Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Leads Canadian Videogame Awards 2015

Reboot Communications revealed on Monday the full list of nominees for this year’s Canadian Videogame Awards.

Canadian-based developer Ubisoft Quebec has the open-world action-adventure title Assassin’s Creed Syndicate receiving nine nominations from the Canadian Videogame Awards’ 18 categories (it doesn’t qualify for some of the awards, of course), with it being up for Game of the Year, Best Console Game, Best Game Design and Best Writing.

Two of Ubisoft’s other titles — Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 — have been listed in multiple categories, including Best New Character and Fans’ Choice Award: Best Canadian-Made Game.

While Assassin’s Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 were both released in 2014, the two titles are eligible for nomination due to them falling into the Canadian Videogame Awards’ rules and regulation, requiring a nominated title to have launched between the release period of November 1, 2014, to October 31, 2015.

Outside of the 17 Canadian-centric categories, there is one award, Fans’ Choice Award: Best International Game, that encompasses titles developed from studios around the world, with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Batman: Arkham Knight, Fallout 4 and Rise of the Tomb Raider being listed.

The two Fans’ Choice Awards can be voted for at Canadian Videogame Awards’ website, with both of the polls closing on November 25.

According to Reboot Communications, “A body of industry experts from across the country” will decide the winners of each award.

The Canadian Videogame Awards will be held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Canada, on December 6, 2015.

Courtesy of Reboot Communications’ press release, the nominees and categories from the 2015 Canadian Videogame Awards are listed below:

Game of the Year

  • Alto’s Adventure (Snowman)
  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Bruce Lee: Enter the Game (Hibernum Creations)
  • Cryptark (Alientrap)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • Invisible, Inc. (Klei Entertainment)
  • Lara Croft Go (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Runbow (13AM Games)
  • Super Mega Baseball (Metalhead Software)

Best Console Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • FIFA 16 (EA Canada)

Best Downloadable Game

  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Invisible, Inc. (Klei Entertainment)
  • N++ (Metanet Software Inc.)
  • Runbow (13AM Games)
  • The Castle Game (Neptune Interactive Inc.)

Best Game on the Go

  • Bruce Lee: Enter the Game (Hibernum Creations)
  • Marvel Contest of Champions (Kabam Inc.)
  • Siegefall (Gameloft)
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Racing (Beenox)
  • The Walking Dead: Road to Survival (IUGO Mobile Entertainment)

Best iOS Game

  • Alto’s Adventure (Snowman)
  • Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition (Klei Entertainment)
  • Hitman: Sniper (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Lara Croft Go (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath (Square One Games Inc.)

Best Social/Casual Game

  • Bean Boy (Tyson Ibele)
  • Crusaders of the Lost Idols (Codename Entertainment)
  • Cupkins (Joydrop)
  • I Love Potatoes (A Vali Fugulin game /Minority and Ruben Farrus)
  • Waldo & Friends (Ludia Inc.)

Best Animation

  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • Lara Croft Go (Square Enix Montreal)

Best Audio

  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
  • Lara Croft Go (Square Enix Montreal)

Best Game Design

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • Lara Croft GO (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Last Voyage (Semidome Inc.)
  • TowerFall Dark World (Matt Thorson)

Best Game Innovation

  • Clandestine: Anomaly (ZenFri Inc.)
  • Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment)
  • Lamper VR 2 (Archiact Interactive Ltd.)
  • Last Voyage (Semidome Inc.)
  • Pulse (Pixel Pi Games)

Best Indie Game

  • Alpha Quest (rikkir inc)
  • Alto’s Adventure (Snowman)
  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment)
  • Invisible, Inc. (Klei Entertainment)
  • Last Voyage (Semidome Inc.)
  • Lastronaut (Darrin Henein & Stephan Leroux)
  • LOST ORBIT (PixelNAUTS Games)
  • Planet of the Eyes (Cococucumber)
  • RocketsRocketsRockets (Radial Games Corp.)

Best New Character

  • Armillo (Fuzzy Wuzzy Games) — Armillo
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec) — Jacob and Evie Frye
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal) — Arno
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal) — Pagan Min
  • Invisible, Inc. (Klei Entertainment) — Olivia ‘Central’ Gladstone

Best Original Music

  • Apotheon (Alientrap) – King of the Gods
  • Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition (Klei Entertainment) – D.R. Style (Vinyl)
  • Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities (Psychose Interactive Inc.) – End Credits Rose Theme
  • Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions (Gigataur) – Defender of Kothal
  • The Castle Game (Neptune Interactive Inc.) – The Castle Game Theme

Best Technology

  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Clandestine: Anomaly (ZenFri Inc.)
  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 (Hibernum Creations)
  • Hitman: Sniper (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Lamper VR 2 (Archiact Interactive Ltd.)

Best Visual Arts

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • Lara Croft Go (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Last Voyage (Semidome Inc.)

Best Writing

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
  • Invisible, Inc. (Klei Entertainment)
  • Meg 9 (Skunkwerks Kinetic Industries)

Fans’ Choice Award: Best Canadian-Made Game

  • Apotheon (Alientrap)
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (Klei Entertainment)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montréal)
  • Hitman: Sniper (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Lara Croft Go (Square Enix Montreal)
  • Last Voyage (Semidome Inc.)
  • N++ (Metanet Software Inc.)

Fans’ Choice Award: Best International Game