Female Credit: Excavating Acknowledgement for the Capcom Sound Team
Rietveld, H and Lemon, A (2021). Female Credit: Excavating Acknowledgement for the Capcom Sound Team. in: Fritsch, M and Summers, T (ed.) Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music Cambridge Cambridge University Press.
|Authors||Rietveld, H and Lemon, A|
|Editors||Fritsch, M and Summers, T|
The chapter is based on a collaborative project that focuses on the mostly female Capcom Sound Team. The Japanese game development company Capcom (CAPsule COMputers), is known for some of the most popular action arcade games of the 80s and early 90s, developed with mainly male players in mind. The composition and sound design work by this collective of female composers influenced a host of game composers through their pioneering work on early arcade hardware. Yet in versions of games ported from the arcade to home consoles and computers, their work was left uncredited. Popular recognition for their composition and sound design work has been relatively slow, due to a number of factors that include the use of pseudonyms and the company’s team-focused crediting policy, as well as the routine ex-scription of women in a male-dominated game culture where, as Kocurek puts it, young competitive “technomasculinity” is foregrounded.
|Keywords||Game Music; Gender; Game Industry|
|Book title||Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Place of publication||Cambridge|
|30 Apr 2021|
|Online||30 Apr 2021|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||08 Jun 2020|
|Deposited||03 Sep 2020|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/cambridge-companion-to-video-game-music/DF1838B7C7C5251D7FD77BCC1F862FEB|
This material has been accepted for publication in a revised form and will be published in the Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music edited by Melanie Fritsch https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/cambridge-companion-to-video-ga... music/DF1838B7C7C5251D7FD77BCC1F862FEB. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution or re-use. © Cambridge University Press.
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