Armillo and Runbow named as Canadian Videogame Awards 2015 finalists

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The finalists have been announced for the Canadian Videogame Awards 2015, which sees 54 games represented across the eighteen categories.

With more than 100 nominations placed, it will now be down to a body of industry experts to vote on who will be selected as the overall winner in each category. The awards are for work developed in Canada between 1st November 2014 – 31st October 2015, whereas the Fans’ Choice Awards can be voted for by the general public – closing on November 25th.

As for Nintendo-related finalists, Super Mario Maker falls under the spotlight in the Fans’ Choice Award: Best International Game category whereas Runbow and Armillo represent .

Game of the Year

  • Alto’s Adventure (Snowman)
  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Bruce Lee: Enter the Game (Hibernum Creations)
  • Cryptark (Alientrap)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • Invisible, Inc. (Klei Entertainment)
  • Lara Croft GO (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Runbow (13AM Games)
  • Super Mega Baseball (Metalhead Software)

Best Console Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • FIFA 16 (EA Canada)

Best Downloadable Game

  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Invisible, Inc. (Klei Entertainment)
  • N++ (Metanet Software Inc.)
  • Runbow (13AM Games)
  • The Castle Game (Neptune Interactive Inc.)

Best Game on the Go

  • Bruce Lee: Enter the Game (Hibernum Creations)
  • Marvel Contest of Champions (Kabam Inc.)
  • Siegefall (Gameloft)
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Racing (Beenox)
  • The Walking Dead: Road to Survival (IUGO Mobile Entertainment)

Best iOS Game

  • Alto’s Adventure (Snowman)
  • Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition (Klei Entertainment)
  • Hitman: Sniper (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Lara Croft GO (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath (Square One Games Inc.)

Best Social/Casual Game

  • Bean Boy (Tyson Ibele)
  • Crusaders of the Lost Idols (Codename Entertainment)
  • Cupkins (Joydrop)
  • I Love Potatoes (A Vali Fugulin game /Minority and Ruben Farrus)
  • Waldo & Friends (Ludia Inc.)

Best Animation

  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • Lara Croft GO (Square Enix Montreal)

Best Audio

  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
  • Lara Croft GO (Square Enix Montreal)

Best Game Design

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • Lara Croft GO (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Last Voyage (Semidome Inc.)
  • TowerFall Dark World (Matt Thorson)

Best Game Innovation

  • Clandestine: Anomaly (ZenFri Inc.)
  • Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment)
  • Lamper VR 2 (Archiact Interactive Ltd.)
  • Last Voyage (Semidome Inc.)
  • Pulse (Pixel Pi Games)

Best Indie Game

  • Alpha Quest (rikkir inc)
  • Alto’s Adventure (Snowman)
  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment)
  • Invisible, Inc. (Klei Entertainment)
  • Last Voyage (Semidome Inc.)
  • Lastronaut (Darrin Henein & Stephan Leroux)
  • Lost Orbit (PixelNAUTS Games)
  • Planet of the Eyes (Cococucumber)
  • RocketsRocketsRockets (Radial Games Corp.)

Best New Character

  • Armillo (Fuzzy Wuzzy Games) – Armillo
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec) – The twins Jacob and Evie Frye
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal) – Arno
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal) – Pagan Min
  • Invisible, Inc. (Klei Entertainment) – Olivia ‘Central’ Gladstone

Best Original Music

  • Apotheon (Alientrap) – King of the Gods
  • Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition (Klei Entertainment) – D.R. Style (Vinyl)
  • Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities (Psychose Interactive Inc.) – End Credits Rose Theme
  • Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions (Gigataur) – Defender of Kothal
  • The Castle Game (Neptune Interactive Inc.) – The Castle Game Theme

Best Technology

  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Clandestine: Anomaly (ZenFri Inc.)
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 (Hibernum Creations)
  • Hitman: Sniper (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Lamper VR 2 (Archiact Interactive Ltd.)

Best Visual Arts

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • Lara Croft GO (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Last Voyage (Semidome Inc.)

Best Writing

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
  • Invisible, Inc. (Klei Entertainment)
  • Meg 9 (Skunkwerks Kinetic Industries)​

Fans’ Choice Award: Best Canadian-Made Game

  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • Hitman: Sniper (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Lara Croft GO (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Last Voyage (Semidome Inc.)
  • N++ (Metanet Software Inc.)

Fans’ Choice Award: Best International Game

  • Batman Arkam Knight (Rocksteady Studios)
  • Bloodborne (FromSoftware)
  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios)
  • Halo 5 Guardian (343 Industries)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED)
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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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