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Good music: 7th annual Game Audio Network Guild finalists announced

8:30 PM on 02.16.2009 // Dale North
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You like videogames, right? And you like good music? Sometimes they come together, and the organization G.A.N.G (Game Audio Network Guild) picks the best game music and audio from the previous year and awards its creators at their annual G.A.N.G. awards.

Chosen by the game audio industry themselves, this year's finalists are like a short list of the games you turned your TV up for. Winners will be announced at the 7th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards ceremony being held on Thursday, March 26th, 2009 in San Francisco, CA during the Game Developers Conference.

The finalists are listed below the jump. Dead Space looks to be a big winner, as does LittleBigPlanet. And did you play Dark Sector? It got a few nods as well.

AUDIO OF THE YEAR

Dark Sector

Dead Space

Fable II

Gears of War 2

LittleBigPlanet

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

 

MUSIC OF THE YEAR

Afrika

Dead Space

Fable II

LittleBigPlanet

Lord of the Rings: Mines of Moria

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

 

SOUND DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Dead Space

LittleBigPlanet

Metal Gear Solid 4

Need For Speed: Undercover

Spore

 

BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

Afrika

Fable II

Halo Trilogy - The Complete Original Soundtracks

Video Games Live: Volume One

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

 

BEST INTERACTIVE SCORE

Crysis: Warhead

Left 4 Dead

LittleBigPlanet

PixelJunk Eden

Spore

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

 

BEST HANDHELD AUDIO

God of War: Chains of Olympus

Monster Hunter 2

Rolando

Secret Agent Clank

WipEout Pulse

 

BEST AUDIO – OTHER

Disney’s Pixie Hollow

Eternity's Child

Hidden Expedition: Amazon

The Secret Saturdays: Tale of the Cryptids

Watchman motion comic

 

BEST CINEMATIC/CUT-SCENE AUDIO

Gears of War 2

Left 4 Dead

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Team Fortress 2

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

 

BEST DIALOGUE

Dark Sector

Grand Theft Auto IV

LittleBigPlanet

Need For Speed: Undercover

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

 

BEST ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL

"Healed Land" - Prince of Persia

"Main Theme" – Afrika

"Oscar Night" - You're In The Movies

"The Gardens" – LittleBigPlanet

"The Heist" - Pictureka Museum Mayhem

 

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – CHORAL

"Hope Runs Deep" - Gears of War 2

"Hymn for King Conan" - Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures

"Khazad Düm" - LOTR: Mines of Moria
"Main Theme" - LittleBigPlanet

"Main Title" - World of Warcraft : Wrath of the Lich King

"Menu Theme" - Prince of Persia

 

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – POP

"Night time Journey" - Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventure

"On My Own" – Need For Speed: Undercover

"Out of Darkness" - Devil May Cry 4

"Shorel'Aran" - World of Warcraft: Fury of the Sunwell

"Still Alive" - Mirror's Edge

 

BEST USE OF LICENSED MUSIC

Fallout 3

Grand Theft Auto IV

Guitar Hero World Tour

LittleBigPlanet

Rock Band 2

 

BEST GAME AUDIO ARTICLE, PUBLICATION OR BROADCAST

“Making Music Interactive: Elaboration of the Feature Set in Wwise” – Music4Games.net

“The Complete Guide to Game Audio, 2nd Edition” - Thomson/Cengage Publishing

“The Music of Dead Space: Artistic Design and Technical Implementation” – Music4Games.net

 “The Music System of Hellgate: London” – Music4Games.net

“The Power of the Sung Word” – Game Developer Magazine

“Tommy Tallarico Tells All” - Electronic Musician Magazine

 

BEST USE OF MULTI-CHANNEL SURROUND IN A GAME

Call of Duty: World at War

Crysis: Warhead

Dead Space

Fallout 3

Gears of War 2

Left 4 Dead



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