Canadian Video Game Awards Gives Out ‘Ehs’ to 2016 Winners

on November 20, 2016 8:30 AM

In a press release meant to remind the rest of the world that, yes, we Canucks have our own gaming award night, the Canadian League of Gamers announced the winners of the Canadian Video Game Awards 2016. The actual show took place earlier this week in Montreal and represented work ‘developed in Canada and internationally.’

While the big winner of the night was the sizable studio of Eidos-Montreal with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, there was some love for smaller projects as both Jotun: Valhalla Edition and Severed picked up a few awards. And while most winners were selected from a panel of industry experts, the fans voted Behaviour Digital’s Dead by Daylight as the ‘Best Canadian-Made Game’.

The full list of winners from the Canadian Video Game Awards is below:

  • Best Console Game: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos-Montreal)
  • Best Mobile/Handheld Game: Severed (Drinkbox Studios)
  • Best PC Game: Stories: The Path of Destinies (Spearhead Games)
  • Best Virtual Reality Game: The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed (Cloudhead Games)
  • Best Animation: Far Cry Primal (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Best Art Direction: Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Thunder Lotus Games)
  • Best Audio: NHL 17 (EA Canada)
  • Best Debut Game: Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Thunder Lotus Games)
  • Best Educational Game: Modbox (Alientrap)
  • Best Game Design: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos-Montreal)
  • Best Game Innovation: The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed (Cloudhead Games)
  • Best Indie Game: Stories: The Path of Destinies (Spearhead Games)
  • Best Musical Score: Take My Hand by YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN & Pantayo – Severed (Drinkbox Studios)
  • Best Narrative: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos-Montreal)
  • Best New Character: The Trapper, Dead by Daylight (Behaviour Digital)
  • Best Performance: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos-Montreal)
  • Best Technology: The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed (Cloudhead Games)
  • Fans’ Choice – Best Canadian-Made Game: Dead by Daylight (Behaviour Digital)
  • Fans’ Choice – Best International Game: Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics)
  • Game of the Year: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos-Montreal)
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Leif Conti-Groome is a staff writer at DualShockers who mainly focuses on indie games and crowdfunding campaigns. He was a contributor to the niche game podcast Total Control and he frequently lends his services to the Torontonian enthusiast group, The Hand Eye Society.