The Game Awards ceremony, the Oscars of video games, crowned the big winner It Takes Two Thursday evening, with three prizes, including the game of the year. Quebec and Canadian studios left empty-handed, except Eidos Montreal.
The metropolis rose proud Friday morning as studio Eidos won the award for best narration for its new video game Guardians of the Galaxy. The title was also in the running for best action-adventure game, best accessibility innovation, and best soundtrack and music.
It is also the only honor that the Canadian video game industry has garnered, when several studios across the country were selected among the finalists.
Ubisoft Toronto and its video game Far Cy 6, as well as Kitfox Games and its game Boyfriend Dungeon, as well as Chivalry 2, from Torontonian Torn Barner, left empty-handed.
The full list of the 2021 winners can be found on the Game Awards website.
It Takes Two triumph
The cooperative action-adventure game It Takes Two did not only conquer the public in 2021, but also the juries of the Game Awards. Along with winning Game of the Year, the Josef Fares-designed title was also awarded as Best Multiplayer Game and Best Family Game.
Deathloop from the Arkane studio also stood out by winning honors for best production and best artistic direction.
Forza Horizon 5 also turned heads, winning the award for best sports or racing game against the Vancouver game FIFA 22, which was no match for it. The title also earned first place in the category of best accessibility innovation.