23rd April 2012

Canadian Video Game Awards Winners

Canadian Video Game AwardsThe Canadian Videogame Awards were handed out in Vancouver Saturday evening, with indie developed game Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP from Capybara Games in Toronto and Eidos-Montreal’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution each taking home five awards. FIFA Soccer 12 from Electronic Arts was the public’s choice for Game of the Year, and NHL 12 from Electronic Arts was named the top selling videogame in Canada. Other individual winners included Margaritaville Online from Exploding Barrel Games, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012, both from Ubisoft Montreal.  All the awards were for work developed in Canada and released in 2011.

I have a large collection of photos to add to our photo album from both Fan Expo and the awards evening, which for the first time Canadian Video Game Awards Host David Hayterfeatured a red carpet walk thanks to Future Shop. Without a doubt, this was the best CVA event, and I think it will only get better as the show matures. While not every game I was rooting for won an award, it’s great to see our Canadian development teams and studios getting the recognition they deserve. The highlight of the evening for me was meeting voice actress Jennifer Hale, who gives voice to my favourite game character, female Shepard in Mass Effect 3. I’ve been posting some of our photos in our Twitter feed, but watch for the full album to appear in our gallery over the next few days.

David Hayter did an incredible job as the evening’s host, and those who will be watching the show’s broadcast events on CityTV and G4 Canada are in for a treat. A 60-minute special of the Canadian Videogame Awards is scheduled to air on Citytv on April 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm, as well as on G4 Canada on April 28 & 29, 2012.

“Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees tonight,” said Victor Lucas, executive producer of The Electric Playground and CVA co-founder, “the games we saw at the show this evening are world-class and illustrate once again that Canadian game developers are second to none when it comes to creating interactive entertainment!”

Here is the full list of all the winners and nominees:The lovely Jennifer Hale

Game of the Year:  FIFA Soccer 12  (Electronic Arts)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • FIFA Soccer 12 – Electronic Arts
  • Fight Night Champion – Electronic Arts
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games

Best Console Game:  Deus Ex: Human Revolution  (Eidos-Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • Dragon Age II – Bioware
  • FIFA 2012 – Electronic Arts
  • Fight Night Champion – Electronic Arts

Best Game on the Go: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP  (Capybara Games)

  • A Space Shooter for Free – Frima Studio
  • Assassin’s Creed Recollection – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Squibble – MassHabit Games
  • Super Stickman Golf – Noodlecake Studios
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games

Best Downloadable Game: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)

  • Capsized – Alien Trap Games
  • Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes – Cabybara GamesSean Wilson - VP of Entertainment, Future Shop & his lovely wife Cassandra
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • Swarm – Hothead Games
  • Tales From Space: About a Blob – Drinkbox Studios

Best Audio: Deus Ex: Human Revolution  (Eidos-Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • Fight Night Champion – Electronic Arts
  • Need for Speed: The Run – Electronic Arts
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment

Best Social/Casual Game: Margaritaville Online  (Exploding Barrel Games)

  • Cranky Cat – March Entertainment
  • GreenSpace – RocketOwl Inc.
  • Margaritaville Online – Exploding Barrel Games
  • Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure – Untold Entertainment

Best Game Design:  Deus Ex: Human Revolution  (Eidos-Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Dead Rising 2: Off the Record – Capcom VancouverMontreal Godfathers of Game
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment

Best Technology:  Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012  (Ubisoft Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • FIFA Soccer 12 – Electronic Arts
  • Just Dance 3 – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 – Ubisoft Montreal

Best Visual Arts:  Assassin’s Creed Revelations  (Ubisoft Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-MontrealJulien Lavoie & Jason Kee - ESA Canada
  • Need for Speed: The Run – Electronic Arts
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment

Best Writing:  Deus Ex: Human Revolution  (Eidos-Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • To the Moon – Freebird Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment

Best Indie Game:  Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)

  • Capsized – Alien Trap Games
  • DLC Quest – Going Loud Studios
  • Super Stickman Golf – Noodlecake Studios
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • Tales From Space: About a Blob – Drinkbox Studios

Best New Character:  Deus Ex: Human Revolution  (Eidos-Montreal)

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Adam Jensen) – Eidos-MontrealThe voice of Adam Jensen, Elias Toufexis and his lovely wife Michelle Boback, the voice of Megan Reed - Deus Ex Human Revolution
  • Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure (Sissy) – Untold Entertainment
  • Tales From Space: About a Blob (The Blob) – Drinkbox Studios
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Captain Titus) – Relic Entertainment
  • Yeti (Yeti) – Metanet Software Inc.

Best Original Music:  Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes – Cabybara Games
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment

Future Shop Gamers’ Choice Award – Top Selling Canadian Videogame:  NHL 12  (Electronic Arts)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft MontrealMarissa Roberto, Scott Jones & Shaun Hatton from Electric Playground & Reviews On The Run
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • FIFA Soccer 12 – Electronic Arts
  • NHL 12 – Electronic Arts

Innovation Award: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)

  • Battlefield 3 – DICE/Electronic Arts
  • Cows vs. Aliens – XMG Studio
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • To the Moon – Freebird Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment

The Canadian Videogame Awards are produced by Reboot Communications and Greedy Productions and held in conjunction with Fan Expo Vancouver™.  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 Media, Microsoft, Sony PlayStation, EA, Capcom, Digital Moniker, Radical Entertainment, AMD, Ubisoft, Funcom Games, Eidos-Montréal, United Front Games and officially endorsed by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, and DigiBC.

This entry was posted on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 10:22 am and is filed under Awards, Events, Game Dev, 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. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    3:23 am on April 23rd, 2012

    Canadian Video Game Awards Winners http://t.co/knGRt4QF

  2. DIG London 2011 (@DIGLondon)
    3:25 am on April 23rd, 2012

    RT @villagegamer: Canadian Video Game Awards Winners http://t.co/AjKFTnpp

  3. Rich (@hushlorentz)
    3:31 am on April 23rd, 2012

    Battlefield 3 was nominated for an Innovation Award at the Canadian Video Game Awards. Bwaha. http://t.co/3RgiVKCV

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