The nominees for Best Audio Mix at the 11th annual GANG awards have just been announced. This is only the second year that the best mix category has been running, and last year the award was taken by Battlefield 3 within a category jam-packed with awesome examples of superbly mixed games.
This year is no exception, and there are some incredible titles here…
Far Cry 3
The Darkness II
On a personal note, It is an honest surprise to find Radical’s own Prototype 2 in there, and it certainly brings with it a feeling of pride and sadness in that the team who put together that game are now all separated to the various corners of the world. Particular mention has to go to the sound and technology teams behind the game but also those who commissioned, designed and built the in-house mix room facility at Radical, including the late John Vrtacic, who sadly passed away in 2009 after completion of the studio, in which the game was mixed. If you are a friend of sound, you know who you are!
Congratulations to all the nominees this year!
You can see the full list of GANG award nominees here and the awards show takes place on Thursday, March 28th, at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco.
… and the winner is…
FAR CRY 3!
Very well deserved! Congrats to the whole team at Ubi ! The game sounds incredible and the mix is excellent.