Published Apr 14th, 2022
Warframe Players and Digital Extremes Fans Can Vote Online Through Thursday, April 21 to Help Indie Studio Win Internet’s Top Honor: vote.webbyawards.com
LONDON, Ontario - April 13, 2022 - Digital Extremes’ popular online sci-fi action game Warframe has been nominated for Best Music and Sound Design in the Games category of the 26th annual Webby Awards. The Canadian developer has been honored with a nomination for its work on the critically acclaimed expansion, The New War, released on all platforms in December 2021. In addition to being recognized for its sound design created by Digital Extremes’ audio team led by Audio Director and Composer George Spanos for The New War, the online action game is honored for its work on the original song ‘For Narmer,’ created by Keith Power. The wildly popular song has been viewed more than 1 million times on YouTube since its release in December and is now available on major streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Music where it has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of listeners and fans around the world.
“Nominees like Warframe are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, President of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,500 entries we received this year.”
Warframe is no stranger in creating award-winning soundscapes. In 2019, Warframe took home a People’s Voice Webby Award for Best Music and Sound Design from a competitive group of nominees which included indie hits Florence and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Warframe took home a People’s Voice Webby Award for Best Action Game that same year. If you're looking to revisit more great Warframe music moments, make sure to check out this SPIN Interview with Audio Director George Spanos.
Players and fans can vote online through Thursday, April 21 to help Warframe win this top honor by visiting its nomination page:https://bit.ly/3KF4jvY. Competing nominees include: IGN 25: The Game (IGN Entertainment), Hoa (PM Studios), LEGO Star Wars: Castaways (Divertissements Gameloft), and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Sony Interactive Entertainment).
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Kerstin Emhoff, Co-Founder & CEO – PRETTYBIRD; Colleen DeCourcy, President, Wieden+Kennedy; Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner – Backstage Capital; John Hanke, Founder & CEO – Niantic; Nikole Hannah-Jones, Creator – 1619, The New York Times; Renita Jablonski, Director of Audio – The Washington Post; Mikael Jørgensen, Founder & CEO – &Co; Monica Lewinsky, Activist, Fashion Designer & Producer; Swizz Beatz & Timbaland, Music Producers & Co-Founders – Verzuz; Vanessa Pappas, COO – TikTok; Daniel Reynolds, Vice President, Digital Media – Disney; Dara Treseder, SVP, Head of Global Marketing & Communications – Peloton; and Maya Watson, Head of Global Marketing – Clubhouse.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, and honored in a star-studded show at Cipriani Wall Street. Winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhite’s “It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; NASA’s “Houston We Have A Webby”; and Solange’s “I Got Five On It.”
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