2021 NOMINEES

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Star Wars: Squadrons
Star Wars: Squadrons
Best Audio DesignBest Game DesignBest VR/AR GameGame of the YearPC Game
Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience STAR WARS™: Squadrons. Buckle up and feel the adrenaline of first-person, multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron. Pilots who enlist will step into the cockpits of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets and fight in strategic 5v5 space battles. Modify your...
Developer: Motive Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release date: 2020-10-01
Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang
Jeremy "DisguisedToast" Wang
Streamer
Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang is a Taiwanese-born Canadian variety streamer and person of note in the Teamfight Tactics, Among Us, Legends of Runeterra, and Hearthstone communities, to name a few. Known for his relentlessly informative, energetic, and innovative gameplay and commentary, Wang streams and produces content for millions of fans on YouTube and Facebook Gaming. Originally,...
Fenyx (female) – Elana Dunkelman, Immortals Fenyx Rising
Fenyx (female) – Elana Dunkelman, Immortals Fenyx Rising
Best Performance
Fenyx is the main protagonist of Immortals Fenyx Rising. Fenyx embarks on an epic adventure to defeat Typhon and restore the essence of the Gods. The character is voiced by Elana Dunkelman who is a Canadian-based actress and voiceover artist. She is the current announcer voice for Subway Restaurants. Elana currently makes Toronto her home but travels back to her hometown of...
Announcer – Guillaume Lambert, Journey to the Savage Planet
Announcer - Guillaume Lambert, Journey to the Savage Planet
Best Performance
Guillaume Lambert is a Canadian actor, author, screenwriter, and writer from Quebec.  In 2006, Guillaume graduated from the Graduate School of Theatre at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM) with his bachelor’s degree. After a few appearances in television series, he landed a first recurring role in the series Nouvelle Adresse where he played Patrice Lacroix...
Raymond “Rambo” Lussier
Raymond "Rambo" Lussier
Esports Coach
Raymond “Rambo” Lussier is one of the premier Call of Duty esports players, currently the head coach and general manager for Dallas Empire. As a player, he was most known for his time on Xtravagant, OpTic Gaming, and Team Envy. Rambo was a 2009 MLG Call of Duty National Champion and a 2020 World Champion...
Brody “Liefx” Moore
Brody "Liefx" Moore
Esports Host
Brody “Liefx” Moore is a Canadian Rocket League host, caster and streamer. He is the host of the Rocket League Dojo podcast, and the SQUAD TV show.  As a huge fan and holding a huge passion for RL esports, of Rocket League, Brody found himself hosting and casting in many esports events in his career which led him to...
EKO – Katherine Levac, Journey to the Savage Planet
EKO – Katherine Levac, Journey to the Savage Planet
Best Performance
EKO is an automated voice and character who voices the Javelin.  The voice of EKO is none other than Katherine Levac, who is a reputable French-Canadian comedian and actor. In 2014, Katherine Levac won the final of En route vers mon premier gala Juste pour rire, she presented a number at the gala Les rejets. She also...
Eivor (female) – Cecilie Stenspil, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Eivor (female) – Cecilie Stenspil, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Best Performance
Eivor Varinsdottir, also known as the Wolf-Kissed, is the main protagonist in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. She is voiced by Cecilie Stenspil, a Danish actress. She was a Viking from Norway who raided in what would become England against King Alfred the Great during the late 9th century. She was also in possession of a Hidden Blade,...
Bagley – Pascal Langdale, Watch Dogs: Legion
Bagley – Pascal Langdale, Watch Dogs: Legion
Best Performance
Bagley is a sentient AI program that was created by Blume’s CTO and the founder of Broca Tech, Skye Larsen. Although he is helpful, he often replies with sarcastic remarks such as threatening the main character that he will “read them every drunken email they ever wrote until they starve.” His personality is apparently a side effect of...
Camille Salazar-Hadaway
Camille Salazar-Hadaway
Esports Host
Camille Salazar-Hadaway is a Host and Producer for an esports and gaming TV show. Her love for video games started when her parents introduced her to Street Fighter II and Super Mario World. Instantly hooked, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in gaming and got her start writing for a blog. From there,...
