THE GAME AUDIO NETWORK GUILD
ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF SECOND ANNUAL G.A.N.G. AWARDS
World’s Leading Organization of Top
Audio Professionals in Gaming Industry Recognizes Accomplishments of Members and
Los Angeles, CA – March 31st, 2004 –
The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), the non-profit organization established
to promote excellence in interactive audio, presented the Second Annual G.A.N.G.
Awards Show on March 25th during the 2004 Game Developers Conference (GDC).
Awards were given in 31 Overall, Music, Sound Design, Voice Acting, Industry and
Trade, and Recognition categories.
The finalists are shortlisted and
voted on by the G.A.N.G. membership, featuring the top audio directors, music
producers and sound designers in the videogame industry. The G.A.N.G. website
has recently updated its official website
www.audiogang.org with details of the nominees and winners for this year’s
Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards:
Tommy Tallarico, President and
Founder of G.A.N.G., said, "When the winning products are played and heard there
will be no misconceptions of bleeps and blips anymore. Our musical scores and
audio design are just as good if not better than any film out there."
The awards show featured live
musical performances from games including a classic videogame medley by Dweezil
Zappa. The show’s audio was produced in Pro Logic II surround sound, provided by
Dolby. Some of the event’s other premiere sponsors were DTS, Creative Labs, APM,
Spherex and Technicolor.
"The G.A.N.G. awards are an integral
part of our motto to promote excellence in interactive audio," affirmed Clint
Bajakian, G.A.N.G. Co-Founder and Vice President. "By recognizing the
individuals and products of all the nominees and winners we are raising
awareness of the quality increase audio is bringing to videogames."
About G.A.N.G. Established by
leading audio professionals in the videogame industry, The Game Audio Network
Guild (G.A.N.G.) is a non-profit organization established to promote excellence
in interactive audio providing information, instruction, resources, guidance and
enlightenment not only to its members, but to publishers, developers and
listeners throughout the world. G.A.N.G. empowers its members by establishing
resources for education and career development, business and technical issues,
community, publicity and recognition. For further information on G.A.N.G. visit