[rfk-dev] audio game concept

Steve Pomeroy steve at staticfree.info
Sat Sep 14 21:55:01 PDT 2013

You may wish to research binaural/HRTF simulation, as that would greatly help providing a realistic soundscape. IIRC, there are libraries that plug into csound. 

I suspect that to do it well, though, you'd want to track the player's head so as to align the sounds with reality. When you turn your head to shift your auditory attention, the sound should follow. 

Nathanial Hendler <nathanhendler at gmail.com> wrote:
>So instead of letters on a board, you can have 'sound icons' that are
>used.  Amplitude giving a sense of distance, and stereo (and delay)
>for direction.  I'm not sure how one would distinguish between objects
>in-front vs behind.  How many of these sounds can be played at once,
>or in rapid series so that the game makes sense could be a limiting
>factor.  Text-to-speech for NKI's.  Seems interesting.  Should be a
>scripting language out there with libraries to make most of it
>On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 6:27 PM, David Griffith <dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu>
>> I was playing robotfindskitten today and started wondering about the
>> of an "audio game" (as opposed to "video game").  My initial thoughts
>are of
>> using sound to somehow indicate the player's position on a grid. 
>> anyone here know anything about doing such a thing?
>> --
>> David Griffith
>> dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu
>> A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
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