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And The Winners Of The Canadian Videogame Awards Are…

April 21st marked the third consecutive Canadian Videogame Award ceremony; a once-a-year event that honours and celebrates the best developers and publishers Canada has to offer. From best original music, to most innovative, the night was full of emotions, humour, and Canadian pride.

As reported earlier, Capybara Games’ Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP won five awards; matched only by Eidos-Montreal’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution with five awards of their own. I was honestly surprised that Ubisoft Montreal’s Assassin’s Creed: Revelations only took home the award for Best Visual Arts, but considering the competition (especially Superbrothers and Deus Ex) it was still a big win.

Another big surprise win was EA Sports’ FIFA Soccer ’12. The game was awarded the public’s choice for Game of the Year, winning over Deus Ex, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Fight Night Champion, and Superbrothers. Considering the FIFA franchise has, over the last few years taken the “best soccer game” title from Konami’s Winning Eleven series, and the fact that FIFA Soccer games sell by the millions worldwide, this choice made a lot of sense.

Check out the full list of all the winners and nominees after the break.

Game of the Year:  FIFA Soccer 12  (Electronic Arts)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • FIFA Soccer 12 – Electronic Arts
  • Fight Night Champion – Electronic Arts
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games

Best Console Game:  Deus Ex: Human Revolution  (Eidos-Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • Dragon Age II – Bioware
  • FIFA 2012 – Electronic Arts
  • Fight Night Champion – Electronic Arts

Best Game on the Go: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP  (Capybara Games)

  • A Space Shooter for Free – Frima Studio
  • Assassin’s Creed Recollection – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Squibble – MassHabit Games
  • Super Stickman Golf – Noodlecake Studios
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games

Best Downloadable Game: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)

  • Capsized – Alien Trap Games
  • Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes – Cabybara Games
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • Swarm – Hothead Games
  • Tales From Space: About a Blob – Drinkbox Studios

Best Audio: Deus Ex: Human Revolution  (Eidos-Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • Fight Night Champion – Electronic Arts
  • Need for Speed: The Run – Electronic Arts
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment

Best Social/Casual Game: Margaritaville Online  (Exploding Barrel Games)

  • Cranky Cat – March Entertainment
  • GreenSpace – RocketOwl Inc.
  • Margaritaville Online – Exploding Barrel Games
  • Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure – Untold Entertainment

Best Game Design:  Deus Ex: Human Revolution  (Eidos-Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Dead Rising 2: Off the Record – Capcom Vancouver
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment

Best Technology:  Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012  (Ubisoft Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • FIFA Soccer 12 – Electronic Arts
  • Just Dance 3 – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 – Ubisoft Montreal

Best Visual Arts:  Assassin’s Creed Revelations  (Ubisoft Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • Need for Speed: The Run – Electronic Arts
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment

Best Writing:  Deus Ex: Human Revolution  (Eidos-Montreal)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • To the Moon – Freebird Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment

Best Indie Game:  Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)

  • Capsized – Alien Trap Games
  • DLC Quest – Going Loud Studios
  • Super Stickman Golf – Noodlecake Studios
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • Tales From Space: About a Blob – Drinkbox Studios

Best New Character:  Deus Ex: Human Revolution  (Eidos-Montreal)

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Adam Jensen) – Eidos-Montreal
  • Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure (Sissy) – Untold Entertainment
  • Tales From Space: About a Blob (The Blob) – Drinkbox Studios
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Captain Titus) – Relic Entertainment
  • Yeti (Yeti) – Metanet Software Inc.

Best Original Music:  Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes – Cabybara Games
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment

Future Shop Gamers’ Choice Award – Top Selling Canadian Videogame:  NHL 12 (Electronic Arts)

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Eidos-Montreal
  • FIFA Soccer 12 – Electronic Arts
  • NHL 12 – Electronic Arts

Innovation Award: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)

  • Battlefield 3 – DICE/Electronic Arts
  • Cows vs. Aliens – XMG Studio
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games
  • To the Moon – Freebird Games
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Relic Entertainment

As a game industry journalist, I was proud to see an award show that mainly focused on the developers and the talents behind the games and less on the celebrity guests and presenters. The Canadian Videogame Awards has taken a huge step forward in bringing the Canadian game industry into the forefront of media and entertainment in the country.

The Canadian Videogame Awards is scheduled to air on Citytv on April 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm, and on G4 Canada on April 28 & 29, 2012.

Do you agree with the award winners as chosen by the public? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below.

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About janhutchings

Canadian Game Industry Blogger / Contributor for @Sonyrumors & @ShogunGamer / Communications and PR Professional. Voice of Canadian and Indie Gaming. http://jtmgames.com/

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