2012 Canadian Videogame Awards, presented by Future Shop, Announces Finalists

March 26, 2012 (Vancouver, B.C.) - The finalists in fourteen categories were announced today for the upcoming Canadian Videogame Awards, which will be held in Vancouver on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

"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."

Over 100 nominations were received this year from all parts of Canada, with 28 games represented in the list of finalists. All awards are for work developed in Canada and released in 2011. Winners will be voted on by a body of industry experts from across the country.

Members of the public can get in the game and cast their vote for Canadian Game of the Year at www.canadianvideogameawards.com

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.  Fan Expo pass holders will have access to general seating at the awards on a first come-first served basis. 

FINALISTS

Game of the Year

·       Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal

·       Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos-Montreal

·       FIFA 2012 - Electronic Arts

·       Fight Night Champion - Electronic Arts

·       Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games

Best Console Game

·       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

·       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

·       Capsized - Alien Trap Games

·       Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes - Cabybara Games

·       Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games

·       Swarm - Hothead Games

·       Tales From Space: About a Blob - Drinkbox Studios

  Best Audio

·       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

·       Cranky Cat - March Entertainment

·       GreenSpace - RocketOwl Inc.

·       Margaritaville Online - Exploding Barrel Games

·       Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventures - Untold Entertainment

Best Game Design

·       Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal

·       Dead Rising 2: Off the Record - Capcom Vancouver

·       Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos-Montreal

·       Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games

·       Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Relic Entertainment

Best Technology

·       Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal

·       FIFA 2012 - 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

·       Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos-Montreal

·       Need for Speed: The Run - Electronic Arts

·       Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games

·       Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Relic Entertainment

  Best Writing

·       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

·       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 (Adam Jensen) - Eidos-Montreal

·       Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventures (Sissy) - Untold Entertainment

·       Tales From Space: About a Blob (The Blob) - Drinkbox Studios

·       Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Relic Entertainment

·       Yeti (Yeti) - Metanet Software Inc. 

  Best Original Music

·       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

  Innovation Award

·       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

 For full event information please visit: www.canadianvideogameawards.com or follow along on Facebook or Twitter.

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.

 

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