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2019 nominees

DEVELOPERS

BEST ART DIRECTION

The quality of the visual and its consistency across all aspects of game production. They will look at the visual signature, its uniqueness, the animation, rendering and impact on storytelling.

BEST GAME DESIGN

It looks at the game’s innovative side, its features depending on the platform, the experience it offers and its level of engagement in a genre.

BEST SCORE / SOUNDTRACK

An original composition, made for the game itself, and has to present a high quality of integration within the game as well as its impact on the game experience.

BEST PERFORMANCE

An original, creative and engaging performance that creates an indelible impression and contributes to a compelling experience.  Also the voice artistry and motion capture (if applicable).

BEST NARRATIVE

The story and vision, as well as the dialogues (if applicable) and the emotional impact of the story on the player.

BEST AUDIO DESIGN

The achievement for audio design in a game. Its coherence with the title/brand, its immersiveness, quality of integration and of composition.

ESPORTS

ESPORTS PLAYER

The impact of an esport player within their community, and their overall performance in the game they play.

 

ESPORTS HOST

The impact of an esport host on their community, as well as their presence on the esport scene

ESPORTS ORG

Recognizes the engagement and positive impact in their community, as well as their overall player performances across games.

ESPORTS EVENT

Recognizes the engagement and positive impact in their community, as well as their overall player performances across games.

CONTENT CREATOR / TV SHOW

A TV Show, Web Show, or Web Clips that have a big impact on the gaming industry or community, and have an outstanding entertainment value.

STREAMER

Recognizes the impact of a streamer (or group of streamers) on their community and presents an outstanding entertainment value.

PERSONALITY

Recognizes a person or group of people that are shining a positive light in the Canadian Gaming industry or the industry as a whole locally or internationally.

YEAR ACCOLADE

PC GAME

A PC game’s usability and playability, experience, its use of the platform strengths and innovation and/or originality. 

CONSOLE GAME

A Console game’s usability and playability, experience, its use of the platform strengths and innovation and/or originality.

MOBILE GAME

Mobility gameplay innovation, which features are appropriate to the platform, its user interface, an overall compelling experience.

Indie game

An Indie game’s usability and playability, experience, its use of the platform strengths and innovation and/or originality. It rewards small, independent studios/developers (< 50 full time equivalents) whom took some chances.

GAME OF THE YEAR

The excellence of a game in all categories, as well as its impact on the game industry on setting new standards.

STUDIO OF THE YEAR

A studio that is going above and beyond to support growth for the community by fostering new talents and creating more opportunities for all video game developers.