"Journey" Soundtrack Honored with Grammy Nomination

First time for a video game's full soundtrack to be nominated

Nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and thatgamecompany's 2012 downloadable PSN game, Journey, is being honored with a nomination in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category. 

 

Austin Wintory's soundtrack—which is available for purchase on iTunes—enjoys a bit of history making with the nomination. It marks the first time a video game's full soundtrack has been nominated for the award. Here's the full list of nominees in the category: 

 

The Adventures Of Tintin - The Secret Of The Unicorn

John Williams, composer

[Sony Classical]

 

The Artist

Ludovic Bource, composer

[Sony Classical]

 

The Dark Knight Rises

Hans Zimmer, composer

[WaterTower Music]

 

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, composers

[Null/Madison Gate]

 

Hugo

Howard Shore, composer

[Howe Records]

 

Journey

Austin Wintory, composer

[Sony Computer Entertainment America]

 

That's some tough competition for Journey to go up against, but it's cool to see it get the nomination nonetheless. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards air on CBS on February 10, 2013.   

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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