Transformers VR Battle Arena
Transformers VR Battle Arena
Best VR/AR Game
A new and exciting way to interact and engage with the Transformers franchise has opened thanks to global play and entertainment company, Hasbro Inc.  and upstart game studio, Minority Media. The two have collaborated to bring the Transformers franchise to life through an immersive, virtual reality, 4-person, player vs. player game: Transformers VS Battle Arena....
Developer: Minority Media
Jennifer “LemonKiwi” Pichette
Jennifer "LemonKiwi" Pichette
Esports Host
Jennifer “LemonKiwi” Pichette is a professional Overwatch commentator for Contenders North America and Europe. Pichette has appeared on the Overwatch World Cup 2019 broadcast and has covered numerous Contenders regions including Korea, China, and South America. Aside from casting, Pichette can be seen interviewing players from Contenders about their Path to Pro journey, and working...
EA Motive
EA Motive
Studio of the Year
EA Motive is a Canadian video game development studio based in Montreal. Their work includes Star Wars Battlefront II, and most recently Star Wars: Squadrons which snagged 5 nominations at this year’s Canadian Game Awards. EA Motive values creativity, diversity, and innovation, and strives to enrich the Canadian game development scene.
Industries of Titan
Industries of Titan
PC Game
Industries of Titan, which is currently in early access, lets players create a sprawling industrial city, and compete with the other Corporations of Titan for resources, territory, and power. Do battle with ships, technology, influence, or the sheer productive power of your factories. Stake your claim to the Industries of Titan in this innovative sim/strategy...
Developer: Brace Yourself Games
Publisher: Brace Yourself Games
Release date: 2020-04-14
Development Province: British Columbia
Steve Saylor
Steve Saylor
Personality
Steve Saylor is a Canadian podcaster, radio host, YouTube content creator, graphic designer, and college professor… all while being blind! Starting in 2015, his entertaining YouTube series Blind Gamer fuses humour with his passion for playing video games while being very bad at it. After just a few short years, he is now considered a...
Ryan “Northernlion” Letourneau
Ryan "Northernlion" Letourneau
Content Creator/Show
Ryan Gary Letourneau, or Northernlion, is a prominent Twitch streamer and content creator. He is the host of the Northernlion Live Super Show. He is known to be highly charismatic, more specifically for his distinctive voice and sharp wit, as well as his usage of a variety of puns, idioms, and vague references to pop...
Phoenix Labs
Phoenix Labs
Studio of the Year
Phoenix Labs make games because they love them, and because games have the power to bring people together. Phoenix Labs was established in 2014 to create a place where diverse teams of people could come together to build deep multiplayer games. They assembled an experienced, passionate team of developers across our locations in Vancouver, BC,...
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Best Art DirectionBest Audio DesignBest NarrativeBest Score/SoundtrackConsole GameGame of the YearPC Game
In Assassin’s Creed® Valhalla, become Eivor, a legendary Viking warrior on a quest for glory. Explore England’s Dark Ages as you raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power. Features: Lead epic Viking raids against Saxon troops and fortresses. Dual-wield powerful weapons and relive the visceral fighting style of the Vikings. Challenge...
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Milan
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release date: 2020-11-10
Development Province: Quebec
ESRB Rating: M - Mature 17+
Toronto Ultra 100k Payout
Toronto Ultra 100k Payout
Esports Event
The Toronto Ultra 100k Payout is one of the biggest Call of Duty Warzone esports events in Canada. The inaugural event featured some of the best players in North America racing for kills on Warzone’s iconic Verdansk map.
The Coalition
The Coalition
Studio of the Year
The Coalition is a growing team of talented, creative, fun-loving professionals, united in their passion for Gears of War. As a Microsoft first-party studio, we focus on pushing the limits of interactive entertainment and taking Gears to new heights. We believe that if you want to go far, go together. It takes a diverse team...
Thunder Lotus
Thunder Lotus
Studio of the Year
Thunder Lotus is a maker of beautifully powerful video games. A passionate collective of AAA, indie, and mobile expats with over 40 years of combined industry experience and 20+ shipped titles, Thunder Lotus aspires to distill its visionary original IP’s into captivating interactive experiences that the team itself would love to play.
