughes Developer: id Software Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Composer: Mick Gordon Audio Director: Chris Hite Reviewed on: Xbox One   The Doom campaign begins with your character awakening in a Martian facility, unaware of where he is or how he got there. As the story unfolds you start to piece together the

It’s Our 3rd Birthday :D!


Today, The Sound Architect is 3 years old and we can't believe how amazing it's been! We thank you all for your continued support and without you we wouldn't be where we are! So here's a special message for our Lead Editor and Founder, Sam Hughes.  It's been an interesting journey

Heroes of the Storm Game Audio Review

Review by Douglas Waters Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Composers: Glenn Stafford & Jason Hayes Senior Audio Designer: Russel Brower Lead Sound Designer: Pedro Seminario Senior Sound Designer: Shawn Minoux Reviewed on: Apple iMac A big warm welcome to composer, Doug Waters who has written his first contribution for The Sound Architect! Doug

International Video Games Music Conference, Game Music Connect, Announces ‘The BAFTA Interview 2015’ with Award Winning Sound Team and Composers Behind Alien: Isolation

We were already excited to be attending Game Music Connect again this September, and now even more so! Game Music Connect​ organizers today announced that their 2015 international video game music conference, which returns to London's Southbank Centre on September 15, will once again be supported by the British Academy

Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker Game Audio Review

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Alyx Jones reviews this quirky dating sim published by Magic Notion and published by Mastertronic.   "I dare someone to count the innuendos that "pop up" throughout this tongue-in-cheek game!"   Read the full review here: Kitty Powers' Matchmaker Game Audio Review   Enjoy!   The Sound Architect   Like what we do? Don't forget to sign up for the Newsletter! //