This year, the Canadian Game Awards is pleased to announce the first annual Canadian Indie Game Awards. Designed to complement the Canadian Game Awards, the Canadian Indie Game Awards will be held to spotlight the amazing talent found in the Canadian indie dev space. The Canadian Indie Game Awards will be held as its own event ahead of the core award show in April 2022.
As a part of the announcement of the Canadian Indie Game Awards, 15 new nomination categories are currently open. From now until January 31 at 12 PM ET, eligible Canadian indie studios may submit a nomination for their 2021 title. Nomination categories include Best Score/Soundtrack, Best Narrative, Best Console Game, and Indie Game of the Year.
Eligible indie games must have been released between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021. A full list of eligibility requirements can be found here.
Canada is home to a large assortment of indie development studios. Across the country, talented and diverse creators lend their talents to create unforgettable experiences. The spotlight will be placed directly on indie devs and studios this year during their own celebration event.
The Canadian Indie Game Awards will take place in April, a few days prior to the 2022 Canadian Game Awards show. More details will be available soon.