The score for Journey has been nominated for a Grammy Award – a first for the gaming industry.

Composer Austin Wintory's score the game is up for a "Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media" gong.

Wintory faces some stiff competition though, with Grammy veterans John Williams (Tintin), Hans Zimmer (The Dark Knight Rises), Howard Shore (Hugo), and Trent Reznor (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) also up for the prize.

“Well I don’t really have words right now,” he tweeted.

Here are some, Mr Wintory: the Grammys are terrible and should go away immediately.