Alexander “Shyway” Hope
Alexander "Shyway" Hope
Esports Host
Alexander “Shyway” Hope is an esports host, analyst, and Halo esports content creator. He is also host of HCS Weekly. In early years, Hope had dreams of becoming a professional gamer, but soon became interested in entertainment through his content creation. Through high speed analysis and performance-like delivery, Hope seeks to bring to light the...
Alex “Vansilli” Nguyen
Alex "Vansilli" Nguyen
Esports Host
Alex “Vansilli” Nguyen a Canadian esports analyst and shoutcaster known for his work within the Counterstrike 1.6, Counterstrike GO, Rainbow Six Siege, and Valorant communities. He is also co-host of Valoranting, a weekly show discussing everything in the world of Valorant, from esports and the community to the game itself.
Imane “Pokimane” Anys
Imane "Pokimane" Anys
Personality
Imane “Pokimane” Anys is a Moroccan-Canadian streamer, content creator, and influencer, best known for her streaming on Twitch and YouTube. Since joining Twitch, Imane has become one of the most-followed streamers on the platform. She first burst on to the scene in 2017 when she decided to pursue a career in content creation and left...
Michael “Miviens” Viens
Michael "Miviens" Viens
Esports Player
Michael “Miviens” Viens is a professional NHL player for Mirage Esports. Idolizing Patrick Roy from a young age, Miviens shared the same passion for the game of hockey as Roy when he dawned the red, white and blue for the Montreal Canadians. On top of his passion for NHL, Michael also competes professionally in Fall...
Linus Sebastian – Linus Tech Tips
Linus Sebastian - Linus Tech Tips
Content Creator/Show
Linus Sebastien is a Tech guru, Youtuber extraordinaire hailing from Ladner, British Columbia. Linus is a creator and YouTube host for multiple channels such as Linus Tech Tips, Techquickie, TechLinked & Short Circuit with a combined subscriber base of over 19 million. He started his own company Linus Media Group with three friends: Luke Lafreniere,...
Josh “Jatt” Leesman
Josh "Jatt" Leesman
Esports Coach
Josh “Jatt” Leesman is a seasoned esports professional who made a name for himself as a League of Legends player, shoutcaster, and coach. He is the current head coach of Team Liquid, and runs his own podcast on YouTube, JLXP, dedicated to all things League of Legends, esports, and Riot Games. In 2011, Jatt developed...
Kristen “KittyPlays” Valnicek
Kristen "KittyPlays" Valnicek
Personality
Kristen, otherwise known as KittyPlays, has taken the Twitch world by storm with her focus on positivity, community, and joy. Whether broadcasting games, creative endeavors, or simply a life well lived, Kristen’s personality takes a large part in her content. What started as a part-time hobby to meet likeminded friends, has grown into a career...
Kate “Kate” Stark
Kate "Kate" Stark
Streamer
Kate is a steamer and content creator hailing from Canada, who has crafted one of the most diverse and inclusive communities and brans on the internet. Respect, high-quality variety content, and LGBTQIA+ positivity is at the heart of her brand. Her content ranges from multi-player and survival titles such as PUBG, Minecraft, Fall Guys, and...
Dylan Falco
Dylan Falco
Esports Coach
Dylan Falco is a championship-winning esports coach, currently with team Schalke 04 Esports. Dylan’s style of Coaching in League of Legends is very analytical where he creates strategies and draft plans. This assists the players on how they should be playing specific champions. Highlights of Dylan’s career as a coach involve winning the 2018 spring...
Dylan “Didz” Didiano
Dylan "Didz" Didiano
Esports Coach
Dylan “Didz” Didiano is a Canadian esports coach currently training FaZe Clan’s PUBG outfit. He is an experienced coach with a wealth of insight into professional gaming, the psychology of competition, and the landscape of modern esports, and he imparts his knowledge to audiences on YouTube and Twitch. The Ryerson University New Media Bachelor’s Degree...
Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn
Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn
Esports Player
Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn is a Canadian esports pro, most well-known for playing StarCraft II and consistently dominating the pro scene in North America and abroad throughout her career. She is the first woman to win a major StarCraft II tournament, and to this day is recognized as one of the biggest and most important names in professional...
Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek
Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek
Streamer
Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek is a Canadian streamer and content creator, and a former CS:GO esports pro. He is recognized as one of the best FPS players in the world, as is currently one of Twitch’s most popular streamers. The Mississauga native was raised around computers where is father loved to build computers. Michael began first...
Aaron “Clairvoyance” Kim
Aaron "Clairvoyance" Kim
Esports Coach
Aaron “Clairvoyance” Kim is a former DOTA 2 pro and a veteran esports coach, currently in charge of Boom Esports. Prior to working with Boom E-Sports, Clairvoyance worked briefly as a caster / commentator at the 2013 MLG Columbus Championships. It is believed that this insight he provided let him to join Cloud 9 as...
Autumn Rhodes
Autumn Rhodes
Content Creator/Show
Autumn Rhodes goes by just Autumn on Twitch where she has been clicking on heads since 2015. The Ontario-born content creator and streamer has a massive fanbase following her for her energetic and charismatic personality. The Fort Erie, Ontario native grew up with the drive to work with animals, and so Autumn is graduated college...
Josh “Steel” Nissan
Josh "Steel" Nissan
Esports Player
Josh “Steel” Nissan is a Valorant esports pro who currently plays for 100 Thieves. He is also a former former CS:GO pro, analyst, commentator, and coach. Nissan hails from Toronto and became one of the smartest and fiery competitors CS:GO had seen. His passion & natural ability that led him to signing with 100Thieves in...
Get On My Line 2020
Get On My Line 2020
Esports Event
Get On My Level – GOML for short – is a long-running series of Canadian esports tournaments showcasing competitive Super Smash Bros. at the highest level. In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t break GOML’s streak, as the event was reimagined online as Get On My Line 2020. The fundraiser event took place between July 18...
Eleven Gaming
Eleven Gaming
Esport Org
Eleven Gaming is a professional esports organization based out in Toronto. EG launched in October 2018 by NHL player Zach Hyman, #11. Today, Eleven Gaming are known as one of the most successful Fortnite squads in the world, delivering daily content on YouTube and competing at the highest level.
Artour “Arteezy” Babaev
Artour "Arteezy" Babaev
Esports Player
Artour “Arteezy” Babaev hails from Vancouver, BC, Canada and is a Dota 2 pro gamer who has demonstrated his abilities under a number of professional banners and currently plays carry for team Evil Geniuses. In addition to his exceptional skill, Arteezy is known for his wild tournament plays, and his offbeat personality. He has successfully...
Raptors Uprising
Raptors Uprising
Esport Org
The Raptors Uprising Gaming Club is the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Toronto Raptors.
Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal
Indervir "iLLeY" Dhaliwal
Esports Player
Indervir “iLLeY” Dhaliwal is a professional Call of Duty player and a 2020 Call of Duty World Champion. He is one of only two pro COD esports players to win a COD World Championship as a rookie. Dhaliwal has been a pro COD player since 2019. Before he became a professional player he competed at...
Geoff Keighley
Geoff Keighley
Personality
Over the past two decades Geoff Keighley has established himself as one of the leading media figures, live event producers, and on-camera personalities in the video game industry. Whether he is anchoring YouTube’s live coverage of E3,  producing tentpole events like  The Game Awards and the landmark 5-hour Discovery Channel series The Rise of the Video...
Slugterra VR
Slugterra VR
Best VR/AR Game
Slugterra VR presents a fast-paced, competitive, team-focused arena-shooter, which brings a massively popular animated television series property to the HOLOGATE ARENA VR platform. The TV series originally aired on Disney XD and featured 63 episodes across 6 seasons, spawning 5 movies and 80 online “Slugisodes” which have been viewed over 2 Billion times across YouTube....
