QUEBEC - April 19, 2011
Frima Studio, Canada's leading independent game developer, announced today that two of their titles have been chosen as finalists for prestigious awards in Canadian gaming.
A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks! is a finalist for both 'Best Game on the Go' and 'Best Downloadable Game' for the Canadian Videogame Awards. Released for PS3 and PSP in December 2010, A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks!, an original Frima property, has achieved wide acclaim as an addictive and affordable shooter. It was also nominated for 'Game of the Year,' 'Best Console Game' and 'Best Audio.' A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks! is available for download on the PlayStation Network now.
Pocket God garnered a berth as finalist for 'Best Social/Casual Game' for the Canadian Video Game Awards, as well as nominations for 'Best Game Design,' 'Best Visual Arts' and the 'Innovation Award.' The Facebook game also received a nomination in the 'Games and Animation' category of the OCTAS. Since its debut in December 2010, Pocket God has grown exponentially, attracting more players every month. To play Pocket God on Facebook, go to http://apps.facebook.com/pocketgod.
"We're honored to have two of our games selected as finalists for such prestigious awards, and to represent excellence in Canadian game development. We want to offer the best gaming experience possible, and being recognized for our efforts is fantastic," said Frima CEO Steve Couture.
In its second year, the Canadian Videogame Awards celebrates the best and brightest of video games developed in Canada. The winners will be announced on May 18 in Vancouver. Visit http://www.canadianvideogameawards.com for further details.
The OCTAS are a prestigious award, recognizing excellence in the field of information technology in Quebec. The winners will be announced on May 28 in Montreal. Visit http://www.actionti.com/accueil/octas/octas-2011 (French only) for more information
About Frima Studio
Frima is a prominent game developer based in Quebec City, Canada. Since 2003, the company has been developing countless worldclass products for the Web, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation Portable, DS, Facebook, iPhone, iPad, TV and mobile markets. Frima's clients include world-renowned names such as Electronic Arts, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Warner Brothers and Nickelodeon. With over 265 artists and programmers to develop our products, Frima produces high-caliber games that are as remarkably outstanding artistically as they are technically. For more information, please visit www.frimastudio.com.
Sam Dalsimer, TriplePoint for Frima