The International Mobile Gaming Awards committee, including notable members of the press such as our own Jeff Scott, have announced their nominees for the best mobile titles of the past year. Over 500 titles were submitted for review, and thirty titles in six categories have been nominated for the awards to been announced on March 1st in Barcelona, Spain. Here are the titles in the 6 categories.

Best Casual Game

These titles have been nominated for their excellence in being accessible to gamers of all kinds, while maintaining quality experiences.

HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2010-06-02 :: Category: Game

$3.99


HECTOR: Badge of Carnage Ep1

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2010-06-02 :: Category: Game

$3.99


Jetpack Joyride

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-01 :: Category: Game

FREE!


Sprinkle: Water splashing fire fighting fun!

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-25 :: Category: Game

$1.99


The Blocks Cometh By Halfbot

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-02-17 :: Category: Game

$0.99

Read on for the full list of nominees.

Best Real World Game

These nominees include games that utilize geolocation to fuel gameplay, along with those that use augmented reality to bring real-world environments into the gameplay.

CityRace - not yet released
Flatmates - not yet released

Meatspace Invasion

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2011-07-27 :: Category: Game

FREE!


NBA: King of the Court

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-01 :: Category: Game

FREE!


Shadow Cities

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2011-05-30 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Best Sports Games

These games include not just titles that are traditional competitive sports, but also racing games, and titles that take place on vehicles, which could vaguely be considered part of the ‘sports’ genre.

Bike Baron

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-20 :: Category: Game

$1.99


Flick Tennis

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2011-10-27 :: Category: Game

$2.99


Sports Car Challenge

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-11-21 :: Category: Game

FREE!


Touchgrind BMX

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-05-26 :: Category: Game

$4.99


Trial Xtreme 2 (Android)

Best Mobile Social Game

This category includes games that are part of the traditional ‘social’ genre where farms or cities are developed, as well as titles that involve socializing with other players, including turn-based multiplayer games.

Draw Mania

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2011-12-07 :: Category: Game

$1.99


Funpark Friends

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-09-30 :: Category: Game

FREE!


Poker Pals

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-11-03 :: Category: Game

FREE!


SpellCraft School of Magic

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-08 :: Category: Game

FREE!


The Pirate King !

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2011-11-15 :: Category: Game

FREE!

Excellence in Gameplay

This all-encompassing category includes games that have been nominated based on the strength of their core gameplay. These are some of the best-playing games of the past year.

Battleheart

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-02-01 :: Category: Game

$2.99


Contre Jour HD

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-08-25 :: Category: Game

$2.99


Death Rally

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-31 :: Category: Game

$0.99


DrawRace 2 HD

iPad App - Designed for iPad
Released: 2011-09-01 :: Category: Game

$2.99


Infinity Blade II

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-12-01 :: Category: Game

$6.99

Most Innovative Game

These games have been nominated based on innovation in their design, structure, artwork, and everything that comprises them.

Forever Drive

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-10-12 :: Category: Game

FREE!


Kodo

KuraKuraMaze

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-07-07 :: Category: Game

FREE!


Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-24 :: Category: Game

$1.99


The winners in each category are set to receive €100,000 of free publicity from ProSieben Sat1 Games, and the game named overall winner will receive €400,000 of free publicity. According to Maarten Noyons, CEO and founder of the IMGA, “We have had an unprecedented response for the year’s awards. 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 8th 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.”

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