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The Audio Games Lab is a research group established in 2016 and lead by Scott Smallwood at the University of Alberta, with an interest in all matters SONIC when it comes to games. In particular, we are developing games and game ideas that feature sonic interaction as a primary mechanic, as well as artistic interventions.
As videogames have grown up as a medium, and expanded in many directions, we have it to be a medium ripe for musical and sonic exploration, and our work is about stretching those possibilities within an experimental, research-creational way. Our work follows in the footsteps of many inspiring games and interactive experiences, some of which are detailed on the links page.
Although this website will contain occasional posts and links to additional writing on these projects, it primarily aims to share the actual game ideas themselves, many of which are playable online or available as downloads for a variety of platforms. Please see the projects page for more information.