The Australian game The Gardens Between featuring a soundtrack by triple j and Double J presenter Tim Shiel has picked up Apple's Mac Game Of The Year this week.

Shiel worked on the music and audio for the game for four years alongside Melbourne game studio The Voxel Agents.

"I think the win is a really nice surprise for us - we love this game obviously and we're really proud of it," Shiel told The Music.

"Both the Voxels and I have received so many lovely personal messages from people all around the world, adults and kids both, telling us how much the game means to them, so something like this is really just the icing on the cake.

"For the game's soundtrack I worked with one of my frequent collaborators Luke Howard who contributed some piano and drones, and I also gathered some sounds from a London based Australian pianist Leah Kardos. Two of my favourite Australian voices also contributed songs to the game, Ben Abraham and Lonelyspeck." 

The extended soundtrack album has recently been released and features additional contributions from Gotye, Liam McGorry (Dorsal Fins) and more. 

"I wanted to expand on the musical world that was built for the game and I did that by calling on a bunch more of my friends both locally and overseas.  I got them to improvise over the game's existing music and then worked their parts into something new," Shiel said. 

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