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]

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 

Neanderthal tools is out!

The game is now released!

Hey there! Quick post about the game “Neanderthal Tools” for which I helped my friend Edvinas with the sounds on his game. Well it has been made public and available to everyone! Was chatting with him a few days ago when he mentioned that he will soon be having a meeting with the museum he has been cooperating. They have already deployed the game at the museum so I assume the majority of talk will be on what went right and wrong, where they could expand etc. [Read More]

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 

Getting started with FMOD in Unity

The very first step of connecting FMOD with Unity

Working in FMOD is quite a time saver with it’s capabilities in playing sounds at a given moment, adding effects based on the event that was sent from a game engine and easily shifting from placeholders to the final product. Middleware’s like FMOD are used by a lot of audio designers because it is a powerful tool in ones arsenal. And although scripting, coding and programming can sound daunting, with the little help of it and audio designer can do wonders in game development. [Read More]
fmod  unity  start