Audio Design

The Sound of Hyper Light Drifter

ROOM 105 - IN-DEPTH November 1, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Akash Thakkar

Using everything from 1950s wire recorders all the way to modified stethoscopes, Hyper Light Drifter’s sound design was anything but conventional.¬†Over the course of three years, the soundscape for the game was slowly forged, though it took countless revisions, refreshes, and retries for the audio design language for the game to come together.

Join this talk for a behind-the-scenes look at Hyper Light Drifter’s unique sound design and learn how developers of all disciplines can garner massive emotional impact through the audio in their next game. Attendees of all disciplines will learn new ways to leverage the sound design in their games – from using inexpensive gear and software all the way to learning how to enhance the workflow between themselves and their audio designers.


This session was made possible thanks to Film Victoria’s sponsorship of GCAP’s International Speaker Program.