“Welcome to the world of Pokémon!”: music and the player’s experience in Chunsoft’s Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Evangeline Mae Roberts (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Adam Ricci

Abstract: Most scholarship on video game music tends to focus on either their interactive or non-interactive elements, known as ‘gameplay’ and ‘story’. The music of Chunsoft’s Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series unites gameplay and story through the use of motives, silence, and shared modes and keys. This blending has important ramifications for the player’s gaming experience. The recurrence of musical elements links discrete tracks and scenes within the games, making the audio crucial for understanding the full meaning of the games.

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Language: English
Date: 2018
Chunsoft, Mystery dungeon, Nintendo, Pokemon, Videogames, Video games
Poke´mon (Game)
Video game music $x Analysis, appreciation

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