Story and Song: Building a Video Game World through Music
Johnny Silverhand could never have been anything but a punk rocker. And Cyberpunk 2077’s SAMURAI always had to be a hardcore punk band… Or did they?
P.T. Adamczyk and Krzysztof Ostrowski, the duo responsible for the music of CD PROJEKT RED’s first-person role-playing game, will guide the audience through the creative process of making music an integral part of the immersive world of Cyberpunk 2077. From the freedom-fighting rocker who became a cornerstone of the story to the ways in which music influenced the lore and world of the game, this talk will cover a unique approach to video game scoring, one that emphasizes the organic ways music can shape, complement, and even recontextualize the larger narrative.
For Cyberpunk 2077, music is much more than a soundtrack; it is an essential part of the story, the world, and crucially, the player’s experience.
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