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Killzone 2 wins inaugural games Ivor

Composer Joris de Man honoured with Ivor Novello award for best game soundtrack

Killzone 2 has become the recipient of the first ever Ivor Novello award for a videogame soundtrack at a ceremony held in London yesterday.

The game was nominated for the new best original score in a videogame category alongside Empire: Total War and and Savage Moon: Waldgeist.

Developed by Guerrilla Games, Killzone 2 featured a soundtrack composed by Joris de Man.

This year's 55th Ivor Novello Awards marked the first time videogames have been honoured in their own category alongside music from television and film, classical and contemporary songwriters.

"The Ivors has always sought to reflect the ever-changing world of songwriting and composing," Mark Fishlock, director of the Ivors Committee, explained when the game award was first unveiled. "The video games market has matured beyond recognition and big budget orchestral scores are regularly being commissioned."

Other categories included best contemporary song, best television soundtrack and and a lifetime achievement award. Winners are detailed on The Ivors website.

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Terence Gage Freelance writer 6 years ago
I do think Joris de Man composed a cracking soundtrack for Killzone 2. While I don't quite think it was the best soundtrack of 2009 overall, it definitely deserved the award.
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Seb Downie Producer, Guerrilla Games6 years ago
Congrats Joey!

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Seb Downie on 21st May 2010 3:08pm

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Jonathan McEnroe Freelance 2D artist 6 years ago
Soundtrack was fantastic, congrats on the win!
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Sebastian Moss Editor -in- Chief, PlayStation LifeStyle6 years ago
Killzone 2 had an absolutely terrific soundtrack, congrats to Joey and the rest of the team at GG!
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Jan Scigulinsky6 years ago
Well, 2009 was a great year for game soundtracks and although I like Uncharted 2 better, Joris de Man really deserves this - he composed a great soundtrack with hints at Hollywood giants such as Williams, Zimmer and Elfman... congrats!
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