World’s Best Mobile Games Announced

Marseille, France–26 January 2012–The nominees for the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGAs) were announced today with 30 games in six categories moving on to the final round of judging. Close to 500 games from all over the world were submitted for review by the international panel of experts:  a record for the competition. The 30 nominees are:

BEST CASUAL GAME              

CreaVures                                 Muse Games                 United States

HECTOR Episodes 1-3              Telltale Games              United States

Jetpack Joyride                                    Halfbrick                       Australia

Sprinkle                                    Mediocre AB                 Sweden

The Blocks Cometh                   Halfbot                         Canada

BEST REAL WORLD GAME                 

CityRace                                   Cityrace.me                   Poland

FLATMATES                             Flaregames                   Germany

Meatspace Invasion                   C4MProd                      France

NBA: King of the Court              Ogemnto                      United States

Shadow Cities                           Grey Area                     Finland

BEST SPORTS GAME              

Bike Baron                                Mountain Sheep, Inc. /

 Qwiboo (London)         Finland

Flick Tennis: College Wars         Rolocule Games            India

Sports Car Challenge                 Fish Labs                      Schade

Touchgrind BMX                       Illusion Labs AB                        Sweden

Trial Xtreme 2                            Deemedya M.S. LTD.    Israel

BEST MOBILE SOCIAL GAME              

Charadium II                              On5                              Lithuania

Funpark Friends                        Tagplay                                    UK

Poker Pals                                Aspyr Media, Inc.          USA

SpellCraft School of Magic        Appy Entertainment       United States

The Pirate King                          Bulkypix                       France

EXCELLENCE IN GAMEPLAY  

Battleheart                                Mika Mobile, Inc.           USA

Contre Jour HD                         Mokus Games LLP        Ukraine

Death Rally                               Remedy Entertainment   Finland

DrawRace 2 HD             RedLynx                       Finland

Infinity Blade II                          Chair Entertainment       USA    
 

MOST INNOVATIVE GAME                   

Forever Drive                                        Tak Fung                                  UK

Kodo                                                    Fabrication Games Europe AB   Sweden

KuraKuraMaze                                       Yoshimi Kurihara                       Japan

Superbrothers:  Sword & Sworcery EP   Capy                                        Canada

WildChords                                           Ovelin                                       Finland

 “We have had an unprecedented response for the year’s awards”, said Maarten Noyons, CEO and Founder of the IMGA. “We see a trend of very high quality, big productions coming to the mobile platform and on the other hand a lot of fresh innovative casual games. I think the jury has made a very interesting choice. The 8 th IMGA shows a wealth of new ideas and ground-breaking quality coming from studios all over the world. I would like to congratulate each of the developers that have games nominated and thank everyone who submitted games to the awards.”

On the 1 st March the IMGA will announce the winners during the IMGA Summit and Awards ceremony, a conference held at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

During the last seven years the IMGA has reviewed more than 2,000 mobile games from more than 52 countries including the USA, Ukraine, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, China, the Czech Republic, Brazil and Belgium. Participants include PhD students, researchers, artists, individual developers and the top ten mobile games publishers and developers in the world. The winners in each category for this year’s awards will be announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.

The winners will receive €100,000 of free publicity from ProSieben Sat1 Games, one of the IMGA's Platinum sponsors, with the overall winner receiving €400,000 of free publicity.

About IMGA

The International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA), launched in 2004 is the leading platform for Innovation in Mobile Entertainment worldwide. Each year mobile gaming studios, individual developers, students and researchers are challenged to come up with the most innovative concepts for tomorrow's mobile games. The IMGA brings together Industry leaders and top talent in Mobile Entertainment and displays the most innovative Mobile Entertainment Games and Applications to a broad worldwide audience.

For more information on the International Mobile Gaming awards, check out their website: http://www.imgawards.com/index.php  


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