Video games are, undoubtedly, an art form. An exhibit entitled “The Art of Video Games” showcasing the evolution of video games’ visual design is being shown at 11 museums worldwide between 2012 and 2016, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum. However, it is not only the graphics that help to make a game a masterpiece. The best games benefit from soundtracks that immerse players in the game’s mood and atmosphere.
On Saturday, July 5, at Jones Hall, the Houston Symphony will be playing a concert called rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes. Following in the footsteps of well-received concerts like those that the Boston-based Video Game Orchestra plays, rePLAY features themes and medleys from Portal®, Journey®, The Elder Scrolls®, Halo® and many more award-winning games. rePLAY tells the story of a hero’s journey and will be narrated by Dear Esther‘s Nigel Carrington. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience!