Someone creates video game music, right? Just like there are composers for Top 40 hits, there are people around the world working on video game music to make video games sound great. The Mark Weber Music Blog recently connected with a guy who makes video game music.
“I’ve always been amazed by interactive experiences and what we can mediate through machines,” says Lars-Erik Ronnheden. “Throughout the years I’ve been consulting for various companies, institutions and municipalities to bring my experience and creativity to the table. Today I’m employed at Toca Boca as a lead programmer, creating fun digital toys for kids. On the side I run the company Polyfied where I’m developing and distributing software with focus on the games industry.”
What would games be without music to accompany them? They’d be boring! There’s something special about the music you hear when you’re playing a game, so much so that it gets ingrained in your mind. If you asked a person who is in their 40s today to listen to some music from Atari games of the 1980s, music from that era would bring back good feelings– especially if they “won” those games, right? Music helps create the overall experience of games for us.
Ronnheden, who is based out of Stockholm, Sweden, has created Polyfied, home to intricate, mesmerizing instrumental tracks you’d likely hear in video games…
The modern music maker says he’s interested in having others “evaluate the kind of music I’m doing.” Ideally, he’d like to connect with people needing electronic music for their projects.
“I work as a programmer with intentions to create great interactive experiences and solutions within the games industry,” he continues. “This can be overwhelming at times with quite cumbersome tasks, so I ‘relax’ by creating music. The songs I create can hopefully be of use for others in their projects, either used directly or just as inspiration.”
All the songs on Polyfield’s SoundCloud page are under a creative commons license and can be downloaded– they’re free for commercial use and would make great video game music. For more info, please visit Ronnheden’s Polyfield website or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. –Mark Weber
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