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Canadian Videogame Awards finalists announced

1:30 PM on 03.27.2012 // Maurice Tan

Why yes, there is such a thing as the Canadian Video Game Awards! The 3rd annual edition of the awards show will take place in Vancouver on April 21st, and coincides with Fan Expo Vancouver (limited seating available to Fan Expo pass holders). A number of finalists have recently been picked from the larger list of nominees.

The main competition seems to be between Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, and Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP. The public can vote on their Game of the Year, effectively forcing you to choose between Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Sword and Sworcery EP (unless you think FIFA 12, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, or Fight Night Champion deserves the award). Deus Ex: HR has been criminally neglected in many awards ceremonies to date, so I think they deserve a nod on their home turf this time around.

Check out the full list of finalists below, or on this page where you can also vote for your Canadian GOTY on the left-hand side of the screen.

Game of the Year

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • FIFA Soccer 12
  • Fight Night Champion
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Best Console Game

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • FIFA Soccer 12
  • Fight Night Champion
  • Dragon Age II

Best Game on the Go

  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
  • A Space Shooter for Free
  • Super Stickman Golf
  • Assassin’s Creed Recollection
  • Squibble

Best Downloadable Game

  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
  • Capsized
  • Tales from Space: About a Blob
  • Swarm
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Best Social / Casual Game

  • Cranky Cat
  • Margaritaville Online
  • Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure
  • GreenSpace

Best Indie Game

  • Super Stickman Golf
  • Capsized
  • Tales from Space: About a Blob
  • DLC Quest
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Best Audio

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Fight Night Champion
  • Need for Speed: The Run
  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine

Best Original Music

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine

Best Game Design

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine
  • Dead Rising 2 – Off the Record
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Best Technology

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • FIFA Soccer 12
  • Just Dance 3
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012
  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine

Best Visual Arts

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
  • Need for Speed: The Run
  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine

Best Writing

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
  • To the Moon
  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine

Best New Character

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Adam Jensen
  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine - Captain Titus
  • Tales from Space – About a Blob - Blob
  • Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure - Sissy
  • Yeti - Yeti

Innovation Award

  • Battlefield 3
  • Cows vs. Aliens
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
  • To the Moon
  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine


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