A Psychological Inquiry into the Role of Music in Video Games

Neha Bandral, Ranbir Kaur,



Abstract

Music has been proven to be an integral part of the video games and is correlated to games for almost as long as they have been in existence. This paper blends the analysis of the genre of music in the games and explores the significance of music in video games. The objective of the paper is to focus on the music through the aspect of video games and to promote the positive reception on it. This study through the ethnographic framework focuses on the connection of the video games and the music and how music is related to the process of immersion. It also shows that how music in video games may affect the performances of the player. The paper highlights the possibility that either faster or slower music could increase the performance of the player. The paper helps to get a better understanding that how the music plays a vital role in visual presentations of video games. There will be a quantitative analysis based on the music used in the video games to investigate that whether the background music increase participants immersion or not. This research will be done through the ethnographic survey focussing on the age group between 15 and 25.

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Keywords

video games; game experience; immersion; music

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24167/celt.v18i1.1508

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