When I was starting out in Game Audio many years ago it was recommended to me that I pick up The Fat Man’s book. It offered a large amount of insight into author George Sanger’s #gameaudio journey as well as how it could be applied to my own voyage. Some knowledge such as: “good-bad” and “man-facts” have never left my consciousness.
For quite some time the book has been out of print, much to my dismay when I want to recommend it whenever I am asked “What books should I get?” by prospective audio squires. That is no longer the case! The Fat Man on Game Audio: Tasty Morsels of Sonic Goodness is now on Amazon Kindle!
How kind is _that_!?!!? Thanks, Jack. You made my day!!
And you just made my day, sir.
This is good news. I still have one scrankly old copy that’s been living in the bathroom that I managed to steal from a library. It’s about time I upgrade it to “not smelling like a bathroom” because it’s truly one of my favorite books from one of my favorite icons. There are now a few more books that deal with game audio on the shelves but none that speak from the heart of it like The Fatman does.
I love this book. I remember how hard it was for me to hunt down a used copy when prices were exorbitant — $200 for a new one! I finally got one on Amazon for $50, and at $10, this is a deal! Truly, the knowledge within is invaluable, and The Fat Man has a punchy, inimitable style. Can’t read his words without hearing his voice, dressed in a Nudie suit.
BIG emphasis on how game audio may be the spine this story is wrapped around, but it contains great inspiration for all creative types — including those discouraged about a lack of direction.
Thanks for continuing to curate cool stuff, Jack.