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 Mass Effect 2 ,  Assassin's Creed Brotherhood  Lead Canadian Videogame Awards Finalists
Mass Effect 2, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Lead Canadian Videogame Awards Finalists
April 18, 2011 | By Mike Rose




The finalists for the upcoming Canadian Videogame Awards have been announced, with BioWare’s Mass Effect 2 and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood nominated for seven awards each.

The awards show, due to be held in Vancouver on May 18 at the Centre for the Performing Arts, aims to celebrate Canada's position as the third largest developer of video games in the world. All of the nominated games were created in Canada.

Over 70 nominations were made over 31 different submissions, with the likes of Dead Rising 2, FIFA 11 and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction joining the aforementioned Mass Effect 2 and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood as nominees.

Categories include Best Console Game, Best Downloadable Game and Best Game Design. Members of the public can visit the CVA site between now and the show, and vote for their favourite Canadian Game of the Year.

Co-founder of the award show Victor Lucas said, "Last year's event was a big success and people had a wonderful time, but more importantly, incredible Canadian-made video games and their creators were honored."

"So many video games developed in our country over the last year were phenomenal; I think we're going to see a lot of great surprises this year! It's a great privilege to be able to show the video game community how important it is to this country."

Here are the finalists in full:

Game of the Year

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Dead Rising 2
FIFA 11
Mass Effect 2
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Best Console Game

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Dead Rising 2
FIFA 11
Mass Effect 2
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Best Game on the Go

Lil' Pirates
Osmos for iPad
Scrabble for iPad
A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks
Trainyard

Best Downloadable Game

Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
Deathspank
HOARD
Shank
A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks

Best Audio

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising
Mass Effect 2
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Best Social/Casual Game

Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
GardenMind
Mercenaries of War
Pocket God on Facebook
Pot Farm

Best Game Design

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Deathspank
Mass Effect 2
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Trainyard

Best Technology

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Kinect for XBOX 360
Mass Effect 2
Scrabble for iPad
Your Shape Fitness Evolved

Best Visual Arts

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Mass Effect 2
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Tron: Evolution

Best Writing

Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising
Mass Effect 2
Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Best Student Game

Codex
Ginkgo
Hootlin
WOMP!

Innovation Award

Kinect Joy Ride
ModNation Racers
Scrabble for iPad
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
Your Shape Fitness Evolved


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