GANG Announces Nominees for Video Game Audio and Music Prizes

The organization is keen on soundtracks that enhance the games

By on February 28th, 2013 01:41 GMT

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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