While most train stations alert passengers with basic dings and dongs, metro riders in Japan are treated to uniquely crafted melodies. Minoru Mukaiya is the mastermind behind these jingles—he’s made around 200 distinct chimes for over 110 stations. For Minoru, there’s no greater joy than bringing a little bit of music to millions across Japan every day.
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In this 2017 GDC session, Heart Machine's Akash Thakkar and musician Rich Vreeland share a behind-the-scenes look at the audio design of Hyper Light Drifter. Along the way, you can learn how creators of all disciplines can garner massive emotional impact through the audio in their next game.