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Per usual, Sunday’s Grammy Awards have garnered a spectacular amount of attention. What with the new no-boob-no-butt dress code and the big win for Mumford and Sons’ album Babel, commentators have had plenty of material to discuss. However, in all the media commotion and tears that Taylor Swift didn’t win anything but wait her album came out past the cutoff date so it’s OK just wait until next year, most people have overlooked the most important part of this year’s awards: a little game called Journey.
Developed by thatgamecompany, Journey is the first game to be nominated for a Grammy. The game’s soundtrack, composed by Austin Wintory, has won critical acclaim for its simplistic yet emotional imagining of the game’s world. The player guides an unnamed character on a journey through a shimmering desert to the summit of a mountain, meeting companions and uncovering the world’s secrets along the way. Accompanied by gorgeous visuals, Wintory’s music brings the game to life, capturing the excitement and haunting emptiness of the sands.