The 2012 IMGA nominees have officially been announced. Journalists, developers, and hardware reps have come together to bring us the final nominees for awards, now in its 8th year. The judges considered over 500 games and two rounds of judging before putting out the nominees.
Winners will be announced on March 1st.
Winners will receive about $130,000 of free publicity from ProSieben Sat1 Games, one of the IMGA’s Platinum sponsors, and the overall winner will receive about $525,000 of free publicity.
Best Casual Game
Hector Episodes 1 – 3 – Telltale Games
Jetpack Joyride – Halfbrick
Sprinkle – Mediocre AB
The Blocks Cometh – Halfbot
Best Real World Game
CityRace – Cityrace.me
Flatmates – Flaregames
NBA: King of the Court – Ogmento
Shadow Cities – Grey Area
Best Sports Game
Bike Baron – Mountain Sheep Inc/Qwiboo
Flick Tennis: College Wars – Rolocule Games
Sports Car Challenge – Fish Labs
Touchgrind BMX – Illusion Labs AB
Trial Xtreme 2 – Deemedya M.S. Ltd.
Best Mobile Social Game
Charadium II – On5
Funpark Friends – Tagplay
Poker Pals – Aspyr Media, Inc.
Spellcraft School of Magic – Appy Entertainment
The Pirate King – Bulkypix
Excellence in Gameplay
Contre Jour HD – Mokus Games LLP
Death Rally – Remedy Entertainment
Drawrace 2 HD – RedLynx
Infinity Blade II – Chair Entertainment
Most Innovative Game
Kodo – Fabrication Games Europe AB
KuraKuraMaze – Yoshimi Kurihara
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capybara Games