Canadian Video Game Award nominees announced 1

The second annual award show honours Canadian developers.

The nominees are:

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: Alien Entomologist
  • 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

Not a bad list, and a nice reminder of how many great games are developed here in the North.

Source: Financial Post