13th Annual GANG Award Finalists

The 13th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards finalists have been announced. All finalists are able to order a certificate to celebrate their nomination (high quality print, suitable for framing) - details here. 

Audio of The Year
Alien Isolation
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Destiny
Far Cry 4
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Music of the Year
Destiny
Far Cry 4
Halo 2 Anniversary
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor

Sound Design of the Year
Alien Isolation
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Destiny
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Sunset Overdrive

Best Original Soundtrack Album
Destiny
Far Cry 4
Halo 2 Anniversary
The Banner Saga
The String Arcade [Dren McDonald]

Best Interactive Score
Alien Isolation
Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea, Part 2
Far Cry 4
Hohokum
Peggle Blast!

Best Handheld Audio
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Lord Of The Rings: Legends Of Middle Earth
Marvel Contest Of Champions
Peggle Blast!
Plants vs. Zombies 2

Best Cinematic Cutscene Audio
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Far Cry 4
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
The Last of Us: Left Behind
World of WarCraft: Warlords of Draenor

Best Dialog
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Sunset Overdrive
The Walking Dead Season Two

Best Original Instrumental
Destiny - "Excerpt from The Ecstasy”
DOTA 2: Compendium - “Countdown"
Halo Theme Gungnir Mix (featuring Steve Vai)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - “Fort Morn"
The Banner Saga - “Of Our Bones, The Hills”

Best Original Song: Choral
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris - "A Clash of Gods"
Destiny - "The Traveler/Excerpt from The Hope"
DOTA 2: Compendium - "Startup"
The Vanishing Of Etham Carter - “The Valley of the Blinding Mist”
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor – “The Horde Mobilize"

Best Original Song: Pop
Halo 2 Anniversary - “Breaking the Covenant”
Destiny - "Hope for the Future"
South Park: The Stick of Truth - "Princess Kenny Theme"
Sunset Overdrive - "Sunset City"
Transistor - “We All Become”

Best Game Audio Article, Publication, or Broadcast
The Mix in The Last of Us
Writing Interactive Music for Video Games: A Composer's Guide (Michael Sweet)
Remaking the Legend: Halo 2 Anniversary
PODCAST by Emily Reese, Top Score on John Broomhal\'s Transport Tycoon music reboot
Bleeps and Bloops: The Game Audio Podcast

Best Audio Mix
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Alien Isolation
Far cry 4
Halo 2 Anniversary
Destiny

Best Audio for an Indie Game
Hohokum
Supergiant Games/Transistor
Super Time Force
THE BANNER SAGA
The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter

Best Sound Design in a Casual/Social Game
Diner Dash 2015
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Peggle Blast!
Plants vs. Zombies 2
Transformers: Age of Extinction The Official Game

Best Music in a Casual/Social Game

CounterSpy
Lord Of The Rings: Legends Of Middle Earth
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Peggle Blast!
Transport Tycoon – The 2014 Sessions by John Broomhall

Best Game Music Cover/Remix
Baba Yetu (Civilization IV) by Peter Hollens feat. Malukah
Grasswalk (Plants vs Zombies) by The String Arcade/Dren McDonald
Hope for the Future (Destiny) by Jillian Aversa
Last of Us Theme (Last of Us) by Taylor Davis/Adam Gubman
You Were There (ICO) by Laura Intravia

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