Videogame Industry Celebrates Canadian Creativity With Second Annual Awards

Mass Effect 2 Named Canada's Game of the Year, Wins Four Awards

VANCOUVER, May 18 /CNW/ - The Canadian Videogame Awards were handed out in Vancouver this evening, with Mass Effect 2 from Bioware/Electronic Arts taking home four awards, including Canadian Game of the Year. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood from Ubisoft Montreal received two awards and individual winners included Deathspank, Kinect and Osmos for iPad among others. New awards for 2011 included Best Student Game which was won by WOMP!, from the Centre for Digital Media and the Innovation Award which went to ModNation Racers, developed by United Front Games.

"Congratulations to all of the winners tonight and to all of the incredible games nominated," said Victor Lucas, host and executive producer of The Electric Playground and CVA co-founder, "the work on display at the ceremony tonight was world-class and illustrated once again that Canadian game developers are second to none when it comes to creating interactive entertainment!

A 60-minute special on the Canadian Videogame Awards is scheduled to premiere on G4 Canada on May 29. The CVA's are sponsored by in part by Kinect for XBOX 360, G4 Canada, Sony PlayStation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bioware, EA Sports, Nintendo 3DS, Relic Entertainment, The Georgia Straight and the Entertainment Software Association of Canada.

Here is the full list of all the winners and nominees:

Game of the Year - Mass Effect 2 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Dead Rising 2
  • FIFA 11
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Best Console Game - Mass Effect 2 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Dead Rising 2
  • FIFA 11
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Best Game on the Go - Osmos for iPad (Hemisphere Games)

  • Lil' Pirates
  • Osmos for iPad
  • Scrabble for iPad
  • A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks
  • Trainyard

Best Downloadable Game - Deathspank (Hothead Games/Electronic Arts)

  • Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
  • Deathspank
  • HOARD
  • Shank
  • A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks

Best Audio - Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal)

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Best Social/Casual Game - Pocket God on Facebook (Frima Studio/Bolt Creative)

  • Dex Hamilton: Bug Quest
  • GardenMind
  • Mercenaries of War
  • Pocket God on Facebook
  • Pot Farm

Best Game Design - Mass Effect 2 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Deathspank
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
  • Trainyard

Best Technology - Kinect for XBOX 360 (Big Park Game Studio/Microsoft)

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Kinect for XBOX 360
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Scrabble for iPad
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved

Best Visual Arts - Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal)

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
  • Tron: Evolution

Best Writing - Mass Effect 2 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Best Student Game - WOMP! (XnEh?/Centre for Digital Media)

  • Codex
  • Ginkgo
  • Hootlin
  • WOMP!

Innovation Award - ModNation Racers  (United Front Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)

  • Kinect Joy Ride
  • ModNation Racers
  • Scrabble for iPad
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved

The Canadian Videogame Awards are produced by Reboot Communications in partnership with Greedy Productions, and are officially endorsed by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, and DigiBC. The producers are joined by a national committee of developers, leaders, and associations from the Canadian interactive entertainment industry.

SOURCE Canadian Videogame Awards

For further information:

Victor Lucas
Co-Founder, Canadian Videogame Awards
Executive Producer and Co-Host, Electric Playground
(604) 639-9160
victor@elecplay.com

Carla Tadla
Sr. Vice President, Operations
Reboot Communications
(250) 888-2840
carla@rebootconference.com

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