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LittleBigPlanet snags eight nominations in GANG audio awards

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While not as prestigious as the highly coveted Vector Monkey, the Game Audio Network Guild's audio awards are the most respected acknowledgements of achievement in video game sound design in the development community. As such, the aural masterminds over at Media Molecule have a lot to celebrate. GANG's recently released list of 2009 nominees is extremely LittleBigPlanet-centric -- the texturized, D.I.Y. platformer netted eight nods; most notably, it's in the running for Music of the Year, Best Interactive Score and overall Audio of the Year.

Other highly nominated titles include World of Warcraft with five nods, and Fable II, Gears 2, Star Wars: TFU and Dead Space with four a piece. Winners will be announced during GANG's 7th Annual Awards Show, held in conjunction with the 2009 Game Developers Conference on March 26. We've got the full list of nominees posted after the break!

[Via Develop]


AUDIO OF THE YEAR

  • Dark Sector
  • Dead Space
  • Fable II
  • Gears of War 2
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
MUSIC OF THE YEAR
  • Afrika
  • Dead Space
  • Fable II
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Lord of the Rings: Mines of Moria
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
SOUND DESIGN OF THE YEAR
  • Dead Space
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Need For Speed: Undercover
  • Spore
BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
  • Afrika
  • Fable II
  • Halo Trilogy - The Complete Original Soundtracks
  • Video Games Live: Volume One
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
BEST INTERACTIVE SCORE
  • Crysis: Warhead
  • Left 4 Dead
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • PixelJunk Eden
  • Spore
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

BEST HANDHELD AUDIO
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • Monster Hunter 2
  • Rolando
  • Secret Agent Clank
  • WipEout Pulse

BEST AUDIO – OTHER
  • Disney's Pixie Hollow
  • Eternity's Child
  • Hidden Expedition: Amazon
  • The Secret Saturdays: Tale of the Cryptids
  • Watchman motion comic

BEST CINEMATIC/CUT-SCENE AUDIO
  • Gears of War 2
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Team Fortress 2
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

BEST DIALOGUE
  • Dark Sector
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Need For Speed: Undercover
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

BEST ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL
  • "Healed Land" - Prince of Persia
  • "Main Theme" – Afrika
  • "Oscar Night" - You're In The Movies
  • "The Gardens" – LittleBigPlanet
  • "The Heist" - Pictureka Museum Mayhem

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – CHORAL
  • "Hope Runs Deep" - Gears of War 2
  • "Hymn for King Conan" - Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
  • "Khazad Düm" - LOTR: Mines of Moria
  • "Main Theme" - LittleBigPlanet
  • "Main Title" - World of Warcraft : Wrath of the Lich King
  • "Menu Theme" - Prince of Persia

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – POP
  • "Night time Journey" - Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventure
  • "On My Own" – Need For Speed: Undercover
  • "Out of Darkness" - Devil May Cry 4
  • "Shorel'Aran" - World of Warcraft: Fury of the Sunwell
  • "Still Alive" - Mirror's Edge

BEST USE OF LICENSED MUSIC
  • Fallout 3
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Guitar Hero World Tour
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Rock Band 2

BEST GAME AUDIO ARTICLE, PUBLICATION OR BROADCAST
  • "Making Music Interactive: Elaboration of the Feature Set in Wwise" – Music4Games.net
  • "The Complete Guide to Game Audio, 2nd Edition" - Thomson/Cengage Publishing
  • "The Music of Dead Space: Artistic Design and Technical Implementation" – Music4Games.net
  • "The Music System of Hellgate: London" – Music4Games.net
  • "The Power of the Sung Word" – Game Developer Magazine
  • "Tommy Tallarico Tells All" - Electronic Musician Magazine

BEST USE OF MULTI-CHANNEL SURROUND IN A GAME
  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Crysis: Warhead
  • Dead Space
  • Fallout 3
  • Gears of War 2
  • Left 4 Dead






























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