The Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music explores VGM's impact on pop culture

The book looks at music from games such as The Last of Us, Kentucky Route Zero, and the Tales series.

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For those of you who have been tuning into Knxwledge’s Twitch over the last few months, you’ll be familiar with his latest video game music flips. But whether you have or not, you’ll have felt the impact of video game music on popular culture over the last 40 years and now there’s a book that examines it.

The Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music, published by Cambridge University Press, explores how “video game music has been permeating popular culture for over forty years,” with insight into its history and sounds, from the early 8-bit chiptune days to more orchestral compositions and live concerts.

Referenced games include:

The book will be published digitally in March and in print in the summer.

Pre-order a copy of The Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music today.