International Mobile Gaming Awards Nominees Announced

In a press release yesterday, the IMGA announced its category finalists:

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.

For more information about the awards or to register to vote for their people’s choice award, check out their site imgawards.com

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