The planets must have been aligned for Ubisoft this past Friday because they really cleaned up at the 2013/2014 Canadian Videogame Awards. The Ubisoft team nearly needed another table just for their trophies. The Montreal studio and the newer branch opened in Toronto, largely responsible games like Far Cry 4 and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, were acknowledged by the Canadian video game audience for their hard work. Even smaller titles like Child of Light got a whole lotta love. The ceremony proper kicked off around 8:15ish p.m. and as the night progressed it was Ubisoft after Ubisoft as they were garnished with accolades hard and fast. Thankfully, a bunch of other incredibly deserving games managed to snag some awards too, like Hitman GO (One of my favourite mobile games ever. Of all time. Seriously, check it out), Guacamelee! and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. What a night for #Ubisoft at the #CVAs ! pic.twitter.com/zIgqcOjwmY — Jonathan Drolet (@JonathanDrolet) November 22, 2014 CHECK OUT THIS HOT LIST OF WINNERS: Game of the Year 2013 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag 2014 – Watch_Dogs Best indie game 2013 – Guacamelee 2014 – Always Sometimes Monsters Best Console Game 2013 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag 2014 – Watch_Dogs Best Animation 2013 – Batman Arkham Origins 2014 – Child of Light Best Game Design 2013 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag 2014 – Hitman GO Best Original Music 2013 – Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for Power Core by Power Glove 2014 – Child of Light for Aurora’s Theme Best Game Innovation 2013 – Contrast 2014 – Super Time Force Best Social/Casual Game 2013 – Uno and Friends 2014 – i saw her across the world Best iOS Game 2013 – Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition 2014 – Hitman Go Best Game-on-the-Go 2013 – Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 2014 – Skylanders Trap Team Best Writing 2013 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag 2014 – Always Sometimes Monsters Best Downloadable Game 2013 – Guacamelee! 2014 – Child of Light Best New Character 2013 – Edward Kenway for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag 2014 – Child of Light for Aurora Best Audio 2013 – Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon 2014 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag: Freedom Cry Best Technology 2013 – Dead Rising 3 2014 – Watch_Dogs Best Visual Arts 2013 – Batman Arkham Origins 2014 – Child of Light Fan Choice Award 2013 – Outlast 2014 – Dragons: Rise of Berk It was a fun night all around, I had a blast and everyone seemed to have had a wonderful time. I look forward to attending next years awards and to honour the beautiful, hard working people of the Canadian video game development community!