Developer: Dark Slope Studios
Publisher: Hologate
Development Province: Ontario
Certain Affinity
Certain Affinity
Studio of the Year
Certain Affinity was founded in 2006 as a bootstrap startup with the goal of creating innovative, top-quality action games. The company has grown to a  250+ strong powerhouse, employing veterans from dozens of successful game studios, with Max Hoberman, CA’s founder and former Multiplayer and Online lead for the Halo series, serving as President. CA...
Watch Dogs: Legion
Watch Dogs: Legion
Best Audio DesignBest Game DesignConsole GameGame of the YearPC Game
Build a resistance from virtually anyone you see as you hack, infiltrate, and fight to take back a near-future London that is facing its downfall. Welcome to the Resistance. Recruit and play as anyone in the city. Everyone you see has a unique backstory, personality, and skill set. Hack armed drones, deploy spider-bots, and take...
Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release date: 2020-10-29
Development Province: Ontario
ESRB Rating: M - Mature 17+
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Best NarrativeBest Score/SoundtrackConsole Game
YOU ARE THE GODS’ LAST HOPE – Play as Fenyx on a quest to save the Greek gods from a dark curse. Take on mythological beasts, master the legendary powers of the gods, and defeat Typhon, the deadliest Titan in Greek mythology, in an epic fight for the ages. CONFRONT MYTHOLOGICAL ENEMIES – Face off...
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release date: 2020-12-03
Development Province: Quebec
ESRB Rating: T - Teen
Journey to the Savage Planet
Journey to the Savage Planet
Best Debut Indie GameIndie Game of the Year
WELCOME TO THE PIONEER PROGRAM! As the newest recruit of Kindred Aerospace – The 4th best interstellar space exploration company – Your job is to determine if the planet ARY-26 planet is fit for humans. You may be short on equipment and experience, but good luck! Features: Play solo or online with a friend. If...
Developer: Typhoon
Publisher: 505 Games
Release date: 2021-01-28
ESRB Rating: T - Teen
Naomi Kyle
Naomi Kyle
Personality
Naomi Kyle is an actor and former on-air host for IGN Entertainment’s video productions including its award-winning news show, The Daily Fix. Kyle’s love of video games and interest in movies and the film industry developed from a young age. She landed her first gaming gig as Gameloft’s podcast host. In 2011, IGN Entertainment made...
Spiritfarer
Spiritfarer
Best Art DirectionBest NarrativeBest Score/SoundtrackConsole GameGame of the YearIndie Game of the Year
Spiritfarer® is a cozy management game about dying. You play Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat,...
Developer: Thunder Lotus
Publisher: Thunder Lotus
Release date: 2020-08-18
Development Province: Quebec
ESRB Rating: T - Teen
UnderMine
UnderMine
Best Debut Indie Game
An action-adventure roguelike with a bit of RPG tossed in. Adventure deep into the UnderMine and discover powerful relics, deadly enemies, hidden secrets, and a few friends to help along the way. Delve deep into the UnderMine and discover its secrets, one peasant at a time! UnderMine is an action-adventure roguelike that blends combat and...
Developer: Thorium
Publisher: Thorium
Release date: 2020-08-06
ESRB Rating: E10+ - Everyone 10+
Boreal Tenebrae
Boreal Tenebrae
Best Art DirectionBest Narrative
Delve into the dream of a dying town in ‘Boreal Tenebrae’ , a retro-style adventure with horror elements. Taking cues from the fixed-camera angle games of the PS1 era, and the dream logic of works like ‘Yume Nikki’, vignettes beget vignettes in this web of Trees and Streets. Explore the interweaving narratives of a northern...
Developer: Snot Bubbles Productions
Publisher: Snot Bubbles Productions
Release date: 2020-05-19
Six Invitational 2020
Six Invitational 2020
Esports Event
The fourth edition of the Six Invitational took place in Greater Montreal, in February 2020. The premiere Rainbow Six: Siege event saw the world’s best 16 teams compete to be crowned World Champion. More than just a tournament, the Six Invitational is the gathering of all fans. The event features developer panels, fan artists, cosplayers...
