Canadian Videogame Awards Show Results From Vancouver

May 19, 2011 Written by Mitchell Sellar

Bioware/Electronics Arts walked away from the second annual Canadian Videogame Awards in Vancouver last night with four awards for Mass Effect 2 including the shows highest honor, Game of the Year. Ubisoft Montreal’s Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood was the only other multi-award winner taking the top spots in the categories of Best Audio and Best Visual Arts.

The following is a list of nominees with the category winners in bold and underlined:

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

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

Best Downloadable Game

  • A Space Shooter For 2 Bucks
  • Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
  • DeathSpank
  • HOARD
  • Shank

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’s Bug Quest
  • GardenMind
  • Mercanaries 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
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Scrabble 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 iPad
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved

Canada is the third largest developer of video games in the world and the Canadian Videogame Awards honor Developers and Publishers making games in the country. This year the ceremony also kicks off the Canadian Games Conference (formerly GDC-Canada) which will run May 19th and 20th, 2011. While nominees are open to public submission the finalists and eventual winners are selected by the CVA Advisory Committee and a representation of industry experts from within the country. The exception to this rule comes in the selection of Game of the Year, which is chosen purely by fan voting.