Project setup for better workflow on Unveiling

My process and workflow of audio creation and implementation for the game Unveiling

Before diving into a project, I believe that a crucial step is to plan the workflow that will guide the entire process. It’s essential to develop a structured approach and stick to it. To streamline my work, I’ve considered optimizing my use of Reaper and FMOD. When working with Reaper, I find that naming conventions are crucial for understanding and efficiently handling files after rendering. As for FMOD events, I use a similar naming system to the asset files. [Read More]

Exergale: audio in game

The audio and implementation of them used in VR game Exergale

This year, I’ve been neck-deep in two projects, putting in loads of work, and truth be told, it’s been so hectic that I’ve neglected this blog for quite a while. But hey, better late than never, right? Let me tell you about one of those projects, ExerGale, a VR game that’s all about flying, gliding, and climbing through a fantastic world. Right now, the game offers two modes: one where you can just soar around like a bird, and another where you hit a button and go on a crystal-collecting spree to rack up a high score. [Read More]
Unity  ExerGale  sfx  VR  FMOD  Chark 

Rooted Warden - Global Game Jam 2023

The making of audio in Rooted Warden with FMOD

The Global Game Jam 2023 took place on February 3-5. As you all know, this event brings together developers, designers, artists, and creative thinkers from around the world to collaborate, share ideas, and build new and innovative games in just one weekend. I attended it in Kaunas, Lithuania which is organized by LŽKA and the website of the event can be found here. This years art was done by an amazing artist - Teresė Žvinakevičiūtė. [Read More]

Using UE4 Hit Events in Blueprints

Generating log dropping sounds in UE4 with the blueprint system

Playing sounds on collision events is probably one of the most used event types in game audio. This can be by dropping an item on the ground, wall, table or bashing the item into other objects for example hitting a sword into a rock. Preparing the Component In the components tab we add a procedural mesh component by pressing on the Add Component button, scrolling to the rendering section and finding the Procedural Mesh component (or upon pressing just typing the name). [Read More]

Random pitch changing for samples in Unity

Doing sound design you find yourself that you have a good sample to add to the game, but the sample is so good that any other would not fit, but you need more variations so that it wouldn’t fatigue the ears but just making a wee bit of pitch shifting and exporting it seems cheesy. Well now, what if we would do that in the game engine itself? Now that would be more stylish, wouldn’t it? [Read More]
script  unity  sfx 

Generating wind from a noise sample in a game engine

In here I’ll be writing about how I added an interesting system of wind SFX in Unity by using white noise and Unity’s sound mixer effects. I’d call this a dynamic wind SFX even. Because right know this is directly linked with the boat’s speed velocity. As it goes faster the wind becomes more high pitched and when it is going slower the wind is more on the low-end. Generated Wind Effect I found this technique in one of Blipsounds video’s by Ryan Stunkel. [Read More]
tools  unity  sfx 

Neanderthal Tools Sample Pack

Hey there! As the game is open-source all the sfx used in the game are free-to-use. It might be hard a bit to download all the samples from the git directory for some as git and unity file system might not be that easy to use to everyone so I’ve compiled all the sounds into a sound pack to download. Also with it, made metadata into the sounds for easier tag searching. [Read More]
tools  unity  sfx  VR  sample  pack 

Recording audio for a VR application concerning Neanderthal legacy

The process we had from gathering sound to implementing into the game

To get the best results one must be prepared in advanced to be able to get the most out of what he wants to accomplish. So here I’ll be writing the process I had with my friend Edvinas who is doing his masters thesis on interactive media in museums. A bit about the thesis is that they are researching on new ways to help museums convey history in modern day and that is by using VR. [Read More]
tools  unity  sfx  VR