NEWS - Monday, March 3, 2008

BioShock Wins Eight G.A.N.G. Audio Awards

2K’s BioShock has won eight awards at the 6th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards, presented by The Game Audio Network Guild - a non-profit organisation supporting the game audio industry.

"Every now and again, life provides one of those great moments of satisfaction for which words are really inadequate to describe," said BioShock composer Garry Schymann.

"Being honoured by my friends and colleagues at this year’s G.A.N.G awards was one of those moments. It was a very moving evening for me and I will always be grateful to G.A.N.G. and everyone who considered my score for BioShock worthy of these honours."

Brian Schmidt, who did the audio work on games such as Madden NFL Football and Desert Strike and directed Microsoft’s game audio technologies, was presented with the G.A.N.G. Lifetime Achievement Award.

A complete list of the awards winners is as follows:

Audio of the Year:


Music of the Year:


Sound Design of the Year:


Best Original Soundtrack Album:

God of War II

Best Interactive Score:


Best Handheld Audio:

Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow

Best Audio - Other:

Jewel Quest II

Best Cinematic/Cut-scene Audio:


Best Dialogue:


Best Original Instrumental:

"Welcome To Rapture" – BioShock

Best Original Vocal - Choral:

"Main Titles" – God of War II

Best Original Vocal - Pop:

"Still Alive" – Portal

Best Use of Licensed Music:


Best Arrangement of a Non-Original Score:

The Simpsons Game

Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast:

"The World of Game Composing" – Film Music Magazine

Most Innovative Use of Audio:

Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2

Best Use of Multi-Channel Surround in a Game:

Halo 3

Rookie of the Year: (TIE)

Austin Wintory (composer - flOw)
Tomas Neumann (audio programmer - Crysis)


Student/Apprentice Contest Winners:

Mike "Skitch" Schichiano (music)
Mikkel Eskessen (sound design)

G.A.N.G. Recognition Awards:

Russell Brower (audio director & composer - Blizzard Entertainment)
Rod Abernathy (composer - Dead Head Fred)
Michael "Piano Squall" Gluck (Piano Squall album and charity work)

G.A.N.G. Distinguished Service Award:

Sean Beeson
Jerry Lyons
Chance Thomas
Becky Young

G.A.N.G./Expressions Scholarship:

Nathan Rain Schwartz

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Brian Schmidt



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