A preliminary investigation into interactive computer game music.
This article will attempt to further understanding as far as music and computer games are concerned. More specifically, it will focus on "Interactive Music". Interactivity in music has been developed and experimented upon since the early 1990's, and has many other applications besides its use in computer games. For instance, there are "Interactive Music Performances" and "Interactive Compositions" etc. Such areas of interactivity will not be explored and are too broad a topic to mention in this article. For the purposes of explaining concepts and ideas, comparisons will be drawn with media such as film, as they have some important similarities with computer games but are perhaps better understood and on the whole more accessible. To this end a terminology section has been included to provide the inexperienced computer user some idea of concepts, tools and language used in the computer world.