Annual Game Music Awards 2012: Outstanding Production Winners

We are proud to present the winners of the Annual Game Music Awards 2012. These panel-voted officially recognised awards provide a thorough and wide-reaching recognition of achievement in game music over the last year.


Outstanding Production - Game Developer :: Namco Bandai Studios

Namco have produced innovative, iconic soundtracks ever since the early 80s. A vibrant group of veterans and newcomers, Namco Bandai's sound team continue to create wonderful soundtracks today, among them Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Touch My Katamari, Ridge Racer, and, in part, SoulCalibur V.


Blizzard Entertainment 343 Industries

Other Nominations

Firaxis Games
Game Freak
Gust Corporation
Nihon Falcom
Paradox Interactive
Traveller's Tales


Outstanding Production - Game Publisher :: Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed III, ZombiU, Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and I Am Alive are just a few of the games published by Ubisoft this year. All boast high-quality hybridised scores that reflect the publisher's wider artistic vision.


Namco Bandai Games Square Enix

Other Nominations

Activision Blizzard
Electronic Arts
Index Corporation
Microsoft Studios
Sony Computer Entertainment


Outstanding Production - Music Studio :: Sonic Fuel

Christopher Lennertz and Tim Wynn's scores for Starhawk, The Darkness II, and Mass Effect 3 considerably differ in their compositional approach. Yet they all boast outstanding quality in all aspects of music production — from composition and orchestration, to recording and mixing.


Procyon Studio Basiscape

Other Nominations

Creative Intelligence Arts
Elements Garden
Remote Control Productions
Sound AMS
T's Music


Outstanding Achievement - Record Label :: Square Enix

A few flops aside, Square Enix's internal label has shown it cares about fans with its numerous releases. They have presented their soundtrack releases consistent well, produced concert recordings of astonishingly high-quality, and, best of all, made several dream arranged albums become a reality.


Team Entertainment Sweep Record

Other Nominations

Basiscape Records
Key Sounds Label
Konami Digital Entertainment
Sumthing Else Music Works
Wayô Records


Outstanding Production - Concert :: Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo

A redux performance of a highly successful Cologne production, Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo attempted to refine what many described as unsurpassable. By combining more polished, fleshed-out scores with the majestic performance of the Tokyo Philharmonic, the team certainly succeeded.


Final Fantasy XI 10th Anniversary Orchestra Concert

Other Nominations

Dragon Quest Family Classic Concert
East meets West - The Symphonic Game Music Concert
Fantasy Rock Fes 2012
Piano Opera - Music from Final Fantasy
Subarashiki Kono Sakai 5th Anniversary Live -Crossover-
Video Game Orchestra -Live at Symphonic Hall-
Video Games Unplugged: Symphony of Legends


Outstanding Production - Tour :: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses

Building on last year's anniversary concerts, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses has developed into a fully-fledged multi-city tour. the four-movement symphony format has proven a particular success, giving attendees the opportunity to fully relive their experiences of each game.


Distant Worlds - Music from Final Fantasy
Monster Hunter Orchestra Concert

Other Nominations

Dragon Quest in Concert
Video Games Live


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