The CVAs move to Toronto this year!
TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Nominations opened today for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) as the show makes the move to
Toronto, a city that is known for its thriving digital economy.
"Recognizing the diverse videogame talent that stretches across Canada,
the CVAs are pleased to host the event for the first time this year at
the Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto," said Greg Spievak, CEO of
Reboot Communications and a co-producer of the CVAs.
As one of the largest producers of videogames in the world, the show
will celebrate Canada's spot on the world stage as a leader in
interactive entertainment. This industry contributes $2.3 billion to
Canada's GDP and employs over 16,500 men and women in studios right
across Canada. The show will also be broadcast nationally on City TV
through the Rogers Network. Tickets for the event will go on sale to
the general public in March.
"Heading into the holiday season," said Victor Lucas, co-host and
executive producer of The Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run,
"videogames are high on everyone's wish lists. We'd really like
Canadians to recognize just how much incredible interactive
entertainment was made this year in this country."
Nominations will be accepted for work developed in Canada and released
in 2013 and are welcome from all parts of Canada's diverse video game
industry. The Call for Nominations will close on January 24, 2014. The
award categories, as established by a committee of industry leaders
from across Canada, are:
Best Console Game
Best Downloadable Game
Best Game Design
Best Game on the Go
Best Game Innovation
Best Indie Game
Best New Character
Best Original Music
Best Social/Casual Game
Best Visual Arts
Game of the Year
Fans' Choice Award
Finalists in all categories will be announced March 10, 2014, when
public voting for the Fans' Choice Award will open.
The Canadian Videogame Awards are produced by Reboot Communications and
Greedy Productions and are officially endorsed by DigiBC, Interactive
Ontario and the Entertainment Software Association of Canada. The
producers are joined by a national industry committee of developers and
leaders in the Canadian digital entertainment industry.
Event information, award categories, adjudication details, and online
nominations are available at www.canadianvideogameawards.com.
SOURCE: Canadian Videogame Awards
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