Videogame industry celebrates creativity with second-annual Canadian Videogame Awards

by Knowlton Thomas

Electronic Arts and Bioware's Mass Effect 2 led the Canadian Videogame Awards, taking home four awards, while Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed won two.

Celebrating Canadian creativity, the 2011 Videogame Awards handed out awards for Game of the Year (ME2), Best Console Game (ME2), Best Game on the Go (Osmos for iPad), Best Audio (Assassin's Creed), Best Social Game (Pocket God on Facebook), Innovation Award (ModNation Racers), and more.

"Congratulations to all of the winners tonight and to all of the incredible games nominated," said Victor Lucas, host and executive producer of The Electric Playground and CVA co-founder. "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 special on the Canadian Videogame Awards is scheduled to premiere on G4 Canada on May 29.

BioWare Corp.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

BioWare Corp. is an electronic entertainment company that develops computer and console games. Our published projects include: Shattered Steel, the genre-defining Baldur’s Gate role playing game series, MDK2 for Dreamcast and PC, and MDK2: Armageddon for Playstation2. Recently, BioWare released Baldur’s Gate: Throne of Bhaal, the massive expansion pack to Baldur’s Gate II Shadows of Amn.... more

Electronic Arts
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Want to be part of the Next Generation of games development? EA is the leading developer for next gen games and looking for passionate gamers who want to be a part of this exciting time. EA Canada currently has dozens of games in production and aside from some of the most profitable game titles like FIFA, NBA Street, NHL and Need for Speed, we are also developing some home-grown next gen New IP... more

Ubisoft Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ubisoft Toronto is a growing and diverse team on a collective mission to create what’s next in AAA games. Whether as an elite spy, a master assassin, or a fearless explorer, we put the player at the heart of all our games. Since opening our studio in 2010, our team shipped the critically-acclaimed Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist as lead studio, and Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 in... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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