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Beep is an upcoming documentary about the history of game sounds, ranging from Victorian mechanical games, to pinball machines to modern video games. The documentary was financed through crowdfunding and is set to come out this Summer. In the meantime, the creators have been releasing webisodes that are free to view. One such webisode is a 45 minute interview with Wing Commander composer George The Fat Man Sanger. They talk about his early career, getting into MT-32, composing for slot machines, and where he sees the industry moving. At the 28:20 mark the topic shifts to Wing Commander, working with Dave Govett, and the very first sound awards at the GDC. You can watch the interview on Vimeo or embedded below. Vimeo also offers downloadable versions.
Beep is a documentary history of game sound from the Victorian arcades through to today, with a special focus on video game sound, but also including mechanical games and pinball. Beep is a feature-length film, a series of webisodes and DVD extras, a book, and a collection of resources here on this website. Beep began with a Kickstarter campaign in August/September 2014, and began filming in October 2014. Beep the film and book are scheduled for release in summer 2016.

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