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Canadian Videogame Awards Announce 2012 Finalists

Canadian Video Game Awards [1]The finalists in fourteen categories were announced today for the upcoming Canadian Videogame Awards [2], which will be held in Vancouver on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Over 100 nominations were received this year from all parts of Canada, with 28 games represented in the list of finalists.  Winners will be voted on by a body of industry experts from across the country.

“We are all incredibly excited about the third annual Canadian Videogame Awards!” said Victor Lucas, host of Electric Playground and one of the award show’s founders. “This is our chance to thank and honour all of the enormously talented individuals who build the world class entertainment of the future every day in our country.”

Members of the public can participate by casting their vote online for Canadian Game of the Year [1].

David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Solid franchise will be the host for the evening and the show will broadcast across the country on Citytv and G4 Canada through the Rogers Network.  The Canadian Videogame Awards will be held in conjunction with Fan Expo Vancouver [3].  Fan Expo pass holders will have access to general seating at the awards on a first come-first served basis.

Congratulations and Good Luck To The 2012 Finalists

Game of the Year

Best Console Game

Best Game on the Go

Best Downloadable Game

Best Audio

Best Social/Casual Game

Best Game Design

Best Technology

Best Visual Arts

Best Writing

Best Indie Game

Best New Character

Best Original Music

Innovation Award

The Canadian Videogame Awards are produced by Reboot Communications and Greedy Productions.  The producers are joined by a national committee of developers, leaders, and associations from the Canadian interactive entertainment industry.

The CVA’s are presented by Future Shop and sponsored in part by G4 Canada, IBM, Click Magazine, Microsoft, Sony PlayStation, EA, Ubisoft, Relic, Digital Moniker, Radical Entertainment, Funcom Games, Eidos-Montréal, United Front Games and officially endorsed by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, and DigiBC.