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