• Cody Matthew Johnson

Award Nominations - SXSW, Game Audio Network Guild, NAVGTR, and more!

Emperia Sound and Music is thrilled to have been nominated for several awards including the prestigious SXSW Gaming Awards, Game Audio Network Guild Awards, and NAVGTR Awards! It's an immense honor to have our work for Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2 recognized by our music and sound peers and the game development industry at large. A deep appreciation and congratulation to every well-deserving nominee for all respected categories including interactive music, sound design, voice-over, direction, game design, art design, and more.

SXSW Gaming Award Nomination, Excellence in Musical Score - Devil May Cry 5

Taking place on Sunday, March 15, the SXSW Gaming Awards honor excellence throughout the game industry within a refined list of awards categories. Since 2014, the SXSW Gaming Awards showcase the very best titles and creators of the year.

Game Audio Network Guild Award Nomination, Best Original Song - "Saudade (feat. Shim)", Resident Evil 2

The Game Audio Network Guild announced its 18th annual G.A.N.G. Awards nominees with 20 categories in music, sound design, dialogue, mix, and VR. The nominees were selected by G.A.N.G. Advisory Board members and Committees, and winners will be announced at the G.A.N.G. Awards on March 19th at 7:30 p.m. at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

The annual event will once again coincide with the Game Developers Conference (GDC).

NAVGTR Award Nomination, Original Light Mix Score Franchise - Devil May Cry 5

The NAVGTR Awards (National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers) is a coveting and respected awards ceremony that honors developers, encouraging more recognition of many of the industry's talented individuals, and enhancing the visibility of these leaders to lead to a greater public appreciation of game developers as artists.

NAVGTR Corp's mission is to bring awareness to this industry so that the public understands the limitless artistry that can come from this interactive medium. Video games are an art form, and our unique award categories reflect just how far that art has come.

In its effort to recognize emerging talent and new ideas, NAVGTR Corp. includes categories for Original Games in addition to the sequel or series categories. This strategy not only allows the voters of the Academy to recognize and honor a greater variety of products, but also gives original IP a fighting chance against the well-known franchises in a tremendously sequel-driven industry.