Canadian Video Game Awards Rock Vancouver

It was the third year of the popular annual event.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Vancouver was the host city for the third installment of the Canadian Video Game Awards on Friday night.

Winning five awards each, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP from Capybara Games in Toronto and Eidos Montreal's Deus Ex: Human Revolution came out on top. There were 14 categories at the Future Shop sponsored event – 100 nominations were received in all, with 28 gaming titles making the list of finalists.

“We are all incredibly excited about the third annual Canadian Video Game Awards,” said Victor Lucas, host of "Electric Playground" and one of the award show’s founders, prior to the event. “This is our chance to thank and honour all of the enormously talented individuals who build the world-class entertainment of the future every day in our country.”

Other winners included Margaritaville Online from Exploding Barrel Games, and Ubisoft Montreal's Assassin's Creed: Revelations and Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012. Game of the Year went to FIFA Soccer 12, and the Future Shop Gamers’ Choice Award Top Selling Canadian Video Game was given to NHL 12. "The games we saw at the show this evening are world-class and illustrate once again that Canadian game developers are second to none," Lucas said to The Canadian Press.

David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake from the Metal Gear Solid franchise, was the host for the evening, and the show was broadcast across the country on Citytv and G4 Canada through the Rogers Network. The Canadian Videogame Awards were held in conjunction with Fan Expo Vancouver.