Mass Effect 2 takes the top prize at the Canadian Video Game Awards

  • Eric Weiss | 
    May 19, 2011
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Many of the year’s best games were developed right here in Canada.

 

The Canadian Video Game Awards are starting to resemble their non-Canadian equivalents. The second annual show took place last night in Vancouver and – as was the case with many other outlets – Mass Effect 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood were the year’s big winners. Bioware’s space RPG took home four awards including one for game of the year, while Ubisoft’s latest free-roaming assassination title walked away with two.

“Congratulations to all of the winners tonight and to all of the incredible games nominated,” said Electric Playground host and CVA co-founder Victor Lucas. “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 Canadian Video Game Awards special will air on G4 Canada on May 29

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.  Other winners include Kinect (Best Tech), United Front’s ModNation Racers (Innovation Award) and Hothead’s DeathSpank (Best Downloadable Game), although I personally would have given that last award to Ubisoft’s Scott Pilgrim or Klei’s Shank.

The full list of nominees and winners is below. There are quite a few excellent games here, and it’s yet more evidence of the strength of the industry in Canada.

 

Game of the Year – Mass Effect 2 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

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

Best Console Game – Mass Effect 2 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

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

Best Game on the Go – Osmos for iPad (Hemisphere Games)

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

Best Downloadable Game – Deathspank (Hothead Games/Electronic Arts)

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

Best Audio – Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal)

  • 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 – Pocket God on Facebook (Frima Studio/Bolt Creative)

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

Best Game Design – Mass Effect 2 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

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

Best Technology – Kinect for XBOX 360 (Big Park Game Studio/Microsoft)

  • 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 (Ubisoft Montreal)

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

Best Writing – Mass Effect 2 (Bioware/Electronic Arts)

  • 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 – WOMP! (XnEh?/Centre for Digital Media)

  • Codex
  • Ginkgo
  • Hootlin
  • WOMP!

Innovation Award – ModNation Racers  (United Front Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)

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

 

Source: Yahoo! Finance

 




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