Alto’s Adventure and Lara Croft Go nominated for game of the year at 2015 Canadian Video Game Awards

In a true testament to mobile gaming’s growing popularity, a number of impressive Canadian-developed iOS and Android titles have been nominated at this year’s Canadian Video Game Awards, set to go down on December 6th, 2015.

Altos Adventure, which I still firmly believe is one of the best mobile games of all time – and Square Enix Montreal’s Lara Croft Go – are nominated in the game of the year category, as well as for best iOS game. Lara Croft Go also grabbed a nomination for best animation, game design, audio, writing, visual arts, fan choice and fan choice award for top Canadian-made game. Alto’s Adventure nabbed a nomination for best indie game of the year.

The top iOS game nominations include the following:

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

Best game on the go titles include:

  • 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)

Other notable mobile nominations include ZenFri’s Clandestine Anomaly for best gaming innovation and Hitman: Sniper for best technology and fan choice.

While both Alto’s Adventure and Lara Croft Go are top tier mobile titles, they face stiff competition from a variety of Canadian developed console games in the game of the year category, including Apotheon, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Bruce Lee: Enter the Game, Cryptark, Far Cry 4, Invisible Inc., Lara Croft Go, Super Mega Baseball and Runbow.

For a full list of 2015 nominees check out this link.

Related link: Toronto-made and critically acclaimed Alto’s Adventure is coming to the new Apple TV

[source]Canadian Video Game Awards[/source]