Title Screens

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Sound during the presentation of a game product.


Signature , Emotional Script .
Menus , Cutscenes .
Often uses:
Music , Sound Effects .


Title Screens constitute one of the distinct components of sound design in games, along with the introductory Menus, Cutscenes, and – the more "extensive" component – the sound occurring during gameplay.

It is noticeable that some games extend their Title Screens back to the presentation of distributor and development teams, mostly by customizing the respective logos with motifs from the game, sometimes resorting solely to sound (typically astonishing Sound Effects).

Although the exposition of the player to the Title Screens is very short when compared with the other sound design components, it constitutes the first contact of the player with the game, both when first running and in each new session. Being so, it plays an emotional role that sound can help to explore. Actually, the use of sound during Title Screens, including in those cases when is it starts early during the teams' presentations, has a role almost strictly emotional (so it may work as a first contribution to the Emotional Script).

Music is a prevalent solution for Title Screens, sometimes becoming part of the Signature of the game.


Heavy Rain:
The Path:
Sonic the Hedgehog: Same games from Sega, including Sonic the Hedgehog, share a short Signature that is used in Title Screens but which is repeated along the gaming session, between levels.
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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves:
Mirror's Edge:
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: This Music, prevalent in the Title Screen, is part of the Signature of the game.
Demon's Souls:
Flower: Sound of Title Screens (which in this case is even dependent of previous accomplishments in gameplay) starts to be heard right from the presentation of the publisher and development team.
The Binding of Isaac: