A while back we showcased BEEP, a documentary exploring the history of music and sound in video games. On its final day, the Kickstarter has earned well over its initial $40,000 goal, with more than a thousand backers and a highly professional team working behind the scenes to launch the project into completion.
As it turns out, video game sound is a much bigger deal than you might imagine. It’s even the topic of GameSoundCon, a conference dedicated entirely to the art and business of game audio.
GameSoundCon runs for two days, October 7th and 8th, and takes place in Los Angeles. It courts audio professionals from all backgrounds who are interested in learning more about the gaming industry or breaking into the increasingly lucrative business of video game sound design.
The BEEP team will be making an appearance at the convention, where they’ll be filming for the documentary and brushing elbows with big names in the business — many of whom will be speaking at the convention. After the con, BEEP will continue to film through the spring, with the finished product planned for release sometime in early 2016.
If you’re curious about the business of sound development, there’s still some space in the convention, though it will cost around $500 for a two-day pass. The rest of us will just have to wait for BEEP to satisfy our curiosity.