CSI Skill Tree banner, featuring a screenshot from the game Inside, showing a small person peering up into the light in a cavernous indoor environment. Superimposed on the image are headshots of our guest speakers, Amos Roddy and Tochi Onyebuchi.

CSI Skill Tree: Sound and Worldbuilding (Online)


Event Details


In the CSI Skill Tree series, we examine and celebrate how video games envision possible futures, build rich and thought-provoking worlds, and engage people as active participants in unfolding and interpreting stories.

In this event, we’ll consider how sound design and music in games contributes to worldbuilding, storytelling, and immersion. We’ll look closely at Inside (2016), a moody adventure game with environmental puzzles and grim, industrial aesthetics, and discuss how sound shapes our experience of interactive, imaginary worlds, and helps them express emotion and feel immediate and viscerally thrilling.

Our guests are Amos Roddy, a composer, sound designer, and producer working primarily in games, and Tochi Onyebuchi, an award-winning author of science fiction and fantasy.

The conversation will be hosted live on Zoom, on Thursday, July 7 at 11:00 am Pacific time / 2:00 pm Eastern. This event is free and open to everyone—register today!