Game Theory is a 19 track audio visual mashup performed live on re-wired video game controllers.
“2013 marks 35 years of video game music. Space Invaders, released in 1978 was the first game to feature a continuous soundtrack,” notes Game Theory creator Chris Evans-Roberts. “So we took the opportunity to take a look back at some of our favourite examples of video game music and build a 19 track mashup, combining them with some other tracks we love.”
The tracks used vary from some of the original 8-bit tracks from the Atari, GameBoy, through 90s N64 and PS1 classics, right up to modern day symphonic epics that accompany some of today’s video game blockbusters.
The mashup was performed live on a series of re-wired game controllers. These were re-configured to control the mashup content and allow for a versatile performance.
Evans-Roberts runs Ithaca Audio, a UK music composition and sound design company.