The Civilization series has long been known for its 'build a nation' gameplay. Now it has taken a spin on that in the real world, as one of its composers has taken a step forward for game music by becoming the first game composer to win a Grammy.
Christopher Tin has won a Grammy for Baba Yetu, a tune he composed for Civilization IV. As Tin notes, this is the first time a gaming composer has won a Grammy.
It sets a precedent for more gaming composers to follow and as a result, gaming music legends such as Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy) could be the next in line for the musical honor.
For a corner of the music industry that has long been stereotyped by bleeper music, this is a big step towards the mainstream.
Cheers for the tip Donutta!