3rd January 2010

And The Nominees Are

As requested by some of our readers, here is a complete list of the games, studios, characters and publishers who have been nominated for our very first Readers’ Choice Canadian Video Game Awards. Good luck to all of the nominees – and you don’t need to be Canadian in order to vote for your favourites – if you like ’em, let ’em know by giving them a vote.

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Best PC Title

Assassin’s Creed 2 – Ubisoft Montreal
Avatar – Ubisoft Montreal
Braid – Hothead Games
Dragon Age: Origins – Bioware
Fort Zombie – Kerberos
KrabbitWorld Origins – Krabbitsoft
Madballs In Babo: Invasion – PlayBrains
Monsters vs Aliens – Beenox
Prototype – Radical Entertainment
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – Beenox

Best XBox 360 Title

Assassin’s Creed 2 – Ubisoft Montreal
Avatar – Ubisoft Montreal
Dragon Age: Origins – Bioware
Madballs In Babo: Invasion – PlayBrains
Monsters vs Aliens – Beenox
Prototype – Radical Entertainment
Wet – Artificial Mind & Movement

Best PlayStation 3 Title

Assassin’s Creed 2 – Ubisoft Montreal
Avatar – Ubisoft Montreal
Monsters vs Aliens – Beenox
NBA Live 10 – EA Canada
Prototype – Radical Entertainment
The Bigs 2 – Blue Castle Games
Wet – Artificial Mind & Movement

Best Wii Title

Academy of Champions – Ubisoft Vancouver
Avatar – Ubisoft Montreal
Copter Crisis – Digital Leisure
Monsters vs Aliens – Beenox
Shaun White Snowboarding World Stage – Ubisoft Montreal
The Bigs 2 – Blue Castle Games

Handheld PSP or Nintendo DS Title

Avatar – Ubisoft Montreal
Dragon’s Lair – Digital Leisure
Fighting Fantasy: Warlock of Firetop Mountain – Big Blue Bubble
Ice Age 3 – Artificial Mind & Movement
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes – Capybara Games
NBA Live 10 – EA Canada
Sudoku Challenge – Digital Leisure
The Bigs 2 – Blue Castle Games
Warriors Orochi 2 – Koei Canada
Zombie Tycoon – Frima Studio

Best Handheld Phone or PDA Title

Dead Strike – Psychoz Interactive
Diamond Fever – Howling Moon Games
Gravity Well – Genius Factor Games
Implode – IUGO Mobile Entertainment
Jamble – No Robots Interactive
Sky Babes vs Fly Boys – A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games
ToyBot Diaries 3 – IUGO Mobile Entertainment

Best Indie Title

Braid – Hothead Games
Copter Crisis – Digital Leisure
Gravity Well – Genius Factor Games
Jamble – No Robots Interactive
KrabbitWorld Origins – KrabbitSoft
Night of the Scarecrow – Alien Concepts
Sky Babes vs Fly Boys – A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games
Madballs in Babo: Invasion – PlayBrains

Best Kids Title

Academy of Champions – Ubisoft Vancouver
Battle of Giants: Dragons – Ubisoft Montreal
ClickToy: The Meadow – ClickToy Interactive
Dragon’s Lair – Digital Leisure
Ice Age 3: Dawn of The Dinosaurs – Artificial Mind & Movement
Monsters vs Aliens – Beenox
Where’s Waldo: The Fantastic Journey – Ludia

Best Casual Title

Academy of Champions – Ubisoft Vancouver
Critter Crunch – Capybara Games
Gravity Well – Genius Factor Games
Masters of Mystery: Blood of Betrayal – Big Blue Bubble
Night of the Scarecrow – Alien Concepts

Best Sports Title

3 on 3 NHL – EA Canada
Academy of Champions – Ubisoft Vancouver
FIFA 10 – EA Canada
NBA Live 10 – EA Canada
NHL 10 – EA Canada
Shaun White Snowboarding World Stage – Ubisoft Montreal
The Bigs 2 – Blue Castle Games

Best Driving Title

Need For Speed Nitro – EA Canada
My Sims Racing – Artificial Mind & Movement

Best Action Adventure Title

Assassin’s Creed 2 – Ubisoft Montreal
Avatar – Ubisoft Montreal
Braid – Hothead Games
Copter Crisis – Digital Leisure
Dragon’s Lair – Digital Leisure
Fort Zombie – Kerberos
Garters & Ghouls – Big Blue Bubble
KrabbitWorld Origins – KrabbitSoft
Madballs In Babo: Invasion – PlayBrains
Prototype – Radical Entertainment

Best RTS Title

Supreme Ruler 2020 GOLD – Battlegoat Studios
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor – Relic Entertainment
Dawn of War 2 – Relic Entertainment

Best RPG Title

Aztaka – Citérémis
Dragon Age: Origins – Bioware
Fort Zombie – Kerberos
KrabbitWorld Origins – KrabbitSoft
Whiskey Mountain Wars – Kiko Games

Best Shooter Title

Fort Zombie – Kerberos
Garters & Ghouls – Big Blue Bubble
Prototype – Radical Entertainment
Wet – Artificial Mind & Movement

