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An Informal History of Video Game Music – by Eric Wing

Eric Wing recently gave a talk about the history of video game music.  It’s an interesting and fun presentation and you should check it out.

In Eric’s words:

This is an informal look at music in video games from the early days of video games, starting from the 1970’s, but particularly focused on the MIDI and tracker (MOD) decade of music (1988-1998).

This talk will include games that are not widely discussed by today’s YouTubers, but nonetheless significant to the history of the industry. And this talk will reflect on the innovations & ambitions we have lost in today’s world in comparison.

New QuestStudios Archive MIDI Pages Forthcoming…

I have finally began work in earnest toward more MIDI soundtrack pages for the QuestStudios Archive! This is primarily in part to an amazing new feature we will be integrating into the site. Here is a teaser:

Polywave
A browser-based player with MT-32 Emulation, AdLib Emulation, SoundFont playback, and much more!

NOTE: The larger soundtrack files at the end of this playlist may temporarily cause your browser to freeze while loading! :O

Police Quest III Digital Soundtrack Page is Online!

The digital soundtrack for Police Quest III has been added to The QuestStudios Archive.

QSA News

Hi all!

It’s a new year!

I’m hoping to use some of that Reinvigorated New Years Energy™ to add a bunch of new (and depending on how you look at it old) content to The Quest Studios Archive section of the site over the course of the year.

  • The first of which, is the Quest Studios Archive Quiz!  Check it out and let me know what you think about it!
  • The second is this, from now on all news about updates to The Quest Studios Archive will be made here on the main site blog posts.  For now, I will leave the old update notes on the QSA homepage and if I really feel the need to add a note there in the future, I still may.
  • The third update for today is sort of a big one, in my opinion.
    • I have updated nearly every Digital Soundtrack MP3/OGG with embedded tags (Artist, Album, Title, Composer, etc.) and even included album art wherever possible!
    • This should make adding the soundtracks you download to your own music libraries and players such as Plex, Google Play Music, iTunes, etc. much easier to organize.

I have some other very exciting things in the works for the site regarding finally getting all of the MIDI files back online, but more on that at a later time…

Cheers!

~Andrew

Why We Loved Sierra Games -by Eric Wing

A long time ago Eric Wing wrote an article that was posted on Quest Studios about the History of PC Game MIDI.  Recently he has put together a video review/rerospective about just why we loved Sierra games.  I have put up a page for his review here at the QuestStudios Archive.  It’s a great video.

Here are some teasers:

You can check out the full video at it’s page on the QuestStudios Archive here, or directly on YouTube.