If you’ve played Journey (and if you haven’t — get on that!) you’ll know just how paramount Austin Wintory’s subtle soundtrack was to the entire experience. Apparently the folks at the Grammy’s agreed and, as a result, Journey became the first game to have a soundtrack nominated in the Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media award. Sadly, Austin Wintory lost out to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who won for their (admittedly awesome) work on Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, but we still love you Austin! Awesome work getting this far!
Wintory just tweeted about Reznor’s win. Our favourite reply was from Kellee Santiago, the co-founder of thatgamecompany, the studio behind Journey.
@awintory just so you know, if I were there, I totally would have Kanye West-ed that for you.— Kellee Santiago (@KelleeSan) February 10, 2013
Good call Kellee! Good call.