Spinch
Spinch
Best Art Direction
Enter into a world thick with bubbling psychedelia. Descend deep into a new ecology teeming with multiple pathways, luminous levels, and complex obstacles. Transcend the material realm and assume your true form as Spinch, a hyper-agile organism consumed by the quest to rescue its litter of  missing offspring from an endless invasion of misshapen and...
Developer: Queen Bee Games
Publisher: Akupara Games
Release date: 2020-09-03
Development Province: Prince Edward Islanda
ESRB Rating: E - Everyone
Overactive Media
Overactive Media
Esport Org
Overactive Media is a global esports and entertainment organization that combines franchised team ownership with audience engagement to connect with fans, franchise partners and corporate sponsors around the world. In North America, OAM owns the Toronto Defiant of the Overwatch League, and the Toronto Ultra of the Call of Duty League. In Europe, OAM operates...
Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey
Stephanie "missharvey" Harvey
Streamer
A five-time world champion in competitive Counter-Strike, and longtime female pro-gaming icon, Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey is now Counter-Logic Gaming’s Director of Esports Franchise Development and Outreach. Formerly a game designer for Ubisoft Montreal, Stephanie dedicates much of her time raising awareness for healthy gaming habits, gender equality, and online toxicity. She is also currently working...
NHL 20 Cup
NHL 20 Cup
Esports Event
The NHL Cup is a premiere NHL 20 6v6 tournament on Xbox One. The 2020 inaugural season of this free-to-enter tournament featured a qualifying stage where the community’s best 6v6 teams in Canada and USA competed to represent each of the 32 NHL franchises in the league (including Seattle). Northern Arena has worked behind the...
Mirage Esports
Mirage Esports
Esport Org
Mirage Esports was founded in 2017 in Quebec to answer a growing need: the development of esports athletes in the goal of helping them reach professional levels. We believe that there are a lot of very talented amateur players that only lack the structure to reach the next level of their careers. At Mirage we...
Star Renegades
Star Renegades
Indie Game of the Year
RESIST. RECLAIM. REVIVE. REPEAT A service robot named J5T-1N has arrived in your dimension to warn of impending doom from an overwhelming force known as the Imperium. Fight for survival across a procedurally generated and emergent mission-based campaign through reactive, tactical turn-based battle system that emphasizes interrupts and counters. Standing in your way is an...
Developer: Massive Damage
Publisher: Raw Fury
Release date: 2020-09-08
ESRB Rating: E - Everyone
Luminosity Gaming
Luminosity Gaming
Esport Org
Luminosity Gaming is one of the largest globally recognized esports organizations in North America. Our mission is to support the communities created by our athletes, ambassadors, and creators to provide a long lasting career in professional gaming. At the same time, we are passionately invested in the growth of esports and contribute to its rapidly...
Winding Worlds
Winding Worlds
Mobile Handheld Game
You’re far from home. You’re not sure how you got here. But you do know one thing: it’s your calling to help your new friends, however you can. But not all of them are being cooperative… From the award-winning studio that brought you GNOG comes Winding Worlds, a finger-wiggling puzzle-adventure about a girl, a Wurm,...
Developer: KO_OP
Development Province: Quebec
Lucifer Within Us
Lucifer Within Us
Best Game Design
Everyone is a suspect. Unmask their lies. Choose one to purge. Lucifer Within Us asks you to solve player-directed, story rich mysteries with your wits, making observations and deductions in a world of daemonic possession and invasive soul-scanning technology. Features: Investigate timelines: Question your suspects. Watch their movements and testimonies closely, as the reconstruction may be...
Developer: Kitfox Games
Publisher: Kitfox Games
Release date: 2020-10-15
Development Province: Quebec
Ikenfell
Ikenfell
Best Debut Indie Game
A turn based-tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, find tons of hidden treasure, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found. Features: A heartwarming and twist-filled story about...
Developer: Happy Ray Games
Publisher: Humble Games
Release date: 2020-10-08
ESRB Rating: T - Teen
James Ronald – Epic Game Music
James Ronald - Epic Game Music
Content Creator/Show
Epic Game Music is a show that takes all your favorite video game music and remixes the songs into original masterpieces of sonic goodness. Featuring music videos shot in exciting locations to accompany the tones and riffs we all love. From the retro game era to the current console generation, Epic Game Music’s guitar covers...
