The Audio of Half-Life: Alyx from Level with Emily

Half-Life: Alyx is a 2020 virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter developed and published by Valve. It was released for Windows in March 2020 and Linux in May 2020, with support for most PC-compatible VR headsets.   In June 2018, we began interviewing five of the people responsible for audio in Half-Life: Alyx from Valve Corporation.…

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Level 157: Peter McConnell (Psychonauts 2)

Peter McConnell is such a master of cinematic music. He recently scored Psychonauts 2, a game released by Double Fine Productions. At the time I interviewed Peter, I had only gotten a few hours into the game and the soundtrack wasn’t out yet, so I hadn’t even heard all of the music. I finished the…

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Level 156: Joel Corelitz (Eastward)

Joel Corelitz composed more than 70 tracks for the game Eastward, scheduled for release later in 2021. The music, like the game, pays tribute to the 8-bit and 16-bit era of games, with Joel’s musical voice and a modern twist at times. It’s colorful, nostalgic, creative and enjoyable. Here’s a link to the soundtrack! You can…

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