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London Video Game Orchestra returns with Games That Byte

Halloween is practically here, and the London Video Game Orchestra is celebrating in the only (and best) way it knows how: by putting on a show. Aka, Games That Byte.

Promising jaw-dropping, ear-ringing music from video games in the horror genre, the London Video Game Orchestra will feature and highlight all of your favourite gruesome games, such as BioShock and Dead Space. There will also be songs from indie darlings such as Undertale and Hollow Knight, some of which have never been performed live.

“LVGO wants to break the boundaries of conventional orchestras and inspire people to learn music through our shared passion for video games.” Chris Carter, Outreach Officer for the London Video Game Orchestra, said. “We’ll be playing a huge variety – new and old, scary and somber – expect the unexpected!”

London Video Game Orchestra
Image Source: London Video Game Orchestra

Originally founded in 2019, The London Video Game Orchestra’s mission has always been to increase the impact and value of video game music. Video game music hasn’t always been given the respect it deserves, with some folks not believing it’s music at all, just because it happens to be from a video game. LVGO wants to challenge that perspective.

We have previously attended a London Video Game Orchestra show with this year’s Pride in Gaming. Not only was the skill of each and every individual member fantastic, but we felt that the whole experience was “healing” in how it brought people together, and its expertise in showcasing just how many LGBTQ+ inclusive games there are out there in the world.

If you find yourself looking for video game music to celebrate Halloween in style over at the Woolwich Works on Saturday, 11 November, you can grab a ticket for the Games That Byte event here.

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.