Game Audio Network Guild announces G.A.N.G. noms

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The Game Audio Network Guild today announced its 18th annual G.A.N.G. Awards nominees with 20 categories in music, sound design, dialogue, mix, and VR. The nominees were selected by G.A.N.G. Advisory Board members and Committees, and winners will be announced at the G.A.N.G. Awards on March 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The annual event will once again coincide with the Game Developers Conference (GDC). 

Said G.A.N.G. President Brian Schmidt, “2019 was another stellar year for game audio. The work of the composers, sound designers, dialogue specialists, engineers, technologists, and others continues to push the boundaries of the unique art form that is audio for games and interactive entertainment.”

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Audio of The Year
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts Death Stranding – Kojima Productions Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) –  Infinity Ward Mortal Kombat 11 – NetherRealm Studios Borderlands 3 – Gearbox Software
Music of the Year
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts Erica – Flavourworks Fantastic Creatures – Blue Callisto Undersea – Magic Leap Studios Borderlands 3 – Gearbox Software Rend – Frost keep Studios
Sound Design of the Year
Death Stranding – Kojima Productions Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts Borderlands 3 – Gearbox Software Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) – Infinity Ward Mortal Kombat 11 – NetherRealm Studios  
Best Cinematic Cutscene Audio
World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth Patch 8.25 – Blizzard EntertainmentDeath Stranding – Kojima Productions Concrete Genie – PixelopusStar Wars Jedi Fallen Order – Reason Entertainment/Electronic Arts Destiny 2: Shadowkeep – Bungie Gears 5 – The Coalition
Best Dialogue
Death Stranding – Kojima Productions Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) – Infinity WardStar Wars Jedi Fallen Order – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic ArtsGears 5 – The Coalition Control – Remedy Entertainment
Best Dialogue for an Indie Game
Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey – Salix Games Deliver Us The Moon – Keoke N InteractiveGolem – Highwire Games LLC   
Best Original Instrumental
Erica – FlavourworksCall of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts Bee Simulator – Varsav Game Studios Mortal Kombat 11 – Nether Realm Studios Control – Remedy
Best Music for an Indie Game
Sky: Children of the Light – that game company Bee Simulator – Varsav Game Studios Astrologaster – Nyamyam Outer Wilds – Mobius Digital Slay the Spire – MegaCrit 
 Best Sound Design for an Indie Game
Golem – Highwire Games Knights & Bikes – Foam Sword Deliver Us The Moon – Keoke N Interactive Astroneer – System Era Softworks Hunt: Showdown – Crytek
Best Sound Design in a Casual/Social Game
Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum – Blizzard EntertainmentKineChump – SquadCall of Duty: Mobile – TiMi Studios/ Activision Honor of Kings 2.0 – TiMi Studios Grindstone – Capybara Games Sky: Children of the Light- thatgamecompany
Best Music in a Casual Game
Sky: Children of the Light – that game company Astrologaster – Nyamyam Bee Simulator – Varsav Game Studios Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows – Blizzard Entertainment Honor of Kings 2.0 – TiMi Studios
Best Interactive Score
Erica – Flavour works Outer Wilds – Mobius DigitalConcrete Genie – Pixelopus Death Stranding – Kojima Productions Borderlands 3 – Gearbox Software
Best Original Choral Composition
Astrologaster – NyamyamRend – Frostkeep StudiosSid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm – Firaxis Games Elsinore – Golden Glitch Studios Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order – “Cordova’s Theme” – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts 
Best Original Song
“BB’s Theme” from  Death Stranding – Kojima Productions “Saudade” from Resident Evil 2 – Capcom“ Fair as a Rose” from Elsinore – Golden Glitch Studios “Days Gone Quiet” from Days Gone – SIE Bend Studio“Constellation” from Sky: Children of the Light – that game company“Giants” from League of Legends  – Riot Games
Best Original Soundtrack Album
Erica – Flavourworks Bee Simulator – Varsav Game StudiosSid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm – Firaxis GamesControl – Remedy Entertainment Death Stranding – KojimaProductions Elsinore – Golden Glitch Studios Sole – Gossamer Games  
Best Game Audio Publication, Presentation, or Broadcast
100 Unusual, Novel, Surprising Ways to be a Better Sound Designer in Video Games – Rob Bridgett Thoughts on Game Audio History – Kenneth C M Young Lydia Andrew: The audio of assassination – John Broomhall/Resolution Magazine Guide: How to Survive a Game Audio Layoff – Insights from Damian Kastbauer – Jennifer Walden and Asbjoern Andersen Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Infinity Ward
Best Audio Mix
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order – Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) – Infinity Ward Borderlands 3 – Gearbox Software Death Stranding – Kojima Productions Apex Legends – Respawn Entertainment Concrete Genie – Pixelopus Control – Remedy Entertainment 
Best Game Music Cover/ Remix
Borderlands 3 – Gearbox, Finishing Move Inc Mario Kart 64 – John StacyChrono Trigger – John Robert Matz: Producer Suikoden II KDET – Arranged and Conducted byKentaro Sato Donkey Kong Country – Ross Casey  

SOURCE: G.A.N.G.

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