Welcome to the Interactive Audio Special Interest Group 

What is Interactive Audio?

"Interactive Audio" is audio for interactive media such as video games, AR/VR environments, and websites... anywhere the audio changes according to listener input. The term "Interactive" is used to distinguish it from "linear" forms of audio (such as in films and in cut scenes in games) where the audio is decided in advance and always is the same no matter who is listening. The creation and delivery of Interactive Audio involves specialized skills and tools, and the close cooperation of composers, musicians, sound designers, programmers, educators, and software/hardware developers.

What is the IASIG?

The IASIG is an organization in partnership with the Internations Game Developer's Association (IGDA) and MIDI Association (TMA) that brings together experts to share their knowledge and help improve the state of the art in audio for games, websites, VR content, and other interactive performances. Our members share tips and techniques, study trends, and create reports and recommendations that game developers, tool makers, and platform owners use to create better products.

The IASIG is a partner of the International Game Developer's Association (IGDA) and the MIDI Association (TMA). 

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Browse our site to see what topics IASIG members have discussed in the past, what recommendations they have made, and what they are discussing now. Registration is free.

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Want to help out? Anyone with a commercial interest in audio for interactive entertainment is encouraged to Join the IASIG to participate in discussions and contribute to IASIG recommendations.


We're hosting our IASIG townhall and some roundtable events at the Game Developers Conference

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GDC 2022

 

The 36th annual Game Developers Conference will take place from March 21-25 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California—along with a virtual event from March 21-April 1 to ensure anyone can access our great content remotely. This year’s event will deliver the industry’s greatest source of content and connections, with plenty of exciting talks, sessions, and networking events.

The return to San Francisco means the arrival of many activities and events that make the Game Developers Conference the industry standard for the global game dev community. Attendees can tour the GDC Expo, head to the GDC Play area to try the newest indie sensations before they come out, attend career development talks about networking and building a portfolio, and so much more.

Most of all, GDC is about finding new friends, having inspiring conversations in the hallways, finding new opportunities, partners, and ideas that will add to their career in game development—and help make their mark on the industry.