Categorizing Video Game Audio: An exploration of auditory-psychological effects

Andreas Rytter Westerberg, Henrik Schoenau-Fog

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This paper dives into the subject of video game audio and how it can be categorized in order to deliver a message to a player in the most precise way. A new categorization, with a new take on the diegetic spaces, can be used a tool of inspiration for sound- and game-designers to rethink how they can use audio in video games. The conclusion of this study is that the current models' view of the diegetic spaces, used to categorize video game audio, is not t to categorize all sounds. This can however possibly be changed though a rethinking of how the player interprets audio.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademicMindTrek '15 : Proceedings of the 19th International Academic MindTrek Conference
Number of pages8
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date5 Dec 2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3948-3
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2015
EventAcademic MindTrek 2015 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 22 Sep 201524 Sep 2015


ConferenceAcademic MindTrek 2015


  • Video Game Audio
  • Diegetic Space


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