Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Receives 6 Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 15th, 2010) The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), the non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of game audio, announced the winners of the 8th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards at a ceremony held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to honor outstanding creative, technical and artistic audio achievement in the world of interactive entertainment.

Voted and judged upon by the game audio industry and members of G.A.N.G., the winners represent the best in game audio for 2009. Over 2,500 people representing over 30 countries have signed up as members of G.A.N.G. since its inception in 2002.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves led the night with 9 nominations and 6 wins including Audio of the Year. Game industry veteran Charles Deenen was honored by receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for his incredible hard work, determination and leading audio excellence for the past 25 years.

"The level of quality this year was stunning. Each nominee and winner should be extremely proud of their amazing accomplishments, said Tommy Tallarico, G.A.N.G. Founder, CEO and Chairman. G.A.N.G. President Paul Lipson added, "GANG is committed to recognizing the accomplishments of our industry, and our partnership with GDC has enabled us to make the GANG Awards an internationally recognized event. This year's group of nominees and winners raised the bar in every category, and we are thrilled to celebrate that.

Winners of the 8th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards are listed below by category.


AUDIO OF THE YEAR

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


MUSIC OF THE YEAR (TIE)

Assassin's Creed II

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


SOUND DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

inFAMOUS


BEST INTERACTIVE SCORE

Flower


BEST HANDHELD AUDIO

The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition (iPhone)


BEST CINEMATIC/CUT-SCENE AUDIO

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


BEST DIALOGUE

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


BEST ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL

"Reunion" - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL - CHORAL

"Halls of Iron" - World of Warcraft: Secrets of Ulduar


BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL - POP

"Plants vs. Zombies" - Plants vs. Zombies


BEST USE OF MULTI-CHANNEL SURROUND IN A GAME

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2


BEST USE OF LICENSED MUSIC

Rock Band: The Beatles


BEST GAME AUDIO ARTICLE, PUBLICATION OR BROADCAST

"The Future of Game Audio / The Game Audio Mixing Revolution" Gamasutra.com


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Charles Deenen


ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (TIE)

Dave Johnson

Camden Stoddard


G.A.N.G. RECOGNITION AWARD

Brian Schmidt


G.A.N.G. SERVICE AWARDS

Rob Bridgett

Morla Gorrondona

Chip Beeman

Alexander Brandon

David Chan


STUDENT/APPRENTICE COMPETITION WINNERS

Music Courtney Johns

Sound Design- Jeff Schmidt


DIAMOND SPONSORS

Sumthing Else Music Works

AFM The American Federation of Musicians

5 Rockets


GOLD SPONSOR

DTS


DIAMOND PARTNERS

Pyramind, Inc.


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The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) is a non-profit organization established to educate the masses in regards to interactive audio by providing information, instruction, resources, guidance and enlightenment not only to its members, but to content providers and listeners throughout the world. G.A.N.G. empowers its members by establishing resources for education, business, technical issues, community, publicity and recognition. G.A.N.G. also supports career development for aspiring game audio professionals, publishers, developers and students.