Music students make soundtracks for video games by computer science undergrads

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First collaboration between Faculty of Music and computer science students for Level Up video game showcase

The Super Mario Bros. jingle seems to have almost as many fans as the classic video game itself. The theme song has inspired innumerable covers on YouTube – some with millions of views –performed with instruments as varied as the marimba and four calculators. Yet, while songs and effects are an important part of gameplay, few programmers can write music as well as they write code.

University of Toronto computer science students turned to their peers in the Faculty of Music for help making games that are as fun to listen to as they are to play. The games will be presented on April 4 at Level Up, an annual showcase for video games made by university and college students across Ontario. Read the full article at U of T News