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2017 G.A.N.G. Awards Winners

2017 G.A.N.G. Awards Winners

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Last week at Game Developers Conference, the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) hosted their annual awards show. Each year, composers from all over the video game industry get recognized for their achievements is making music the integral part of the video game process.

This year saw many categories and finalists from all over the industry. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and ABZU brought home several nominations and awards, along with Overwatch and INSIDE. ABZU and Banner Saga composer Austin Wintory (whose awards can be seen above) seemed a bit overwhelmed by all the praise.

Sly Cooper and Grim Fandango composer Peter McConnell was also recognized with a Lifetime Achievement award. You can check out all the winners below the cut or head over the the G.A.N.G. page.

Audio of the Year

Winner
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Finalists
Battlefield 1
Gears of War 4
INSIDE
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Music of the Year

Winner
ABZU

Finalists
ABZU
Battlefield 1
The Last Guardian
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Samorost 3

Sound Design of the Year

Winner
Overwatch

Finalists
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Battlefield 1
INSIDE
MAFIA III

Best Original Soundtrack Album

Winner
ABZU

Finalists
The Last Guardian
Battlefield 1
Samorost 3
ABZU
Final Fantasy XV OST

Best Interactive Score

Winner
Fossil Echo

Finalists
INSIDE
Deus Ex: Mankind Dividided
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Overwatch
Fossil Echo
Tethered

Best Handheld Audio

Winner
Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan

Finalists
ASURA
Gordon Ramsay Dash
Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan
Plants Vs. Zombies Heroes
Dawn of Titans

Best Cinematic/Cut-Scene Audio

Winner
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Finalists
Battlefield 1
Overwatch – The Last Bastion
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Best Dialogue

Winner
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Finalists
Gears of War 4
Mafia III
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Battlefield 1
Overwatch
Quantum Break

Best Original Instrumental

Winner
The Last Guardian

Finalists
Realm of Valor
End Titles The Last Guardian Suite from The Last Guardian
Sunborn Rising Main Theme – Feat. Contemporary Youth Orchestra
Valse di Fantastica
ABZU: Delphinus Delphis

Best Original Vocal Song – Choral

Winner
ABZU

Finalists
Sogno di Volare from Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
ABZU: Then were created the Gods in the midst of heaven
ReCore: Main Theme
Battlefield 1
Elegy – from Rise of Iron

Best Original Vocal Song – Pop

Winner
Banner Saga 2

Finalists
I Expect You To Die from I Expect You To Die
BANNER SAGA 2: Our Steps, To the night
Knee Deep – Act 3: Boomtown
Oh Willamette
The Dragon Spirit

Best Audio for an Indie Game

Winner
INSIDE

Finalists
Planet Coaster
Fossil Echo
The Witness
INSIDE
The Banner Saga 2

Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast

Winner
Overwatch – The Elusive Goal: Play by Sound

Finalists
Learning VR Audio: VR Audio Resources
The VR Soundscape of Secret Sorcery’s Tethered
Game Audio Industry Survey 2016/Game Audio Gender Gap
Overwatch – The Elusive Goal: Play by Sound
Composing Music For Games: The Art, Technology and Business of Video Game Scoring

Best Audio Mix

Winner
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Finalists
Battlefield 1
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
INSIDE
Abzu
The Last Guardian
Quantum Break

Best Sound Design in a Casual/Social Game

Winner
Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan

Finalists
Planet Coaster
Bejeweled Stars
Plants Vs. Zombies Heroes
Gordon Ramsay Dash
Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan

Best Music in a Casual/Social Game

Winner
Realm of Valor

Finalists
Finding Dory: Just Keep Swimming
Gordon Ramsay Dash
Realm of Valor
Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan
Sunborn Rising: Beneath the Fall

Best Game Music Cover/Remix

Winner
Fated Children

Finalists
If Death is Kind
ICO – You Were There
Fated Children
All the Earth
How Long Have I Been Playing?

Rookie of the Year

John Robert Matz
Mikel Shane Prather

G.A.N.G. Ambassador Award

Karen Collins

G.A.N.G. Recognition Award

Liza Salta

Distinguished Service Award

Stephan Schütze

Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter McConnell

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