In the 1970s, early video games had arrived. And although primitive by today's standards, they gradually grew in complexity and scope - both in terms of gameplay and sound and music. Dr. Neil Lerner, a musicologist at Davidson College in North Carolina, recently spoke with WAMC's Lucas Willard about the influences on the sound of early video games.
Featured sound comes from:
Pong (1972) published by Atari Inc.
Circus (1977) by Exidy
Kangaroo (1982) by Sun Electronics
Space Invaders (1978) by Taito Corporation