Members of the public can get in the game and cast their vote for Canadian Game of the Year at www.canadianvideogameawards.com.
The Canadian Video Game Awards (CVAs) will be held just prior to the second annual Game Developers Conference (GDC Canada) in Vancouver and will feature musical entertainment by the internationally renowned Video Games Live! Tickets start at $22 and are on sale now at the event web site.
The CVA’s will be broadcast across the country on G4 Canada through the Rogers Network, and are sponsored by G4, XBOX 360, Sony PlayStation and the Canadian Studios of Electronic Arts.
"These awards recognize the significant contribution of BC and other Canadian companies to the global videogame industry," says DigiBC president Michael Bidu. "DigiBC’s mandate is to promote the success and sustainability of BC’s digital media and wireless industry and to elevate worldwide awareness of our sector. These Canadian Videogame Awards will attract a lot of attention, both inside and outside of Canada. Ultimately, our industry will grow by attracting talented people, and we’ll do that by telling the world about Vancouver’s strong creative class and BC and Canada’s competitive tax environment and friendly business climate."
"I’m delighted that DigiBC is onboard with us for the launch of these awards," says Greg Spievak, founder and principal of Reboot Communications, co-producer of the CVAs. "They have a strong vision for the industry and a successful track record for producing exciting events, such as VX Showcase, their 2010 Winter Olympics event, as well as their upcoming VIDWeek 2010." [April 15, 2010]
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