Far Cry 3 wins at Canadian Videogame Awards

Ubisoft's Far Cry 3 (pictured) took home six awards, including game of the year, while BioWare's Mass Effect 3 won three prizes at the ceremony held Saturday.
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Ubisoft’s Far Cry 3 took home six awards at the fourth annual Canadian Videogame Awards, held Saturday in Vancouver.

The open world first person shooter game took prizes for game of the year and Future Shop Fans’ Choice Award, amongst other accolades.

The final chapter in Edmonton-based BioWare’s Mass Effect trilogy, Mass Effect 3, won three prizes for best console game, best original music and best writing.

Taking two awards each were Mark of the Ninja from Vancouver’s Klei Entertainment, Ubisoft Montreal’s Assassin’s Creed III and Queasy Games’ Sound Shapes.

And Funcom Games’ massively multiplayer online game, The Secret World, a “dark fantasy” game set in modern day, won the award for best social/casual game.

“The sheer concentration of quality games produced in 2012 was utterly mind-boggling. Small or large, independently produced or developed by teams of hundreds, the nominees this year truly represent the diversity in the Canadian video game industry,” said CVA co-founder and The Electric Playground executive producer Victor Lucas.

The fourth annual Canadian Videogame Awards recognized work developed in Canada and released in 2012. The full list of winners can be found here.

A two-hour special of the CVAs will air on City on Apr. 27 at 9 p.m. and on G4 Canada on Apr. 28.