Vetrix
Vetrix
Best VR/AR Game
This ain’t your Grandma’s Tetris! Vetrix is a puzzle game inspired by Tetris, but with its own original mechanics built for virtual reality. The player will have to demonstrate dexterity, organization, and good skills in the geometry of space as well as proprioception to achieve the best possible score.
Format: Other
Developer: Pixel Racers
Publisher: Pixel Racers
Release date: 2020-02-18
Development Province: Quebec
ESRB Rating: E - Everyone
Groove Gunner
Groove Gunner
Best VR/AR Game
Groove Gunner is a VR rhythm game where you switch between shooting and blocking approaching targets and bullets. With a variety of musical genres, each song features hand crafted sequences, matching light shows, and multiple difficulty levels.
Format: PC
Developer: BitCutter Studios
Publisher: BitCutter Studios
Release date: 2020-10-28
Development Province: Saskatchewan
ESRB Rating: N/A
Eren “Caboose” Kose
Eren "Caboose" Kose
Streamer
I am an influencer creating content on both YouTube and Twitch. I’ve been creating content for 7 years, have gained over 550,000 subscribers on YouTube and only recently gotten into streaming in the last year, now closing in on 20,000 followers! On YouTube, I cover news, updates and provide my impressions on games like Marvel’s...
AdrenaLAN 2020
AdrenaLAN 2020
Esports Event
Redbull’s AdrenaLAN returned for its 3rd year in 2020 as an online event. For two days, the event brought gamers together online, through a mix of free to enter Canadian tournaments, world of Red Bull show matches, indie showcases, music, and much more. The event featured world premieres, unique performances, and thrilling competitions, live-streamed across...
A Short Hike
A Short Hike
Console Game
A Short Hike began as a personal art project for developer Adam Robinson-Yu. Inspired by summer hiking trips and exploring forests in his youth, he wanted to create something that could evoke those same feelings of peace and discovery. The project soon blossomed into a full-fledged title. A Short Hike hopes to provide players with...
Developer: Adam Robinson-Yu
Publisher: Adam Robinson-Yu
Release date: 2019-04-05
Development Province: Ontario
ESRB Rating: E - Everyone
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Campaign Remastered
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Campaign Remastered
Fan's Choice Award
Relive the epic single-player Campaign from the 2009 blockbuster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, remastered in true high-definition. Experience classic missions including Cliffhanger, The Gulag, and Whiskey Hotel as you join Soap, Price, Ghost and the rest of Task Force 141 in the globe-spanning fight to restore order to the world.
Format: PC, Playstation, Xbox
Developer: Beenox
Publisher: Activision
Release date: 2020-03-31
Development Province: Quebec
ESRB Rating: M - Mature 17+
Bloodroots
Bloodroots
Best Debut Indie GameIndie Game of the Year
One-hit kill die-retry murderballet. Left for dead by a colorful band of bandits: you will chain killing sprees to exact revenge on the treacherous Mr. Black Wolf. Improvise your kills with utterly everything you can get your hands on: from carrots to plasma guns. Betrayed and left for dead, Mr. Wolf is hell-bent on finding...
Developer: Paper Cult
Publisher: Paper Cult
Release date: 2020-02-28
Development Province: Quebec
ESRB Rating: M - Mature 17+
A Fold Apart
A Fold Apart
Best Art DirectionBest Debut Indie GameBest NarrativeBest Score/SoundtrackFan's Choice AwardIndie Game of the YearMobile Handheld Game
In a world of folding paper, there are two sides to every story Lightning Rod Games presents A Fold Apart: an award-winning puzzle game that explores the emotional rollercoaster of a long-distance relationship — in a world of folding paper! Featuring: – A relatable, true-to-life story of a long-distance relationship. – Over fifty handcrafted paper...
