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 Sworcery, Deus Ex  lead Canadian Videogame Awards nominations
Sworcery, Deus Ex lead Canadian Videogame Awards nominations
March 26, 2012 | By Eric Caoili




Capy's acclaimed iOS adventure game Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP picked up nine nominations -- the most for any game this year -- for the 2012 Canadian Videogame Awards.

Organizers for the show, which recognizes standout games developed in Canada and released in 2011, have announced the 28 finalists for more than a dozen categories that will be featured in this year's Canadian Videogame Awards.

Other games that received multiple nominations include Ubisoft Montreal's Assassin's Creed Revelations, Eidos-Montreal's Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Relic Entertainment's Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.

A panel of industry experts will vote on the winners, and members of the public can also cast their vote for the Game of the Year category, which includes Sword & Sworcery, Deus Ex, Assassin's Creed Revelations, and Electronic Arts' FIFA 2012 and Fight Night Champion.

The full list of finalists follows:

Game of the Year

· Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal
· Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Eidos-Montreal
· FIFA 2012 - Electronic Arts
· Fight Night Champion - Electronic Arts
· Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Capybara Games

Best Console Game

· 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

· 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

· 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

· 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

· Cranky Cat - March Entertainment
· GreenSpace - RocketOwl Inc.
· Margaritaville Online - Exploding Barrel Games
· Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventures - Untold Entertainment

Best Game Design

· 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

· Assassin's Creed Revelations - Ubisoft Montreal
· FIFA 2012 - 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
· 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

· 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

· 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 (Adam Jensen) - Eidos-Montreal
· Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventures (Sissy) - Untold Entertainment
· Tales From Space: About a Blob (The Blob) - Drinkbox Studios
· Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Relic Entertainment
· Yeti (Yeti) - Metanet Software Inc.

Best Original Music

· 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

Innovation Award

· 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

The third annual Canadian Videogame Awards event will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre in conjunction with Fan Expo Vancouver on April 21.


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