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SteveCrouseFrom The Expert:
Steve Crouse
App Developer
Pineapple Media

Making games was always a passion of mine. Back in the day, a friend and I would spend days and nights creating whacky stuff with the RPG-Maker. It was basic, but it was fun. Now I’ve moved on to creating, publishing and selling games and apps professionally. Sure, the engines and tools I use now are a lot more advanced than the RPG-Maker, but there is one thing, that never changed: Music.

When you’re making an app – more specifically, a mobile game (non-entertainment apps usually tend to be rather on the silent side) it’s very important to think about music early on, because it just transfers so much to the user. Even in the first stages of the process, you’ll have a mood in your head and, along with that, music. The problem is, most of the times, you don’t know what the music sounds like – only what it feels like. And for those of us, who don’t have Hans Zimmer standing in front of a 100-man orchestra, it can be pretty difficult to find the right sound.

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