The 20 Best Songs in Videogames
The first commercial videogame involved navigating a rocket ship; it was created by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in 1971. Music has been around for um… a lot longer than that.
But the two have been intertwined from the nearly the beginning of gaming, as far back as Atari 2600, which allowed gamers to play alongside background “music,” which was really a series of simple loops.
The quality of the sound wasn’t exactly wonderful. Early systems had a very finite amount of space, which severely limited the options for sound engineers and producers As technology advanced, sound got more advanced as well.