2014 Canadian Videogame Awards: Finalists Revealed


2014 Canadian Videogame Awards

The 2014 finalists for the Canadian Videogame Awards were announced this week titles spanning 17 categories. The winners will be announced at the annual on November 21, 2014 at the Carlu in the heart of downtown Toronto. This if the first time the Canadian event is taking place in Toronto, since it traditionally takes place in Vancouver. With the move, the 2014 Canadian Videogame Awards will actually include the winners for games releasing in 2013 and 2014.

69 nominations for games released in 2014 were received from all parts of Canada, with ­­28 making the cut for the final nominations. All awards are for work developed in Canada. A body of Canadian industry experts will vote on the winners in each category but fans have a voice as well! Members of the general public can get involved by casting their vote for the Fans’ Choice Award here. Voting will close November 17th.

As for the 2014 awards, Ubisoft reigns supreme in the nomination front with nine each for Child of Light and Watch Dogs.

Game of the Year

  • Chariot
  • Child of Light
  • Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies
  • Eets Munchies
  • Hitman GO
  • Pixel Garden
  • Super Time Force
  • Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Warhammer 40,000: Carnage
  • Watch_Dogs

Fans’ Choice Award

  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry
  • Chariot
  • Child of Light
  • Dragons: Rise of Berk
  • Hitman GO
  • Shattered Planet
  • Super Time Force
  • Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Warhammer 40,000: Carnage
  • Watch_Dogs

Best Console Game

  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry
  • Chariot
  • Watch_Dogs

Best Downloadable Game

  • Always Sometimes Monsters
  • Child of Light
  • Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies
  • Super Time Force
  • The Long Dark

Best Downloadable Game

  • Always Sometimes Monsters
  • Child of Light
  • Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies
  • Super Time Force
  • The Long Dark

Best Game on the Go

  • Big Action Mega Fight!
  • Desert Golfing
  • Pixel Garden
  • Rival Knights
  • Skylanders Trap Team

Best iOS Game

  • Bio Inc
  • Eets Munchies
  • Hitman GO
  • Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Warhammer 40,000: Carnage

Best Social / Casual Game

  • Blokus
  • Dragons: Rise of Berk
  • i saw her across the world
  • Lego City My City
  • Shu’s Garden

Best Animation

  • Chariot
  • Child of Light
  • Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies
  • Hitman GO
  • Watch_Dogs

Best Audio

  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry
  • Child of Light
  • Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies
  • Skylanders Trap Team
  • Warhammer 40,000: Carnage

Best Game Design

  • Chariot
  • Hitman GO
  • Skylanders Trap Team
  • The Long Dark
  • Watch_Dogs

Best Game Innovation

  • Hitman GO
  • i saw her across the world
  • Super Time Force
  • The Long Dark
  • Watch_Dogs

Best Indie Game

  • Always Sometimes Monsters
  • Bio Inc
  • Glitchhikers
  • i saw her across the world
  • Mercenary Kings
  • Super Time Force
  • The Fall
  • The Long Dark
  • The Veil
  • Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best New Character

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry – Adewale
Chariot – The Princess
Child of Light – Aurora
Skylanders Trap Team – Lob-Star
Watch_Dogs – Aiden Pearce

Best Original Music

  • Always Sometimes Monsters – Pet Rock Meets the Moon
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry – The Fight for All
  • Child of Light – Aurora’s Theme
  • Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies – Main Theme
  • i saw her across the world – The Mountain

Best Technology

  • Bio Inc
  • Chariot
  • Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies
  • Super Time Force
  • Watch_Dogs

Best Visual Arts

  • Chariot
  • Child of Light
  • Hitman GO
  • The Long Dark
  • Watch_Dogs

Best Writing

  • Always Sometimes Monsters
  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Freedom Cry
  • Child of Light
  • i saw her across the world
  • The Fall

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