Does video game music deserve more respect? http://wrd.tw/fVvSTT – @wired
Yes. Video game music is probably the only format in which music can (and should) be dynamic and based on the environment. In that way, music for games is completely different than music for film and television because both of those formats are static and therefore easier to compose for. Creating movements that can dynamically shift and evolve based on a player’s actions in a way that is smooth and transparent (as opposed to the standard “uh oh, here’s the fight music, get ready to slay some monsters” soundtrack) is certainly worth its’ own category.