Dead Space 3 has come and gone. Some folks loved it, others were a little disappointed in the direction the series has taken, but no one could deny that the team at Visceral have an incredible, undeniable grip on the use of sound in video games. I would argue it's the defining feature of the series. This fascinating seven-minute documentary goes behind the scenes at Visceral to discuss the different techniques employed to scare the living shit out of you.
One point made by Audio Director Nick Laviers really stuck with me: he says it's the sound that connects you to the world, and it helps you to believe in that world. That's true, and it's subtle. This video is just a great look at an often overlooked aspect of game development and design. Really interesting stuff.