11th ANNUAL GAME AUDIO NETWORK GUILD AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED & Broadcast on TWITCH TV

Interactive Awards Show with Industry Game Composers to air this Sunday, May 12th on TwitchTV
Journey Takes Home 5 Awards!

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), the non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of game audio, is proud to announce the winners of the 11th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards.


Voted and judged upon by the game audio industry and members of G.A.N.G., the finalists represent an array of the best audio in video games from 2012. A 75 person Advisory Committee helped in deciding each of the final nominees which included hundreds of hours of research, listening, watching and playing. Over 2,500 people representing over 30 countries have signed up as members of G.A.N.G. since its inception in 2002. The final winners, voted on by the general membership of G.A.N.G., included multiple wins for Journey. Other notable winners included Halo 4, Diablo III, Unfinished Swan and Far Cry 3.


The award show has become an annual tradition, drawing standing room only crowds and has become the centerpiece of the audio track at the Game Developers Conference. The entire awards show will be broadcast via TwitchTV starting Sunday, May 12th at 8pm eastern/5pm pacific on the following channel: www.twitch.tv/videogameslive


Game composers from around the world will be taking part in the live stream and will be available to answer questions and interact with the viewing audience.


A complete list of the award winners are as follows…


AUDIO OF THE YEAR
 Diablo III

MUSIC OF THE YEAR
 Journey

SOUND DESIGN OF THE YEAR 
Halo 4

BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
 Journey

BEST INTERACTIVE SCORE
 Journey

BEST HANDHELD AUDIO 
Uncharted: Golden Abyss

BEST CINEMATIC/CUT-SCENE AUDIO
 Halo 4

BEST DIALOGUE
The Walking Dead/Far Cry 3 (TIE)

BEST ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL 
Apotheosis – Journey

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL SONG – CHORAL 
Main Theme – Assassin’s Creed: Liberation

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL SONG – POP
I Was Born For This – Journey

BEST USE OF LICENSED MUSIC
LittleBigPlanet Karting

BEST GAME AUDIO ARTICLE, PUBLICATION OR BROADCAST
All In The Mix – The Importance Of Real-Time Mixing In Video Games Garry Taylor

BEST AUDIO MIX 
Far Cry 3

BEST AUDIO IN A CASUAL/INDIE/SOCIAL GAME
 Unfinished Swan

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
 Joel Corelitz/Jessica Curry (tie)

G.A.N.G. RECOGNITION AWARD 
Chance Thomas

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
 Clint Bajakian

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 
Alexander Davis

Student/Apprentice Award Music
 Anastasia Devana

Student/Apprentice Award Sound Design Logan Byers

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