Best Fighting Titles

Fight Night Round 4 – EA Canada
KrabbitWorld Origins – KrabbitSoft
Warriors Orochi 2 – Koei Canada

Best Family Title

3 on 3 NHL – EA Canada
Academy of Champions – Ubisoft Vancouver
Monsters vs Aliens – Beenox
NHL 10 – EA Canada
SceneIt? Bright Lights! Big Screen! – Artificial Mind & Movement
The Bigs 2 – Blue Castle Games
Where’s Waldo: The Fantastic Journey – Ludia

Best Multi-Player Title

Madballs in Babo: Invasion
The Game Cartel – Roundhouse Interactive
Warriors Orochi 2 – Koei Canada

Best Free to Play Title

Dragon Age: Journeys
Whiskey Mountain Wars

Best Social Media Title

Assassin’s Creed 2 Twitter Assassination Experience – Ubisoft Montreal
EA Pogo Puppies – Facebook App – Fuel Industries
Need For Speed Nitro – Facebook App – Ayogo
SceneIt? Online – Facebook App – Fuel Industries

Best Music Title

Guitar Hero Greatest Hits – Beenox
Jamble – No Robots Interactive

Best Serious Game Title

Count Caddy – Zinc Roe
Learn CNC – LearnCNC.org
QuickStickz – Skillz Systems
WeMuv – WeMuv

Best Audio Production

Academy of Champions – Ubisoft Vancouver
Assassin’s Creed 2 – Ubisoft Montreal
Avatar – Ubisoft Montreal
Dragon Age: Origins – Bioware
Fight Night Round 4 – EA Canada
NHL 10 – EA Canada
Prototype – Radical Entertainment
ToyBot Diaries 3 – Certain Sound

Best Environment Design

Academy of Champions – Ubisoft Vancouver
Assassin’s Creed 2 – Ubisoft Montreal
Avatar – Ubisoft Montreal
Dragon Age: Origins – Bioware
Prototype – Radical Entertainment
Wet – Artificial Mind & Movement

Best Cinematic Design

Academy of Champions – Ubisoft Vancouver
Assassin’s Creed 2 – Ubisoft Montreal
Avatar – Ubisoft Montreal
Dragon Age: Origins – Bioware
KrabbitWorld Origins – KrabbitSoft
Prototype – Radical Entertainment

Best Writing In A Canadian Game

Assassin’s Creed 2 – Ubisoft Montreal
Avatar – Ubisoft Montreal
Dragon Age: Origins – Bioware
Prototype – Radical Entertainment
Wet – Artificial Mind & Movement

Favourite Character In A Canadian Game

Alex Mercer – Prototype
Alistair – Dragon Age: Origins
Altair – Assassin’s Creed
Bishop – Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Cleria – KrabbitWorld Origins
Commander Shepherd – Mass Effect Series
Desmond Miles – Assassin’s Creed Series
Elliot Salem – Army of Two Series
Ezio Auditore – Assassin’s Creed 2
Kid Kria – KrabbitWorld Origins
Kid Teella – KrabbitWorld Origins
Krei – KrabbitWorld Origins
Kria – KrabbitWorld Origins
Leliana – Dragon Age: Origins
Live Teella – KrabbitWorld Origins
Morrigan – Dragon Age: Origins
Oculus Orbus – Madballs in Babo: Invasion
Oghren – Dragon Age: Origins
Ogre – KrabbitWorld Origins
Pele – Academy of Champions Soccer
Rubi Malone – Wet
Sam Fisher – Splinter Cell
Shale – Dragon Age: Origins
Sten – Dragon Age: Origins
Teella – KrabbitWorld Origins
ToyBot – ToyBot Chronicles
Tyson Rios – Army of Two
Wynne – Dragon Age: Origins
Zevran – Dragon Age: Origins

Canadian Publisher

Dreamcatcher Interactive
Meridian4
Strategy First
Ubisoft Montreal

Canadian Studio

Artificial Mind & Movement
Beenox
Bioware
Blue Castle Games
Digital Leisure
EA Canada
Eidos Montreal
Genius Factor Games
IUGO Mobile Entertainment
KrabbitSoft
PlayBrains
Propaganda Games
Radical Entertainment
Relic Entertainment
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Vancouver
United Front Games

Most Anticipated Canadian Indie Title of 2010

Dawn of Heroes – Wicked Studios
Duality ZF – Xona Games
Riese the Series iPhone Game – Genius Factor Games

Most Anticipated Canadian Title of 2010

Army of Two: The 40th Day – EA Montreal
Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising – Relic Entertainment
Dead Rising 2 – Blue Castle Games
Deus Ex 3 – Eidos Montreal
Mass Effect 2 – Bioware
Modnation Racers – United Front Games
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – Ubisoft Montreal
SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 – Slant Six Games
Splinter Cell: Conviction – Ubisoft Montreal
Tron: Evolution – Propaganda Games
True Crime – United Front Games

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This entry was posted on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 at 10:05 am and is filed under Awards, National News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Ryan
    1:30 pm on January 5th, 2010

    thanks for the nomination! I am proud of the audio work (sfx and compositions) I did on IUGO’s Toy Bot Diaries 3 and its great to be recognized for it 🙂

    Ryan

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