The Canadian Game Awards were a big ticket item on many gamer’s radars, this past week. For gaming fans, in the Great White North (Go Canada Go!), the Canadian Videogame Awards (CVA‘s) were, also, held. They acknowledged the best titles in game development in Canada. For those that may not know, there are quite a few big name studios and developers in Canada. They helm a large amount of AAA and indie titles within the gaming industry.
- Klei – Mark of the Ninja, Don’t Starve, and Invisible Inc.
- Ubisoft Toronto & Montreal – Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Skylanders, Far Cry series, & the Splinter Cell series
- BioWare – Dragon Age series, KOTOR series, Mass Effect series, Neverwinter Nights
- Square Enix Montreal – Lara Croft GO, Hitman GO
- Metanet Software – N++
The Awards were accompanied by a new way to experience the gaming weekend, called FanFest. It was a great way to try new games, play some of the titles that were nominated, meet actors and developers, and buy awesome swag.
Without further ado, here are the winners:
- Best Console Game: Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
- Best Downloadable: Invisible, Inc. (Klei Entertainment)
- Best Game on the Go: Skylanders SuperChargers Racing (Beenox)
- Best iOS Game: Lara Croft GO (Square Enix Montreal)
- Best Social/Casual Game: I Love Potatoes (A Vali Fugulin game /Minority and Ruben Farrus)
- Best Animation: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
- Best Audio: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
- Best Game Design: Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal)
- Best Game Innovation: Pulse (Pixel Pi Games)
- Best Indie Game: Invisible, Inc. (Klei Entertainment)
- Best New Character: The Twins, Jacob and Evie Frye, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
- Best Original Music: D.R Style (Vinyl), Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition (Klei Entertainment)
- Best Technology: Hitman: Sniper (Square Enix Montreal)
- Best Visual Arts: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
- Best Writing: Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
- Fans’ Choice – Best Canadian-Made Game: N++ (Metanet Software Inc.)
- Fans’ Choice – Best International Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED)
- Game of the Year: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
The Canadian Videogame Awards are a great way to showcase the talent, and creation, coming from Canadian developers and studios. As a Canadian, I proudly recognize these individuals, and I give them some appreciation for their awesome work.
What do you think of the list of winners? Any favourites from Canadian Videogame Awards that stand out? Let us know below!
David is a lover of all things nerdy & geeky! (Nerd IS the new cool after all!)
From the wee age of 6 he made his way to a Canadian Tire, purchased a SNES for $200 in in-store credit money (Canadian Tire money for Canadians out there), and hasn’t looked back!
He loves the classics like Donkey Kong, Mario, and Roller Coaster Tycoon, but is deep into the new age of gaming with Heroes of the Storm, Apex Legends, and indies like Thomas Was Alone, and Mark of the Ninja.