The International Film Music Critics Association announced the nominees for its yearly IFMCA awards, and there certainly are a few interesting choices among the nods for video games.
It’s certainly interesting to find out the IFMCA went quite heavy into the gaming ecosystem to find soundtracks in games that certainly aren’t what you’d predict mainstream. Valkyria Revolution (or Valkyria: Azure Revolution since it’therefore titled in Japan) has been certainly hit and miss in the gameplay department, but Yasunori Mitsuda doesn’wont miss a beat. It’s pity that several missed his masterful score due to the game’s reception, also it’s very nice to see him recognized.
Ready at Dawn’s Deformers may have left behind the cinematic grandeur of The Order 1886, but the soundtrack from Austin Wintory certainly shows that a cartoony and comedic game can get an epic score.
Of the nominees are amazing choices, and to be absolutely honest, despite coming from an association that mainly concentrates on film, they put to shame many gaming-dedicated awards with how they were able to look much past the mainstream choices. They included a game that I did not understand at all, and I won’t admit which one it is because I’m embarrassed of it today.
Winners of this award will be announced on February 22nd.