Video game music is increasingly being taken as seriously as film music and even some classics. From the soundtrack to Takeshi Furukawa’s The Last Guardian to Jeremy Soule’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the popularity and fan base of the genre is growing.
Soundtracks to early video game music was made up of simple melodies from sound synthesizer technology, which inspired the ‘Chiptune’ style of music.
Video game music has now grown to become as complex and as popular as film and TV scores.
In 2016’s Classic FM Hall of Fame, Nobuo Uematsu’s Final Fantasy soundtrack reached number 17 while Yoko Shimomura ‘s Kingdom Hearts was number 30 on the list.