Bangalore - July 12, 2007 - The International Mobile Gaming Awards
Established in 2004, this would be the 4th edition of this competition with a total prize money of US $40,000 at stake. All game developers wishing to participate have to submit their entries to the international jury before 24th September, 2007. The winners will receive cash prizes, software licenses from Adobe, Phones from Nokia and a guaranteed contract with an operator and a publisher to market the title. In the 2006 edition, 400 developers from 42 countries participated in the competition, which makes the IMGA one of the most prestegious competitions in the Mobile Entertainment Industry. The developers can submit their game online at www.imgawards.com.
On the competition, Maarten Noyons, founder and Managing Director, International Mobile Gaming Awards commented,“In 2006, we saw exciting new connected games and multi-platform games entering the competition, games that were using all the features of mobile phones including microphone, camera, motion sensors and connectivity. We reviewed location based games and 3D games with stunning high quality graphics, and simple, addictive 2D games developed with flash. This year we are expecting to see innovations and improvements in all these areas. In October, we will bring you the 25 nominated games that represent the cutting edge of Mobile Entertainment worldwide.”
Vishal Gondal, CEO of Indiagames, the promotional partner for IMGA in India said,“The IMGA Awards provide the right platform for mobile games developers&publishers to exhibit their creative work to an international audience and leading companies in the Mobile-Multimedia arena. We are proud of our continuing association with IMGA. This is truly a wonderful programme to encourage original thinking in Mobile Gaming. We expect a sizeable number of entries to come from India itself.”
The developers can submit their game online at www.imgawards.com and compete in an international arena with top studios and individual developers from all over the world. From the initial entries, a short list of 25 will be announced by the end of October. Those short listed will then have until January 28, 2008, to produce a demo version of their concept for judging. The winners will be announced in Barcelona on February 11, 2008.
A total of US $40,000 in prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
- <*>Excellence in Connectivity (Multi-platform, social networking)*> <*>Excellence in 3D*> <*>Excellence in Game Play*> <*>Best-licensed IP-based game*> <*>Best Casual Game (Flash, Java, etc.)*>
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About Indiagames Ltd.,
Indiagames Ltd is India's benchmark mobile and online games company and a leading global mobile game publisher. The Company is engaged in publishing and developing games across various platforms including Online, and Mobile. Indiagames’ products are developed and published across all major technology platforms and are distributed through partnerships with mobile operators in over 75 countries.
In India, the Company also distributes games via its consumer focused website and operates a broadband Games on Demand service located at http://www.indiagames.com. Indiagames has over 350 employees and offices in Mumbai, London, Los Angles&Beijing. Internationally the company publishes mobile titles via its IG FUN brand. Key investors include TOM Online Inc. (NASDAQ: TOMO; HK GEM stock code: 8282) - a leading wireless Internet Company in China providing value-added multimedia products and services, Adobe Inc., and Cisco Systems Inc.
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