Dead Space, Afrika Take Home GANG Audio Awards

Organizers for the 7th Annual Game Audio Network Guild (GANG) Awards announced its winners, with Dead Space awarded Audio and Sound Design Of The Year, and Afrika taking home Music Of The Year -- full list of winners within.
The Game Audio Network Guild, a non-profit group dedicated to advancing and recognizing game audio, announced the winners for the 7th Annual GANG Awards, for which a ceremony was held last week in San Francisco, California. EA Redwood Shores' Dead Space received awards for Audio Of The Year and Sound Design Of The Year, while Wataru Hokoyama, the composer behind Japan's photography and safari simulation PS3 game Afrika (coming stateside as National Geographic: Africa), was recognized in the Rookie Of The Year and Music Of The Year categories. Game composer agent Bob Rice was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for his work helping launch and develop the careers of U.S. and European composers such as Inon Zur, Jack Wall, Jesper Kyd, Rod Abernathy, Sascha Dikiciyan, Cris Velasco, Mark Griskey, Richard Jacques & Tom Salta. The full list of award winners follows: Audio Of The Year Dead Space Music Of The Year Afrika Sound Design Of The Year Dead Space Best Cinematic/Cut-Scene Audio (Tie) World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King Gears Of War 2 Best Use Of Multi-Channel Surround In A Game Left 4 Dead Best Original Vocal Song - Choral "Main Title" - World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King Best Original Vocal Song - Pop "Still Alive" - Mirror's Edge Best Original Instrumental (Tie) "The Garden" - LittleBigPlanet "Main Theme" - Afrika Best Original Soundtrack Album Video Games Live: Volume One Best Dialogue Grand Theft Auto IV Best Use Of Licensed Music Rock Band 2 Best Handheld Audio God Of War: Chains Of Olympus Best Interactive Score LittleBigPlanet Best Game Audio Article, Publication Or Broadcast "The Complete Guide To Game Audio" 2nd Edition - Aaron Marks Best Audio - Other Watchman Motion Comic Rookie Of The Year Wataru Hokoyama (Afrika, Resident Evil 5) Lifetime Achievement Award Bob Rice G.A.N.G. Distinguished Service Awards Richard Jacques Tom Salta Stephen Years G.A.N.G. Recognition Awards Jim Charne John Broomhall Student/Apprentice Competition Winners Music - Tom Graczkowski Sound Design - Benoit Babin The award winners were chosen by the Game Audio Network Guild community, which is comprised of over 800 members in more than 30 countries.

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