The team at Robomodo talks the ins and outs of updating an iconic game's soundtrack
Late last year during the Spike Video Game Awards a familiar image resurfaced: A lanky towhead skateboarding around a dingy warehouse. The problem was that — aside from the sound of trucks grinding on a railing — the video was silent. Today, the team at Robomodo — the developer behind Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD — breaks that silence. I took the opportunity to speak with the game's producers and audio designer to learn how much work goes into re-licensing a classic soundtrack, picking out new songs and what original track almost had the studio's president breaking out his wallet to buy the rights.