2008 Awards

6th Annual GANG Awards - 2007 Released Games

The Game Audio Network Guild held the 6th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards Show on Thursday, February 21st, 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA during the Game Developers Conference. Congratulations to the following winners:

Overall

Award
Nominees
Winner
Audio of the Year
  • BioShock
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • God of War II
  • Halo 3
  • Mass Effect
BioShock
Best Cinematic/Cut-Scene Audio
  • BioShock
  • Halo 3
  • Heavenly Sword
  • Hellgate: London
  • Mass Effect
BioShock
Best Audio - Other
  • Grim's Downfall (online game)
  • Jewel Quest II
  • Nine Billion Miles From Earth (online game)
  • Treasure Tunes (online game)
  • Website for Halo 3 Soundtrack
Jewell Quest II
Best Handheld Audio
  • Dead Head Fred
  • MLB 07: The Show
  • Shrek The Third: Shrek's Way
  • Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
  • Transformers
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

Music

Award
Nominees
Winner
Music of the Year
  • Assassin's Creed
  • BioShock
  • God of War II
  • Halo 3
  • The Golden Compass
BioShock
Best Interactive Score
  • BioShock
  • Flow
  • God of War II
  • LOTR Online: Shadows of Angmar
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
BioShock
Best Original Instrumental Song
  • "Welcome To Rapture" - BioShock
  • "Infiltrating The Eagle's Nest" - Blazing Angels 2
  • "Main Menu" - The Golden Compass
  • "Epilogue" - Lair
  • "The Citadel" - Mass Effect
"Welcome To Rapture" - BioShock
Best Original Vocal Song - Choral
  • "City of Jeruslaem" - Assassin's Creed
  • "Joan of Arc" - Bladestorm
  • "Luck" - Halo 3
  • "Main Titles" - God of War II
  • "Divine Intervention" - Universe At War: Earth Assault
"Main Titles" - God of War II
Best Original Vocal Song - Pop
  • "Jerusalem Horse Ride" - Assassin's Creed
  • "Beowulf's Army" - Beowulf
  • "M4 Part II" - Mass Effect
  • "Still Alive" - Portal
  • "Lament of the Highborne" - World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
"Still Alive" - Portal
Best Use of Licensed Music
  • BioShock
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  • Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80's
  • Rock Band
  • Skate
BioShock
Best Original Soundtrack Album
  • Dead Head Fred
  • God of War II
  • Halo 3
  • Mass Effect
  • Red Steel
God of War II
Best Arrangement of a Non-Original Score
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Online
  • Purr Pals
  • The Simpsons Game
The Simpsons Game

Sound Design

Award
Nominees
Winner
Sound Design of the Year
  • BioShock
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Crysis
  • The Orange Box
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
BioShock
Best Use of Multi-Channel Surround In a Game
  • BioShock
  • Crysis
  • Halo 3
  • Lair
  • God of War II
Halo 3

Voice Acting

Award
Nominees
Winner
Best Dialogue
  • BioShock
  • God of War II
  • Halo 3
  • The Orange Box
  • The Simpsons Game
BioShock

Recognition

Award
Nominees
Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award Brian Schmidt
G.A.N.G. Recognition Awards
  • Russell Brower (audio director & composer - Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Rod Abernathy (composer - Dead Head Fred)
  • Michael "Piano Squall" Gluck (Piano Squall album and charity work)
Rookie of the Year
  • Austin Wintory (composer - flOw)
  • Tomas Neumann (audio programmer - Crysis)
G.A.N.G. 4th Annual Student/Apprentice Competition Mike "Skitch" Schichiano (music)Mikkel Eskessen (sound design)
Most Innovative Use of Audio
  • LOTR Online: Shadows of Angmar - "The Player Music System"
  • Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 - Audio controlling graphics & physics engine
  • Treasure Tunes (online game)
  • Flow
  • Mass Effect - dialogue engine
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2
Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast
  • "The Golden Compass Composer Diary - GameSpy
  • "The World of Game Composing" - Film Music Magazine
  • "What's The Score?" - British Academy Magazine
  • "Video Games Live" - Eurogamer TV Show
  • "Does it Sound Next-Gen?" - Game Developer Magazine
"The World of Game Composing" - Film Music Magazine
Distinguished Service Awards Sean BeesonJerry Lyons

Chance Thomas

Becky Young

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