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 Deus Ex ,  Sword and Sworcery  win big at Canadian Videogame Awards
Deus Ex, Sword and Sworcery win big at Canadian Videogame Awards
April 23, 2012 | By Mike Rose

April 23, 2012 | By Mike Rose
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Eidos-Montreal's Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Capy's Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP were the big winners at the 2012 Canadian Videogame Awards, taking home five awards each.

Although EA's FIFA Soccer 12 won the Game of the Year award at the Vancouver show, which recognizes standout games developed in Canada and released in 2011, Toronto's Capybara Games and Eidos' Montreal studio were the main talking points of the evening.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution's awards included Best Console Game, Best Audio and Best Game Design, while Capy's Sword & Sworcery won Best Downloadable Game and Best Indie Game, amongst others.

Other winners included EA's NHL 12 taking home the Future Shop Gamers' Choice Award, and Best Social/Casual Game for Exploding Barrel Games' Margaritaville Online.

The show's co-founder Victor Lucas reiterated that the strength of the games coming out of the Canadian video game industry show that the country's development scene is "second to none."

The Game of the Year award was selected via an online public vote, while the rest of the winners were decided by a body of advisors and industry professionals.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Game of the Year: FIFA Soccer 12 (EA)
Best Console Game: Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos-Montreal)
Best Game on the Go: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)
Best Downloadable Game: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)
Best Audio: Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos-Montreal)
Best Social/Casual Game: Margaritaville Online (Exploding Barrel Games)
Best Game Design: Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos-Montreal)
Best Technology: Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 (Ubisoft Montreal)
Best Visual Arts: Assassin's Creed Revelations (Ubisoft Montreal)
Best Writing: Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos-Montreal)
Best Indie Game: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)
Best New Character: Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos-Montreal)
Best Original Music: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)
Future Shop Gamers' Choice Award - Top Selling Canadian Videogame: NHL 12 (EA)
Innovation Award: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capybara Games)


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Jori Baldwin
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Might be worth mentioning that while all of the other awards were jury selected, the Game of the Year award was awarded by public internet voting.

Kale Menges
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Apparently so...

Tom Curtis
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You're right, Jori. We've added that information to the story.

Fred Marcoux
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Congrats to all the winners!


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