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6th May 2010

Dragon Age Origins Wins Game of the Year At Canadian Videogame Awards

Dawn of War II Best Audio AwardThe first Canadian Videogame Awards were handed out in Vancouver this evening, with Dragon Age: Origins from Electronic Arts/BioWare taking home two awards, including Canadian Game of the Year. Assassin’s Creed II received a total of four awards (Assassin’s Creed II and Prototype tied for Best Technology) and the other winners included Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes and Relic Entertainment’s Dawn of War II, which has the distinction of receiving the first glass maple leaf from the Canadian Videogame Awards.

“This first event was an excellent showcase of the amazing talent of our videogame developers in Canada,” said Michael Bidu, President of DigiBC. “Interactive entertainment is one of our country’s leading industries where we are clearly world-renowned, and this world-class event was a fitting way to showcase to the globe the great work done in Canadian studios coast to coast.”Assassin's Creed 2 Trophies

“The awards punctuated what many of us already know; that Canada is home to some of the biggest and most amazing games on the planet,” said Victor Lucas, host of Electric Playground and one of the award event organizers. “We look forward to a bigger and even better show next year to celebrate the kick-ass work of our industry.”

The Awards ceremony was highlighted by the performance of several game soundtrack suites presented by Video Games Live, and included a performance by Splitting Adam which featured their song “On My Own” from the Need For Speed Undercover soundtrack. Video Games Live will be giving a full concert performance on the evening of May 7th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, and there a few tickets still available.

A 30-minute special on the Canadian Videogame Awards is scheduled to premiere on G4 Canada on May 16. Sponsors of the 2010 Awards included G4, XBOX 360, Sony PlayStation, and The Georgia Straight.

Here is the full list of all the winners and nominees from the inaugural event:

Game of the Year – Dragon Age: Origins (Electronic Arts/BioWare)Dragon Age: Origins Game of the Year

• Assassin’s Creed II
• Dawn of War II
• Dragon Age: Origins
• FIFA 10
• Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes

Best Console – Assassin’s Creed II (UbiSoft Montreal)

• Assassin’s Creed II
• Dawn of War II
• FIFA 10
• NHL 10
• Prototype

Best Handheld Game – Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes (Capybara Games)

• Battle of Giants: Dragons
• LEGO Battles
• Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes
• MySims Racing
• Pandemica

Best Downloadable Game – Critter Crunch (Capybara Games)

• Critter Crunch
• Implode!
• Osmos
• Pandemica
• Super Monkey Ball 2

Best Audio – Dawn of War II (THQ/Relic)

• Assassin’s Creed II
• Dawn of War II
• Dragon Age: Origins
• Skate 2
• WET

Best Game Design – Assassin’s Creed II (UbiSoft Montreal)

• Assassin’s Creed II
• Dawn of War II
• Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes
• NHL 10
• Prototype

Best Technology – Prototype (Radical Entertainment) & Assassin’s Creed II (UbiSoft Montreal)

• Assassin’s Creed II
• FIFA 10
• Fight Night: Round 4
• Prototype
• Skate 2

Best Visual Arts – Assassin’s Creed II (UbiSoft Montreal)

• Academy of Champions: Soccer
• Assassin’s Creed II
• Dragon Age: Origins
• Fight Night: Round 4
• Punch-Out!!

Best Writing – Dragon Age: Origins (Electronic Arts/BioWare)

• Assassin’s Creed II
• Dawn of War II
• Dragon Age: Origins
• Prototype
• WET

In-Game Cinematic – Ghostbusters: The Video Game Cinematics (Rainmaker)

• Ghostbusters: The Video Game Cinematics
• LEGO Battles
• NBA Live 10
• Prototype Web of Intrigue ModNation Racers - Most Promising Game

Most Promising Game – ModNation Racer (United Front Games)

• Dead Rising 2
• Deus Ex: Human Revolution
• ModNation Racers
• Need for Speed World
• TRON: Evolution

The Canadian Video Game and Digital Arts Awards are produced by DigiBC – The Digital Media + Wireless Association of BC, in partnership with Reboot Communications, Seven Group and Greedy Productions. The producers are joined by a national industry committee of developers and leaders of the Canadian digital entertainment industry. Check back this weekend when we’ll have an album up of photos from the Canadian Videogame Awards and GDC Canada.

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