Late last month we mentioned that TouchArcade Game of the Year Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP [$3.99 / $2.99] had been nominated for nearly every category it could vaguely fit in at the Canadian Video Game Awards. If you follow the development team on Twitter, this was spoiled over the weekend when the actual award show was held, but here's what Sworcery took home:

  • Best Game on the Go
  • Best Downloadable Game
  • Best Indie Game
  • Best Original Music
  • Innovation Award

These awards are selected by a jury, with the exception of Game of the Year which was a public internet vote kind of thing. (Game of the Year was FIFA Soccer 12, by the way.) What makes sweeping this awards show so amazing is that S&S was up against "real" AAA titles like Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Assassin's Creed Revelations.

If you haven't played the game yet, you're running out of reasons. Check out our review for more details. Oh, and if you know someone who might be interested in the game but doesn't have an iOS device, it was recently released on Steam as well.

  • Jay

    So how does this game look on a Retina Display iPad?  Is it blurry-edged, or does pixel-doubling work well with the 8-bit art style?

    • Armaan Khan

      It looks great on the new iPad. I don't know if the graphics are properly retina-fied, but it doesn't look blurry at all.

      • Jay

        Thanks!  I was worried that no one would reply due to some kind of elitist attitude towards the whole 'Rentina-or-not' question 🙂 

        Clearly, I'm in the pro-Retina camp 😉

  • VancouverBlade

    Got boring watching those guys going up to the podium all the time 🙂 Lovely to see their parents there to see them scoop up all the awards.

    My game was one that didn't lose to them... We lost to another one 🙂

  • himanshu modi

    How in the world did this win "Game on the Go" category? At some point you have to wait for a full moon to play the game! Just because you can play it on a phone doesn't make it a game that you can play on the go.

  • Armaan Khan

    Cheers to them. The game isn't my cup of tea, but it's always nice to see the little guy beat out the big'uns.