How to Make Music for Video Games: Our Guide to the Perfect Game Soundtrack

What’s your all-time favourite game? Whether that question takes you back decades to an 8-bit masterclass, obscure indie gem or a 2020s GOTY, the answer is probably as much about what you heard as what you saw. Learning how to make music for video games is a decision as influential as those you make for design, art, character or genre for your project.


Truly memorable games can create powerful emotions through video game music, making the best of us well up with nostalgia, pride, or even frustration.