Canadian Videogame Awards Announce 2011 Finalists

Bioware’s Mass Effect 2 and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Lead with Seven Nominations Each

May 18, 2011 (Vancouver, B.C.) – The Canadian Videogame Awards were handed out in Vancouver this evening, with Mass Effect 2 from Bioware/Electronic Arts taking home four awards, including Canadian Game of the Year. Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood from Ubisoft Montreal received two awards and individual winners included Deathspank, Kinect and Osmos for iPad among others. New awards for 2011 included Best Student Game which was won by WOMP!, from the Centre for Digital Media and the Innovation Award which went to ModNation Racers, developed by United Front Games.

 

“Congratulations to all of the winners tonight and to all of the incredible games nominated,” said Victor Lucas, host and executive producer of The Electric Playground and CVA co-founder, “the work on display at the ceremony tonight was world-class and illustrated once again that Canadian game developers are second to none when it comes to creating interactive entertainment!

 

A 60-minute special on the Canadian Videogame Awards is scheduled to premiere on G4 Canada on May 29. The CVA’s are sponsored by in part by Kinect for XBOX 360, G4 Canada, Sony PlayStation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bioware, EA Sports, Nintendo 3DS, Relic Entertainment, The Georgia Straight and the Entertainment Software Association of Canada.

Here is the full list of all the winners and nominees:

 

Game of the Year

 

  •  Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  •  Dead Rising 2
  •  FIFA 11
  •  Mass Effect 2
  •  Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction

 

Best Console Game

 

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Dead Rising 2
  • FIFA 11
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction

 

Best Game on the Go

 

  • Lil’ Pirates
  • Osmos for iPad
  • Scrabble for iPad
  • A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks
  • Trainyard

 

Best Downloadable Game

 

  • Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
  • Deathspank
  • HOARD
  • Shank
  • A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks

 

Best Audio

 

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction

 

Best Social/Casual Game

 

  • Dex Hamilton: Bug Quest
  • GardenMind
  • Mercenaries of War
  • Pocket God on Facebook
  • Pot Farm

 

Best Game Design

 

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Deathspank
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction
  • Trainyard

 

Best Technology

 

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Kinect for XBOX 360
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Scrabble for iPad
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved

 

Best Visual Arts

 

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction
  • Tron: Evolution

 

Best Writing

 

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Prince of Persia – The Forgotten Sands
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction

 

Best Student Game

 

  • Codex
  • Ginkgo
  • Hootlin
  • WOMP!

 

Innovation Award

 

  • Kinect Joy Ride
  • ModNation Racers
  • Scrabble for iPad
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved

 

The Canadian Videogame Awards are produced by Reboot Communications in partnership with Greedy Productions, and are officially endorsed by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, and DigiBC. The producers are joined by a national committee of developers, leaders, and associations from the Canadian interactive entertainment industry.

 

For more information contact:

 

Victor Lucas
Co-Founder, Canadian Videogame Awards
Executive Producer and Co-Host, Electric Playground
(604) 639-9160
victor@elecplay.com

 

Carla Tadla
Sr. Vice President, Operations
Reboot Communications
(250) 888-2840
carla@rebootconference.com


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