Two Canadian Games Win Prizes at “Video Game Oscars”

Fueled , were selected as the best in their category during the annual Game Awards ceremony, otherwise known as “The Oscars of video games”, Thursday evening, at Microsoft Los Angeles Theater.

The games respectively won the awards for the best family game and the best sports or racing game. The winning games in each of the 17 categories were selected by a weighted vote of a jury made up of people from the video game industry (90%) and an online public vote (10%).

Luigi’s Mansion 3 was created by Next Level Games. Although it is independent, this Vancouver studio which employs a hundred people has worked exclusively in collaboration with Nintendo since 2014. It had previously developed successful titles such as Super Mario Strikers (GameCube), Punch-Out !! (Wii) and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS).

Available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch since October 31, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is the third installment in the Luigi’s Mansion series, which features Mario’s unloved brother. The plumber in the green cap must walk through a haunted hotel to save Mario, Peach and the Toads from the ghost king, King Boo.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was developed by Beenox, which employs around 150 people in Quebec. Founded in the early 2000s, this studio specialized in porting games from one console to another before becoming the official developer of games for the Spider-Man franchise from 2010 to 2014.

Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch since June, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a re-registered version of Crash Team Racing, originally released on PlayStation in 1999. One of the great novelties of this new version is the online game , very popular with fans of racing games.

Sekiro sacred game of the year

The Game of the Year Game Awards is none other than Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, from FromSoftware, the studio behind the famous Dark Souls series.

Available since March on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, this action-adventure game features the Loop ninja, armed with a katana and an adjustable prosthetic arm. Considered one of the most difficult games in recent history, Sekiro was critically acclaimed upon release for its exceptional combat mechanics and innovative level design.

With its three prizes, the independent role-playing game Disco Elysium was the most decorated of the ceremony. It was chosen as the best indie game and the best role-playing game, in addition to being named as having the best plot.


Here are all the winners of the 2019 Game Awards:

Game of the Year  Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best Director  Death Stranding

Best Plot  Disco Elysium

Best Soundtrack  Death Stranding

Best Performance  : Mads Mikkelsen, Death Stranding

Best Indie Game  Disco Elysium

Best Mobile Game  Call of Duty Mobile

Best Virtual Reality Game  Beat Saber

Best Action Game  Devil May Cry 5

Best Adventure Game  Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best Role-Playing Game  Disco Elysium

Best Fighting Game  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Best Family Game  Luigi’s Mansion 3

Best Strategy Game  Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Best Sports Game  Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Best Multiplayer Game  Apex Legends

Best Electronic Sports Game  League of Legends

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