2010 Awards

8th Annual GANG Awards - 2009 Released Games

The Game Audio Network Guild held the 9th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards Show on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 in San Francisco, CA during the Game Developers Conference. Congratulations to the following winners:

Overall

Award
Nominees
Winner
Audio of the Year
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Need For Speed: Shift
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Resident Evil 5
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Best Cinematic/Cut-Scene Audio
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Need For Speed: Shift
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Best Audio - Other Mick Gordon
Best Handheld Audio
  • Gran Turismo (PSP)
  • Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier (PSP)
  • Mecho Wars (iPhone)
  • The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition (iPhone)
  • Resistance: Retribution (PSP)
The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition (iPhone)

Music

Award
Nominees
Winner
Music of the Year
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • AVATAR: The Game
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Flower
  • Halo 3: ODST
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Assassin's Creed II and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (tie)
Best Interactive Score
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Flower
  • Halo 3: ODST
  • Heavy Rain
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Flower
Best Original Instrumental Song
  • "Ezio's Family" - Assassin's Creed II
  • "Flight Over Venice" - Assassin's Creed II
  • "Spirit of Bladehenge" - Brutal Legend
  • "Sonny Tang" - Eat Lead
  • "Reunion" - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
"Reunion" - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Best Original Vocal Song - Choral
  • "Venice Rooftops" - Assassin's Creed II
  • "A Creature Shall Rise" - Brutal Legend
  • "Sad Theme" - Tom Clancy’s: H.A.W.X.
  • "Washington Under Seige" - Tom Clancy’s: H.A.W.X.
  • "Halls of Iron" - World of Warcraft: Fall of the Lich King
"Halls of Iron" - World of Warcraft: Fall of the Lich King
Best Original Vocal Song - Pop
  • "I Am The One" (High Fantasy Version) - Dragon Age: Origins
  • "Lelianna's Song" - Dragon Age: Origins
  • "Silent Melody" - inFAMOUS
  • "Best Friends Menu Theme" - Littlest Pet Shop Friends
  • "Pray - Theme Song" - Resident Evil 5
  • "Plants vs. Zombies" - Plants vs. Zombies
"Plants vs. Zombies" - Plants vs. Zombies
Best Use of Licensed Music
  • Brutal Legend
  • DJ Hero
  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen
  • Rock Band: The Beatles
  • SingStar: Queen
Rock Band: The Beatles
Best Original Soundtrack Album
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Brutal Legend
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • inFAMOUS
  • Tom Clancy's: H.A.W.X.
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
inFAMOUS

Sound Design

Award
Nominees
Winner
Sound Design of the Year
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Need For Speed: Shift
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
BEST USE OF MULTI-CHANNEL SURROUND IN A GAME
  • Bayonetta
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2
  • Forza Motorport 3
  • Felt 4 Dead 2
  • Residet Evil 5
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2

Voice Acting

Award
Nominees
Winner
Best Dialogue
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Brutal Legend
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Recognition

Award
Nominees
Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award Charles Deenan
G.A.N.G. Recognition Awards
  • Brian Schmidt
Rookie of the Year
  • Dave Johnson, Camden Stoddard
G.A.N.G. 4th Annual Student/Apprentice Competition Mike "Skitch" Schichiano (music)
Mikkel Eskessen (sound design)
Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast
  • "Avoiding Tedium - Fighting Repetition in Game Audio" – AES Conference Paper
  • "Dynamics of Narrative" – Gamasutra.com
  • "The Future of Game Audio / The Game Audio Mixing Revolution" – Gamasutra.com
  • "Less is More" – Game Developer Magazine
  • "Surviving Your First Composing Gig" – Shockwave-Sound.com
  • "Surviving the Crunch - Being Healthy Sound Designers" – Designing Sound
"The Future of Game Audio / The Game Audio Mixing Revolution" – Gamasutra.com
Student/Apprentice Awards Music – Courtney Johns
Sound Design- Jeff Schmidt

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