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The Canadian Video Game Awards Announces Its 2016 Winners

With the end of the year quickly approaching, award season is popping up. While 2016 has been described by some as a garbage fire for multiple reasons, gaming-wise it has been quite a bit of fun.

Just this past week, the Canadian Video Game Awards for 2016 were announced during an event at the Palais de Congres in Montreal. Here is a list of the winners:

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  • Best Console Game: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos-Montreal)
  • Best Mobile/Handheld Game: Severed (Drinkbox Studios)
  • Best PC Game: Stories: The Path of Destinies (Spearhead Games)
  • Best Virtual Reality Game: The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed (Cloudhead Games)
  • Best Animation: Far Cry Primal (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Best Art Direction: Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Thunder Lotus Games)
  • Best Audio: NHL 17 (EA Canada)
  • Best Debut Game: Jotun: Valhalla Edition (Thunder Lotus Games)
  • Best Educational Game: Modbox (Alientrap)
  • Best Game Design: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos-Montreal)
  • Best Game Innovation: The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed (Cloudhead Games)
  • Best Indie Game: Stories: The Path of Destinies (Spearhead Games)
  • Best Musical Score: Take My Hand by YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN & Pantayo – Severed (Drinkbox Studios)
  • Best Narrative: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos-Montreal)
  • Best New Character: The Trapper, Dead by Daylight (Behaviour Digital)
  • Best Performance: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos-Montreal)
  • Best Technology: The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed (Cloudhead Games)
  • Fans’ Choice – Best Canadian-Made Game: Dead by Daylight (Behaviour Digital)
  • Fans’ Choice – Best International Game: Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics)
  • Game of the Year: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos-Montreal)

 

Judging from these awards, it seems that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided did quite well. Here at AYBOnline, our Managing Editor Steve loved that game, so it is no surprise that it took so many awards. Another notable title is Severed, the first person dungeon crawler by Drinkbox Studios. This game had a lot of publicity leading up to its release, but things dropped off shortly after it came out. It is nice to see that unique take on the genre getting recognized for its merits. What do you think of this list? Any glaring omissions? Let us know!

Out of the games on this list, Nedu has only played Rise of the Tomb Raider and Far Cry Primal. He is a content writer on AYBOnline. His views are his own.

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