Something a little out of the regular, the turn-based strategy game that has been giving players a chance to live their own nations from wandering nomads to advanced modern ages, is getting the star treatment that no other game has to date: a Grammy nomination. With the previous installment of theCivilization series from 2005, Civilization IV, their title track “Baba Yetu” finally caught the notice of the Academy.
Composer of the piece Christopher Tin has incorporated the song since the game’s release in several professional choir venues, as well as quickly becoming a staple ofVideo Games Live. The track is being put into the category of “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists” and is being taken from the composers debut album, Calling All Dawns.
The 53rd Annual Granny Awards will be held February 13th, 2011, yet for those that want to hear Tin’s work live, you can always catch the Video Games Live tour, as they head through the area in February the week before. Check on their site for ticket information and availability, as they are adding more tour dates soo