• A Collection of Resources

    Beep provides a collection of resources for those studying game sound, wanting to work in game sound, or just interested in game sound history!
  • From the Victorian Arcades to Today

    We begin the Game Sound journey with the Victorian penny arcades, exploring how and why sound was used in mechanical game devices
  • A Global Exploration of Game Sound History

    Beep is a film, book and web project that explores the history of game sound from around the world.
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  • The Movie
  • The Book
  • The Resources

Beep: A History of Game Sound

The Beep documentary is a feature-length film incorporating interviews and footage from throughout the history of video game sound. We have numerous bonus features that are incorporated.

Feature Film

A ~90min documentary feature covering interviews and footage from the past 100 years of game sound .

Webisodes

Featured content of full-length interviews from game sound designers, composers, audio directors, programmers, tools creators and more.

DVD Extras

Special content with additional features that couldnt' fit into the film, including a "How to Get into Game Audio" special.

Subtitles

Multi-language support with subtitles and dubbing option.

The Beep Book

The Beep book accompanies the Movie and Webisodes with deeper content and full interviews.

Interviews

Interviews with top game sound designers, composers, programmers, tools creators and more.

Global Coverage

An exploration of game sound's development around the world. We'll be taking trips to Europe, Asia and North America.

Documents

Important archival documents from Game Sound's History, including patents and other great coverage.

Professional Diagrams

Professionally designed diagrams and images to help explain concepts.

Game Sound History Resources

This Beep web portal serves as a useful resource for researchers, students and professionals.

Events

Announcements for events relating to game sound taking place around the world.

Learning Resources

Links and resources useful to learning about game sound.

Publications

Recommended publications to help you learn more.

Online Archives

Research documents relating to game sound history.

New Sponsorship Opportunities!

We have new Sponsorship opportunities, including branding webisodes and sponsoring DVD Extras.

Please help us out by sponsoring! Opportunities begin at just $100 CAD!

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Beep raised about $60,000 through a Kickstarter campaign in September 2014. However, about $20,000 of that will go to fulfilling our obligations to our backers. We still require more funding to enable us to interview all of the great people we want to get to for this project. Equipment, Insurance, Travel, Interpreters and other expenses add up quickly on a film set! We really appreciate any help that you can offer us in the form of a donation. We will add you to our Backers list and send out a Tweet in your name for all who donate more than $5 CAD.