GANG Announces Nominees for Video Game Audio and Music Prizes

The organization is keen on soundtracks that enhance the games

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The Game Audio Network Guild is announcing the nominees for the 11th Annual Awards designed to honor the best achievement in audio and music used in video games.

The Game Audio Network Guild is announcing the nominees for the 11th Annual Awards designed to honor the best achievement in audio and music used in video games.

G.A.N.G. President Brian Schmidt states, “This year’s G.A.N.G. award nominees continue to raise the bar, pushing creative boundaries, innovating in technology and delivering exceptional execution and production across all aspects of game audio.”

The complete list of nominees includes:

Audio of the Year

Diablo III

Far Cry 3

Halo 4

Journey

The Darkness II

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Music of the Year

Fez

Journey

The Unfinished Swan

Wonderbook: Book of Spells

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Sound Design of the Year

Diablo III

Far Cry 3

Halo 4

Journey

The Darkness II

Best Soundtrack Album

Dear Esther

Halo 4

Journey

Mass Effect 3

The Unfinished Swan

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Best Interactive Score

Diablo III

Journey

Sound Shapes

Starhawk

The Unfinished Swan

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Best Handheld Audio

Need for Speed Most Wanted

ORC: Vengeance

Ravensword: Shadowlands

Rayman Jungle Run

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Best Audio in a Casual/Social Game

Deadlight

Dear Esther

Ghost Recon Commander

Globulous

Solitaire Blitz

The Unfinished Swan

Best Cinematic/Cutscene Audio

Halo 4

Resident Evil 6

The Darkness II

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Best Dialogue

Diablo III

Fable: The Journey

Far Cry 3

The Darkness II

The Walking Dead

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Best Original Instrumental

"Apotheosis" - Journey

"Heart of Pandaria" - World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

"I Have Begun My Ascent" - Dear Esther

"Pigs In Space" - LittleBigPlanet 2: The Muppets

"Outcast Theme" - Starhawk

"The Unfinished Swan" - The Unfinished Swan

Best Original Vocal – Choral

"Angelus" - The Darkness II

"Incantation" - Diablo III

"Main Menu" - Halo 4

"Main Theme" - Assassin's Creed III Liberation

"The Eored" - Riders of Rohan

"The Resistance Fighters" - Kinect Star Wars

Best Original Vocal – Pop

"Always" - Dear Esther

"I Was Born For This" - Journey

"Song of Liu Lang" - World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

"The Taking" - Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller

"Try And Forget Me" - 1954: Alcatraz

Best Audio Mix

Dragon's Dogma

Far Cry 3

Planetside 2

Prototype 2

The Darkness II

Best Use of Licensed Music

Kinect Star Wars

LittleBigPlanet Karting

MLB 12: The Show

Need for Speed Most Wanted

Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers

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