The GANG Student/Apprentice contest is open to all GANG members who have not yet received compensation for any work in the game industry, which are usually our Student level or Apprentice level members. Prizes will include donated plugins, instrument libraries and SFX libraries, but these have not yet been confirmed (past prizes include Cinesamples, Nine Volt Audio, Boom Library, Propellerhead, Audiobro and more). They will be really cool though. If you are attending GDC you will be able to pick up your prize at the awards show. Time is short (just like in real life) so get started now!

Submissions will be accepted from January 19- February 2.
Winners announced at the GANG Awards during GDC March 2-6 (date TBA)

Eligible members can enter in either category, Music or Sound Design, or are welcome to enter in both.

The theme this year:

MUSIC: Write a 60 second theme that MUST loop seamlessly. The game is based in a “Olympic playground” and features house pets competing with each other in an Olympics-like contest. The artwork is whimsical, and of course the pet owners resemble their pets (or is it the other way around?). Winning pets stand on their pedestal where their anthem plays. Competition can be fierce (but never dangerous). The theme must be very close to 60 seconds in length.

SOUND DESIGN: These sounds are for the same pet Olympics as the music. Create these assets, in this order:

Short welcoming sound
Background ambience of ‘pet crowd’ stadium (may play throughout and vary based on action)
Dialog popup
Click
Click
Click
Fanfare for next event
Call to Event Begin
Event Begin (High Hurdles)
Event sound fx for short “high hurdles” race
Event End: Lose
Gain XP
Fanfare for next event
Call to Event Begin
Event Begin (Pet Pole Vault)
Event sound fx for short “Pet Pole Vault”
Event End: Win
Click
click
Fanfare for next event
Call to Event Begin
Event Begin (Pet Wrestling: Cats v Dogs)
Event sound fx for short “Pet Wrestling: Cats v Dogs”
Event End: Win
Click
Achievement: Pet has been sponsored by a major Pet Food Company!
Click
LEVEL UP

To submit your track, send via a message on SoundCloud to Game Audio Network Guild - https://soundcloud.com/game-audio-network-guild

Include the submitted track, your GANG member name and a contact email address.  You'll receive confirmation of the entry through SoundCloud.

Any questions can be sent to richard at audiogang.org