|The card's front face||The card's back face|
|The set of sounds of a PC or NPC.|
Awareness , Identification , Signature , Emotional Script .
Footsteps , Grunts , Breath , Heartbeat , Chitchat , Dialogue , Foley , Sound Effects , Acoustic Ecology .
May relate to:
Stealth , Unaware NPC , Seeking for PC .
The Characters' Soundprint define their acoustic identity.
Character Soundprint is a matter of great importance for disparate reasons. To start with, Character Soundprint is relevant for the sake of Awareness. That includes providing the sense of presence and signalling basic activity. With that purpose there is a set of sound explorations that are consistently used, such as:
- Footsteps, definitely the most used;
- Grunts, very common and effective in signalling efforts;
- Breath, usually just for the PC and reserved to conditions like enduring efforts or extreme emotional conditions;
- Sound Effects, which depending on the type of character, may be pertinent in addition or in substitution of those elements (for instance, and imaginary or abstract character).
Additionally, Character Soundprint may also be relevant in terms of Identification, that is, in providing the means for the player to be able to distinguish between different types of characters. Identification may be achieved through the design of disparate Signatures for those types of characters, by establishing some uniqueness in characters' soundprints. Besides being potentially interesting in terms of gameplay the diversity also can contribute to the Acoustic Ecology. In turn, singular Character Soundprints can be explored to establish a memorable experience and brand.