Winners of the Pocket Gamer Readers’ Choice Awards 2012 announced PG global audience votes for its favourite portable game

Running alongside the Pocket Gamer Awards 2012, which reflect the choices of the PG team and selected key members of the industry, the Readers’ Choice Awards aim instead to involve Pocket Gamer readers across the globe.

This year’s event – sponsored by iDreamSky, CocoaChina, GREE, and FreeAppADay – introduced an ‘open nominations round’ which invited pocket gamers to put forward the title(s) officially released between January 1 st and December 31 st 2011 that they felt best deserved one of mobile gaming’s highest accolades. Hundreds of nominated titles were then followed by thousands of votes for the ten most popular nominations in each of the seven format categories.  

And those winners are:

iPhone / iPod touch Game of the Year Ticket to Ride Pocket
iPad Game of the Year Ticket to Ride
Android Game of the Year Cut the Rope
Xperia Play Game of the Year Minecraft – Pocket Edition
Windows Phone Game of the Year Angry Birds
Mobile Game of the Year Carcassonne
Handheld Game of the Year Plants vs Zombies (DS)

Full details of the Pocket Gamer Readers’ Choice Awards 2012 winners (as well as the finalists) can be viewed here:


For more information, contact Joao Diniz Sanches (joao [at]


Notes to editors

About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting over 90 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe’s biggest mobile and handheld gaming website, which is licensed internationally, the leading mobile games industry portal, consumer friendly mobile entertainment site, and leading iPhone video review portal AppSpy.

Steel Media also runs iPhone Quality Index and Free App Alliance, as well as the iPhone Alliance and Smartphone Alliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers, and provides a range of editorial, design and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.

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About iDreamSky

Based in Shenzen, China, iDreamSky is a company dedicated to developing cross-platform applications for the global mobile entertainment industry. iDreamSky’s SkyNet, for instance, focuses on developing a social gaming and distribution platform for Android that brings world class mobile games and equips them with a feature-rich network that is designed for the Chinese mobile ecosystem and gamers.

About CocoaChina

Headquartered in Beijing, CocoaChina hosts the largest iOS developer community in China. CocoaChina aims to help developers cross the barrier between China and the world, and become successful in both markets. The company is also a top game developer of that country with more than 40 million installs on iOS and Android. In addition, CocoaChina runs one of the largest mobile ad network in China, with close to 1 billion monthly impressions.

About GREE

GREE’s goal is to make mobile social gaming meaningful by building the best mobile social gaming ecosystem for users and developers worldwide. GREE was ranked as Japan's fastest-growing tech company by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 2010, and now has a global reach of over 140 million users. Over the past 30 years, Japanese companies have successfully pushed gaming into the mainstream, and we see the same opportunity for GREE with mobile social gaming.

About FreeAppADay

FAAD exists to make the app wishes of the iPhone and iPad owning community come true. The concept is simple: users suggest the apps they’d like to get free and FAAD does its very best to get it for them. On a daily basis. The name says it all, really.  

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