News for Aug. 09, 2006

King Kong game gets most nominations for Canada's first video game awards

8/09/06, 4:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Canadian Press: VANCOUVER (CP) - A video game based on the movie King Kong has won the most nominations for Canada's first video game and animation awards. The game, produced by Obi Soft[SIC] in Montreal, got seven nominations in the games category of the Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts. Vancouver-based animation company Studio B dominated the animation categories, with 18 nominations. There are 37 awards categories in total, including Game of the Year, Best Animated Production and Student Game of the Year. Actor William Shatner will host the awards in Vancouver on Sept. 14. The video game industry makes over US $30 billion in worldwide sales, surpassing the movie business.