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(2020), https://www.gamespot.com/games/no-straight-roads/images/

Most video games nowadays are equipped with fitting soundtracks to set the mood. Background music is an extremely easy way to enhance a game’s general atmosphere (its “vibes”, if you will). Some games also use music as a tool to supplement a narrative, like with sad violins or happy trumpets. However, game developers can only do so much by simply adding music over the gameplay. So, creators always come up with new ways to push their gameplay to the next level and make their music add to the player experience. One very common way of doing this is through dynamic music, music that changes in response to something happening in the game. …


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¹ Promotional magazine art for Crash Bandicoot 1

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