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Thursday, April 9th 2020

TIFF Bell LightBox, Toronto, Canada

THE OVERVIEW

As the third largest developer of video games in the world, this award show celebrates Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. The Canadian Game Awards has been designed to be “by the industry and for the industry” with an interest in engaging public and fan participation.


The Canadian Game Awards are founded and produced by Northern Arena Productions. The producers are joined by a National Advisory Board of Developers and leaders in the Canadian digital entertainment industry.


THE DETAILS

This year the Canadian Game Awards will take place Thursday, April 9th 2020, at the TIFF Bell LightBox in Toronto, Canada and will be open for public ticket holders to attend.


Located in downtown Toronto, it is the perfect venue to host the 1st Annual Canadian Game Awards and celebrate Canada’s achievements in interactive entertainment for 2020.

SELECTION COMMITTEE

A Selection Committee will be put in place to choose the finalists in each category, as well as assure transparent awards process.  Thereafter, the Judging Committee will score each game in order to select and crown the winner of each category.
 

BROADCAST

The Awards will be broadcast through Super Channel’s GINX Esports TV Canada, available on Amazon Prime, Bell, Bell Fibe, Eastlink, Rogers, Shaw, Telus, Videotron and many other small town cable companies. The behind the scene show will be broadcast on SQUAD’s online channels (Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Mixer)


CATEGORIES

DEVELOPERS

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Visual consistency across all aspects of game production
  • Strong visual signature that is unique to that game
  • Top of class animation, rendering and storytelling
  • High level of immersion in the game environment or story
 

BEST GAME DESIGN

  • Innovation/new combinations
  • Features appropriate to platform
  • Compelling experience
  • Sets a new industry standard for genre, or defines a new genre

BEST SCORE/SOUNDTRACK

  • Original composition
  • Created specifically for the video game
  • Quality of integration into the game
  • Enhancement of the game experience

BEST PERFORMANCE

  • Demonstrates excellence in performance featured in a video game
  • Original, creative and engaging
  • Creates an indelible impression and contributes to a compelling experience
  • Quality of voice artistry
  • Quality of motion capture
 

BEST NARRATIVE

  • Story & vision
  • Dialogue
  • Emotional impact

BEST AUDIO DESIGN

  • Appropriateness to title / brand
  • Immersiveness
  • Quality of integration, quality of composition.

ESPORTS

ESPORTS PLAYER

Canadian Esports players that had a big impact on their communities and big performances in the game they play.

ESPORTS HOST

Canadian Esports hosts that had a big impact on their communities and a big presence in the esports scene.

ESPORTS ORG

Canadian Esports team that had a big impact on their communities and big performances in the game they present.

ESPORTS EVENT

Canadian Esports Tournament organizers that had a big impact on the Canadian community and offered the best production quality in their event.

CONTENT CREATOR & SHOW

CONTENT CREATOR / SHOW

Canadian TV Show, Web Show or Web Clips that have a big impact on the gaming community and entertain their audience.

STREAMER

Canadian Web Streamers with a big impact on their communities and entertain their audience.

YEAR ACCOLADE

PC GAME

  • Usability & playability
  • Compelling experience
  • Use of PC strengths
  • Innovation and/or originality

CONSOLE GAME

  • Usability & playability
  • Compelling experience
  • Use of console strengths
  • Innovation and/or originality

MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME

  • Mobility gameplay innovation
  • Features appropriate to platform
  • User interface
  • Compelling experience

VIRTUAL REALITY / AUGMENTED REALITY GAME

  • Usability & playability
  • Compelling experience
  • Use of VR platform strengths
  • Innovation and/or originality

STUDENT GAME

  • Usability & playability
  • Educational purpose
  • Compelling experience
  • Innovation and/or originality

INDIE GAME

  • Usability & playability
  • Compelling experience
  • Innovation and/or originality
  • Developer took some chances
  • Small, independent developer (< 50 full time equivalents)

INDUSTRY ICON

An industry member that had a massive impact on the industry

BEST NARRATIVE

  • Created compelling experience
  • Innovation and/or originality
  • Studio took some chances

BEST AUDIO DESIGN

  • Innovation and/or originality
  • Unique gameplay features
  • Overall presentation, production value and quality
  • The majority of the work or the lead of development on the game must have been completed in Canada.

FAN CHOICE AWARDS

FAN CHOICE AWARDS INTERNATIONAL

  • Innovation and /or originality
  • Unique gameplay features
  • Overall presentation, production value and quality
  • The majority of the work on the game must have been completed outside of Canada.

VOTED BY THE FANS

FAN CHOICE AWARDS
CANADIAN

  • Innovation and/or originality
  • Unique gameplay features
  • Overall presentation, production value and quality
  • The majority of the work or the lead of development on the game must have been completed in Canada.

VOTED BY THE FANS

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