Developer: Lightning Rod Games
Publisher: Lightning Rod Games
Release date: 2020-04-17
Development Province: Ontario
ESRB Rating: E - Everyone
Archer: Danger Phone
Archer: Danger Phone
Mobile Handheld Game
In ARCHER: DANGER PHONE, the world economy has been plunged into chaos – and the only way to survive is to lead your team of hapless spies in a global cryptocurrency operation that’s just crazy enough to work! You’re in charge of your own dysfunctional espionage agency in this narrative-driven idle game. With over 1M...
Format: Android, iOS
Developer: Truly Social Games
Publisher: East Side Games
Release date: 2020-08-17
Development Province: British Columbia
ESRB Rating: M - Mature 17+
Mad Experiments: Escape Room
Mad Experiments: Escape Room
Fan's Choice Award
Mad Experiments: Escape Room is a multiplayer narrative escape game made for advanced players. Alone or with teammates, you have 60 minutes to explore, solve, and escape!
Format: Other, PC
Developer: PlayTogether Studio
Publisher: PlayTogether Studio
Release date: 2020-04-16
Development Province: Quebec
ESRB Rating: E - Everyone
Dauntless
Dauntless
Best Audio Design
Dauntless Reforged launched December 3, 2020, and was heralded as an expansion so vast that it “feels like a sequel” (IGN). Dauntless Reforged introduced the Hunting Grounds, the biggest and most ambitious hunt type yet, designed from the ground up to provide players with a near-endless variety of activities to take part in. Reforged also...
Developer: Phoenix Labs
Publisher: Epic Games
Release date: 2020-12-03
Development Province: British Columbia
ESRB Rating: T - Teen
Gears Tactics
Gears Tactics
Best Game Design
“Excellent” – IGN. “Arguably the new gold standard” – RockPaperShotgun. Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters. • Immersive and character-driven story: Play...
Format: PC, Xbox
Developer: The Coalition
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Release date: 2020-04-28
Development Province: British Columbia
ESRB Rating: M - Mature 17+
Shop Titans
Shop Titans
Mobile Handheld Game
In Shop Titans, players will up and launch their own fantasy shop with a deep item crafting system, and 1:1 customer negotiation gameplay to secure the best prices and treasure-seeking quests. By making a team of customizable heroes, players will explore dungeons and defeat bosses for valuable crafting materials for stores. Shop Titans features enhanced...
Format: Android, iOS, PC
Developer: Kabam
Publisher: Kabam
Release date: 2020-05-05
Development Province: Quebec
ESRB Rating: T - Teen
MARVEL Realm of Champions
MARVEL Realm of Champions
Mobile Handheld Game
MARVEL Realm of Champions is a bold new imagining of the Marvel Universe that transports players to Battleworld, a mysterious, war-ravaged planet forged from many realities. For the first time, Marvel fans and gamers will be able to create their own versions of Marvel Super Heroes and Villains. MARVEL Realm of Champions features the ability...
Format: Android, iOS
Developer: Kabam
Publisher: Kabam
Release date: 2020-12-16
Development Province: British Columbia
ESRB Rating: N/A
Hardspace: Shipbreaker
Hardspace: Shipbreaker
Best Audio DesignBest Game DesignBest Score/SoundtrackFan's Choice AwardGame of the YearPC Game
300 years from now, humankind has industrialized much of the solar system. Earth has deteriorated into a place of squalor and decay. In orbit, a new breed of worker has emerged – the Shipbreaker. The labor is extremely dangerous, but for a select few, the hazard pay is worth the risk. Equipped with cutting-edge salvaging...
Format: PC
Developer: Blackbird Interactive
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Release date: 2020-06-16
Development Province: British Columbia
ESRB Rating: E10+ - Everyone 10+
Speed Dating for Ghosts
Speed Dating for Ghosts
Fan's Choice Award
Part wholesome horror, part dark comedy, and kinda sorta heartbreaking, Speed Dating for Ghosts is a death positive, branching conversation game like no other about finding companionship and closure in the afterlife. Meet more than a dozen ghosts of oh so many backgrounds, genders, and time periods. Learn how they died, as well as how...
Developer: Copychaser Games Inc.
Publisher: Copychaser Games Inc.
Release date: 2020-02-14
Development Province: Alberta
ESRB Rating: T - Teen