#1 Edited by GERALTITUDE (2859 posts) -

Another CVA has whispered past us. This last weekend, somewhere in a mostly-empty Vancouver conference room, video game developers received awards. Some of you may be interested in the nominees and winners and so here they are. Thanks to Jeff for mentioning on Unprofessional Fridays that Adam Boyes was going to Canada. Totally would have forgot about this otherwise! In 2012 the CVAs got some play in Canucknews because the boys what did Superbrothers took home lots of awards and "indie darlings defeating megacorporations" at awards shows is good news. This year that didn't happen.

Game of the Year

Future Shop Fans’ Choice Award

Best Console Game

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Far Cry 3
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Sleeping Dogs

Best Downloadable Game

Best Game on the Go

Best Social / Casual Game

Best Animation

  • Far Cry 3
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Prototype 2
  • Shank 2
  • Sleeping Dogs

Best Audio

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Incredipede
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • My Singing Monsters
  • Sound Shapes

Best Game Design

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Far Cry 3
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Sound Shapes

Best Game Innovation

  • Far Cry 3
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Papo & Yo
  • Sound Shapes
  • Waveform

Best Indie Game

  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Papo & Yo
  • Shank 2
  • Sound Shapes
  • Waveform

Best New Character

  • Far Cry 3 – Vaas
  • Nun Attack – The Nun Squad!
  • Papo & Yo – Quico
  • Prototype 2 – James Heller
  • Sleeping Dogs – Wei Shen

Best Original Music

  • Assassin’s Creed III – Main Theme Song
  • Mass Effect 3 - Leaving Earth
  • Papo & Yo – Liberation
  • Sleeping Dogs - Sleeping Dogs Score
  • Sounds Shapes – Cities

Best Technology

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • MechWarrior Online
  • Prototype 2
  • SSX

Best Visual Arts

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Far Cry 3
  • Incredipede
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Mass Effect 3

Best Writing

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Far Cry 3
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Sleeping Dogs

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*Hey there! These games are not in the Giant Bomb database:

  • My Singing Monsters (Big Blue Bubble)
  • Shellrazer (Slick Entertainment)
  • i saw her standing there (krangGAMES)
  • Rubber Tacos (Sava Transmedia/Zynga)

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So.. What do you think?

#2 Edited by Winternet (8002 posts) -

I think it's 2013 y'all!

Edit: Now that I've actually looked at it, who the hell chose these nominees? Is there like a criteria to be met? Because, a lot of it doesn't make much sense to me.

#3 Posted by mosespippy (3982 posts) -

@winternet: I'd expect the only criteria is that the game be made in Canada.

#5 Posted by Winternet (8002 posts) -

@mosespippy: @geraltitude: Ok. Kinda weird when there are games, like ACIII, that are made by studios all over the world. And although the "game has to be from a Canadian developer" explains a lot, there are still some crazy stuff in there, like Far Cry 3 for Best Writing, but to each his own.

#6 Posted by MikkaQ (10263 posts) -
#7 Edited by Kidavenger (3486 posts) -
#8 Edited by chilibean_3 (1611 posts) -

Ok. The games needing some kind of connection to Canada means this makes a lot more sense.

#9 Edited by Drebin_893 (2894 posts) -
#10 Posted by psylah (2161 posts) -
#11 Edited by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

Adam personaly picks them. But I am glad to see TSW get some recognition.( even if it is from a nonvoating state in the union)

#12 Edited by GERALTITUDE (2859 posts) -

@mikkaq: Thanks! Fixed in the text above.

@kidavenger: True that.

@winternet: I'm not sure any Ubisoft games are made in one place anymore and I assume with ACIII "Canadian" is mostly a technicality; probably means >50% of the budget is spent on the Canadian side of the border. But maybe not? I really don't know... According to Wikipedia at least Ubisoft Montreal is the developer of ACIII and there are a number of extra, additional developers. About any of the legitimacy of the awards... yeah. Lol. Don't look at me duder. Lots of weird categories & comparisons at this award show.

#13 Edited by Winternet (8002 posts) -

@geraltitude: Yeah, I wasn't looking at you, but to the whoever comes up with these. "Best Console Game"? What does that even mean??!

#14 Posted by GERALTITUDE (2859 posts) -

@winternet: lol - duder - "Best Game on the Go" What year is it at this awards show?