Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Presentation of the Canadian Videogame Awards

Apr 21, 2012 (06:04 PM EDT)

VANCOUVER, April 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian videogame industry is an internationally recognized success story. Canada has the third-most successful videogame industry in the world.  Our country's videogame-industry professionals have adopted globally minded strategies and are succeeding in world markets—contributing $1.7 billion directly to the Canadian economy and employing 16,000 Canadians.

I am therefore pleased that the Canadian Videogame Awards encourage and reward excellence in Canada's videogame industry.

The following games have been nominated for Game of the Year:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Assassin's Creed Revelations
  • FIFA Soccer 12
  • Fight Night Champion
  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

For the Innovation Award, which I will have the honour of presenting to the winner, the following games are nominated:

  • Battlefield 3
  • Cows vs. Aliens
  • Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery EP
  • To the Moon
  • Warhammer 40K: Space Marine

On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate the nominees in all categories and wish them the best of luck at this year's Canadian Videogame Awards.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage