Announcing your 2023 Canadian Game Award Winners!

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 Canadian Game Awards. Our Selection Committee assembled the nominations earlier this year. The winners in each category were decided by our Judging Committee, which was made up of diverse professionals of the game industry.

The Canadian Game Awards were live-streamed on Twitch – covering 18 categories ranging from ‘Best Performance’ to ‘Studio of the Year.’ The 2023 Canadian Game Awards were able to spotlight the wonderful games developed in Canada, as well as the individuals that give the industry its heart and soul.

Without further ado, here are your winners of this year’s Canadian Game Awards.

Best Art Direction

WINNER: Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
Also nominated: Nobody Saves the World, Gotham Knights, Mario Strikers: Battle League, I Was a Teenage Exocolonist

Best Game Design

WINNER: Tunic
Also nominated: Nobody Saves the World, The Last Hero of Nostalgaia, Rogue Legacy 2

Best Score/Soundtrack

WINNER: Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
Also nominated: The Last Hero of Nostalgaia, Tunic, FIFA 23, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, Warhammer 40000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters

Best Performance

WINNER: Kari Wahlgren as Harley Quinn, Gotham Knights
Also nominated: Ensemble – The Chant, Ensemble – Sunday Gold, Jacob Burgess “Voice of the Highway”, Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between

Best Narrative

WINNER: I Was a Teenage Exocolonist
Also nominated: Gotham Knights, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, Glitchhikers: The Spaces Between, The Chant

Best Audio Design

WINNER: Tunic
Also nominated: Session: Skate Sim, Rainbow Six Extraction, FIFA 23, Gotham Knights

Best Content Creator/Show

WINNER: Linus Tech Tips
Also nominated: Hacksmith, Kristen Michaela, Autumn Rhodes, Ryan Letourneau

Best PC Game

WINNER: Tunic
Also nominated: Warhammer 40000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, Nobody Saves the World, Roller Champions, Rainbox Six Extraction

Best Console Game

WINNER: Tunic
Also nominated: Disney Dreamlight Valley, Rainbow Six Extraction, Nobody Saves the World, Rogue Legacy 2

Best Mobile Game

WINNER: Disney Mirrorverse
Also nominated: Knotwords, INKS, Lingo Legend Language Learning, Yeager: Hunter Legend

Best VR/AR Game

WINNER: Broken Edge
Also nominated: Swordsman VR, Transformers Beyond Reality, Nerf Ultimate Championship, Terrorarium AR

Studio of the Year

WINNER: TUNIC Team
Also nominated: Complex Games, Drinkbox Studios, Behaviour Interactive

Best Streamer

WINNER: Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey
Also nominated: Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang, Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, Octavian “Kripparrian” Morosan, Imane “Pokimane” Anys

Best Gaming Talent

WINNER: Camille “Camco” Salazar-Hadaway
Also nominated: Alex “Vansilli” Nguyen, Jennifer “LemonKiwi” Pichette, Isaac “Azazel” Cummings Bentley, Parker “Interro” Mackay

Best Esports Player

WINNER: JKnaps – Rocket League
Also nominated: Athxna – VALORANT, Jazzyk1ns – VALORANT, Scarlett – Starcraft 2, TenZ – VALORANT

Best Esports Coach

WINNER: Rob “rob-wiz” Kennedy – VALORANT
Also nominated: Damian “daps” Steele – CS:GO, Dylan “Dylan Falco” Falco – LoL, Braxton “Allushin” Lagarec – Rocket League, Gabriel “Invert” Zoltan-Johan – LoL

Best Esports Event

WINNER: Overwatch League Summer Showdown 2022
Also nominated: Get On My Level 2022, Bell Esports Challenge, Red Bull Campus Clutch – Canadian National Final, Vancouver Battle Royale

Game of the Year

WINNER: Tunic
Also nominated: Warhammer 40000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Nobody Saves the World, Rogue Legacy 2

We’d like to congratulate all of this year’s award winners. It’s an honour to be able to recognise the creatives and voices who make the Canadian sector stand out on the global stage once more.

Be sure to follow the Canadian Game Awards on social media for all future updates, We look forward to seeing you next year!