World’s Best Mobile Phone Games Shortlisted

Marseilles, France–17 January 2011–The nominees for the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGAs) were announced today with 30 games in six categories being put forward for the final round of judging. 263 games from all over the world were submitted for review by the international panel of experts. The 30 nominees are:

BEST CASUAL GAME

Bird Strike - Gold Edition - PikPok - New Zealand

Bulba The Cat - C4M - France

Fruit Ninja - Halfbrick - Australia

Jenga - NaturalMotion - UK

Plants vs. Zombies - PopCap Games - Ireland

BEST REAL WORLD GAME

AR Invaraders - Soulbit7 - Israel

Blaze - A Different Game - Sweden

Ghostwire - A Different Game - Sweden

Pocket Critter - Jilin Animation Institute - China

Tourality - Creative Workline - Germany

BEST SPORTS GAME

Billabong Surf Trip - Biodroid Productions - Portugal

Championship Manager 2011 - Dynamo Games Ltd - Scotland

Ice Breaker - NaturalMotion - UK

Let's Golf 2 - Gameloft - United Kingdom

Snowboard Hero - Fishlabs - Germany

EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN

Galaxy on Fire 2 - Fishlabs - Germany

ilomilo - Southend Interactive - Sweden

Infinity Blade - Chair Entertainment - USA

Real Racing 2 - Firemint - Australia

Zen Bound 2 - Secret Exit Ltd. - Finland

EXCELLENCE IN GAMEPLAY

Beyond Ynth - FDG Entertainment - Germany

Guns'n'Glory - Handy Games - Germany

N.O.V.A. 2 - Gameloft - France

Perfect Cell - Mobigame - France

Pix'n Love Rush - BulkyPix - France

MOST INNOVATIVE GAME

Anomaly Warzone Earth - 11 bit studios - Poland

EpicWin - Tak Fung - UK

Finger Balance - Coconut Island Studio - China

Papa Sangre - Somethin' Else - United Kingdom

The Line - Ant Hive Games - China

“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 7th 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.”

During the last six years the IMGA has reviewed more than 1,400 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 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.

The IMGA would like to thank Orange again for their support this year as PLATINUM SPONSORS.

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.

Media Contacts Jacki Vause PepperMobi for the IMGA T: +44 (0)20 7033 2660 E: jacki@peppermobi.com

Jessica Rei IMGA T: +33 430 638 053 E: jessica@nccpartners.com 


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