Halo: Spartan Strike Wins at the 14th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards


Halo: Spartan Strike won "Best Handheld Audio" honors at the 14th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Award at GDC 2016. It was a stunning victory, and a celebration of true AAA quality across multiple screens and endpoints. The complete list of winners is as follows:

Audio of the Year

Winner Ori and the Blind Forest

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

Music of the Year

Winner Star Wars Battlefront

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

Sound Design of the Year

Winner Star Wars Battlefront

Finalists Battlefield Hardline Destiny: The Taken King Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Just Cause 3 StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void STAR WARS Battlefront

Best Original Soundtrack Album

Winner Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Finalists 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

Winner Star Wars Battlefront

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

Best Handheld Audio

Winner Halo: Spartan Strike

Finalists Halo: Spartan Strike Broken Age Gathering Sky Honor of Kings Nova-111

Best Cinematic/Cut-Scene Audio

Winner StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

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

Best Dialogue

Winner Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

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

Best Original Instrumental

Winner Ori and the Blind Forest Main Theme

Finalists 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 Vocal Song – Choral

Winner Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – “The Light We Cast”

Finalists 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 Vocal Song – Pop

Winner Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – “The Mourning Tree”

Finalists

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 Path of Destiny” Devil’s Third – “Bleed Out”

Best Audio for an Indie Game

Winner Gathering Sky

Finalists Gathering Sky SOMA Broken Age Prune Nova-111

Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast

Winner Gathering Sky – Audio Journals 1-3 – Dren McDonald

Finalists 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 Mix

Winner Ori and the Blind Forest Star Wars Battlefront

Finalists 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 Sound Design in a Casual/Social Game

Winner Gathering Sky

Finalists Gathering Sky The League of Explorers: A Hearthstone Adventure Star Wars Uprising Spirit Lords Jiu Long Zhan

Best Music in a Casual/Social Game

Winner Honor of Kings

Finalists Gathering Sky The League of Explorers: A Hearthstone Adventure Plants vs. Zombies 2 Prune Honor of Kings

Best Game Music Cover/Remix

Winner Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Peter Hollens

Finalists 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

Rookie of the Year

Gareth Coker

G.A.N.G. Recognition Award

Penka Kouneva

Distinguished Service Award

Savina Ciaramella Chance Thomas

Lifetime Achievement Award

Marty O’Donnell

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