Halo: Spartan Strike Nominated for 14th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards!


World’s Leading Organization of Audio Professionals in Gaming Industry Recognizes Accomplishments of Members and Peers Finalists for the 14th annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards Announced

February 12, 2016, San Francisco, CA. The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), the non-profit organization established to promote excellence in interactive audio, will present the 14th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards Show on Thursday, March 17 during the 2016 Game Developers Conference (GDC). After the open nomination process, the finalists are voted on by the members of the G.A.N.G Advisory Board and sub committees and considered by Board of Directors, featuring the top audio directors, music producers and sound designers in the video game industry. Congratulations to the finalists!

Audio of the Year Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Destiny: The Taken King Ori and the Blind Forest Until Dawn Battlefield: Hardline

Music of the Year Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Ori and the Blind Forest Tearaway Unfolded Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Star Wars Battlefront

Sound Design of the Year Star Wars Battlefront Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Destiny: The Taken King Battlefield Hardline Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Just Cause 3

Best Mix Ori and the Blind Forest Battlefield Hardline Star Wars Battlefront Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Rise of the Tomb Raider Panoramical

Best Original Soundtrack Album Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Ori and the Blind Forest Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Call of Duty: Black Ops III Star Wars Battlefront

Best Interactive Score Star Wars Battlefront Fallout 4 Gathering Sky Destiny: The Taken King Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Best Handheld Audio Halo: Spartan Strike Broken Age Gathering Sky Honor of Kings Nova-111

Best Cinematic Cutscene Audio Star Wars Battlefront Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void Ori and the Blind Forest The Order: 1886 Destiny: The Taken King

Best Dialog Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void The Order: 1886 Grim Fandango Remastered Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Assassins Creed Syndicate

Best Original Instrumental Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – “The Assassin’s Two Step” Star Wars Battlefront – “Sullust, Born from the Ash and into War” “The Chosen” – Main Theme from Revelation Online Ori and the Blind Forest – “Main Theme” The Order: 1886 – “The Knights’ Theme”

Best Original Song: Choral Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – “The Light We Cast” The Order: 1886 – “The Knighthood” Heroes of the Storm – “The Battle Begins” DOTA 2 – “Reborn” Bloodborne – “Terror”

Best Original Song: Pop Killer Instinct: Season 2 – “I’m Back (to Rise!)” Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – “The Mourning Tree” Call of Duty: Black Ops III – “Snakeskin Boots” Sword Coast Legends – “The Patch of Destiny” Devil’s Third – “Bleed Out”

Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast The Essential Guide to Recording Weapon Sound Effects – Watson Wu Gathering Sky – Audio Journals 1-3 – Dren McDonald Sound, Sensation, and Spatialization: A Postmortem of “Fixing Incus” How to Design Supreme Sci-Fi Weapon Sound Effects A Sound Effect

Best Audio for an Indie Game Gathering Sky SOMA Broken Age Prune Nova-111

Best Sound Design in a Casual / Social Game Gathering Sky The League of Explorers: A Hearthstone Adventure Star Wars Uprising Spirit Lords Jiu Long Zhan

Best Music in a Casual / Social Game Gathering Sky The League of Explorers: A Hearthstone Adventure Plants vs. Zombies 2 Prune Honor of Kings

Best Game Music Cover / Remix Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – “Underground” Fallout 4: “Vault 111″ Secret of Mana: “Into the Thick of It” Final Fantasy 7: “Of Cosmos and Seto” Smooth McGroove Remixed

The awards this year represented open submissions, followed by an inclusive selection of representatives in Global and Individual Music Categories, with additional consideration for the Best Mix category from the Interactive Entertainment Sound Developers branch of G.A.N.G. (IESD). This represents an unprecedented amount of inclusion from an industry organization for an awards show.

About G.A.N.G.

Established by leading audio professionals in the video game industry, The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) is a non-profit organization established to promote excellence in interactive audio providing information, instruction, resources, guidance and enlightenment not only to its members, but to publishers, developers and listeners throughout the world. G.A.N.G. empowers its members by establishing resources for education and career development, business and technical issues, community, publicity and recognition. For further information on G.A.N.G. visit www.audiogang.org.

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