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