Canadian Videogame Awards Finalists Revealed

April 15, 2011 -

Finalists for the Canadian Videogame Awards have been announced. The winners of this year's awards in 12 categories will be revealed in Vancouver on May 18 at the Centre for the Performing Arts. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and Mass Effect 2 lead the pack with 7 nominations each. Other notable nominations include Dead Rising 2, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction and FIFA 11.

The general public can vote for Canadian Game of the Year at www.canadianvideogameawards.com. The CVA's are sponsored by Kinect for XBOX 360, G4 Canada, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 3DS, Entertainment Software Association of Canada, The Georgia Straight and the Canadian Studios of Electronic Arts.

Full list of finalists in various categories can be found below:

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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