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Jumpgate Evolution - Developers Blog

by Myrthos, 2009-09-01 22:06:48

The next installment of the Jumpgate Evolution blog is now available on MMORPG. This time it is about music and sounds in the game.

A game is by definition an audio/visual experience. It is usually the visual side of things that get the most attention and so little time is spent on the other half of the equation. While visuals are critical for having a successful game, having great audio is very important. To think this deeper, try imagining Star Wars without John Williams' sound track or James Earl Jones' booming Darth Vader voice. Poor audio on top of great video can really deteriorate production value. The trouble with audio is that it generally comes late in the development cycle and all to often as an afterthought. Another difficulty is that while poor visuals tend to be obvious, poor audio tends to be a silent failure. Star Wars with slightly worse music would create a sense that "something is missing" or "something isn't right" whereas a bad special effect is much more likely to be spotted for what it is.

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Jumpgate Evolution

SP/MP: Massive
Setting: Sci-fi
Genre: MMORPG
Platform: PC
Release: In development


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