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Independent Games Summit: 'Venba': An Intimate Journey Through Sound

Neha Patel  (Composer/Sound Designer, Independent)

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Independent Games

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

The sound of Venba was aimed with one thought in mind: ''Hear the sounds of my Indian home''. Neha's motto for creating the soundscape for the game was that it had to be authentic to the culture the game represents. This meant understanding the history, the culture, and of course the cooking methods. Neha will explain the recording process for the variety of foods, using the appropriate kitchenware and being aware of how to best represent the subtilties that are part of everyday life in a South Asian household. A variety of videos demonstrating the recording process as well as their in-game usage will be demonstrated.


Attendees will learn the value of creating authentic sounds and how it has an impact on players. It will show how, whether you are familiar with the culture represented or not, authentic sounds create the strongest immersion experience. Attendees will also be shown the technical work behind creating the sounds.

Intended Audience

This talk is intended for anyone interested in creating an authentic audio experience for their games. No prerequisite is required.

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