13th International Mobile Gaming Awards Global Nominations Announced

Public voting now open for the People’s Choice Award

The 13th International Mobile Gaming Awards Global (IMGA Global) today announced the 159 games nominated for their Grand Prix award, as well as those nominated for the 12 additional prizes. The winners will be announced on February 28 at the annual IMGA Global awards ceremony in San Francisco.

Fans of the nominated games can vote now at to help their favorites in the competition for the People’s Choice Award.

“2016 was a year of growth for the IMGA,” said Maarten Noyons, CEO and founder of the IMGA. “We launched competitions in Southeast Asia, the Middle East North Africa, and China. The lineup of this year’s IMGA Global campaign is unique, because it is the result of a worldwide search for quality, innovation and originality. The 159 nominees, including 29 unpublished games and 13 VR games, have been selected from nearly 3000 submissions, and unites our local competitions winners with those selected from our global call for entries. I personally recommend every single game in this line up.”

The winners of the new local IMGA editions (Southeast Asia, Middle East North Africa and China) were guaranteed spots as nominees for the IMGA Global competition.

For the second time, the IMGA will present an award for the best mobile VR game. Joining the existing awards for the first time this year will be a completely new initiative: the Best Game Artist Award, which will be given to the best artist or the best art team who worked on an exceptionally beautiful game.

And the Nominees Are:

1979 Revolution: A Cinematic Adventure Game, Navid Khonsari

Abi, Grant & Bert Studios/Lilith Games

BATMAN, The Telltale Series, Telltale Inc

Battle of Polytopia, Midjiwan

Beat Stomper, Rocky Hong

ChemCaper: Act 1 – Petticles in Peril, Jens Schottmann

Conduct THIS!, Northplay

Cosmic Express, Alan Hazelden

Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket, Molly Heady-Carroll

Crypt of the NecroDancer, Brace Yourself Games

Dancing Hut (Unreleased), Jan Veselý

Dandara, David Martinez

dark Days, Parralel Studio

Dark Dot, Inzen Studio

Dawn of Titans, Naturalmotion

Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Double Fine Productions, Inc.

DEUL, Dean Day

Deus Ex GO, Nicolas Verge

DOFUS Touch, Alex Enklaar

Draisine Rally, Sami Kosonen

Drakenlords, Andres Tallos

Dream Defense, Keith Morales

Drop the wheels – Physics Game, Wajdi Azar

Durango, NEXON Company

Egg, Inc, Auxbrain

Eisenhorn: XENOS, Pixel Hero Games

Ember, 505 Games

Emoji Scream, Nathan Fouts

Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala, Artifex_Mundi

EnigmBox, Benoit Freslon

eQuiz, Ajay Arora

Eraser, Huy Nguyen Tuan

Escape With Words, Ander Kumm

F1 2016, Codemasters

Fetty Wap Nitro Nation Stories, Keegan Carter

FIFA Mobile Football, Electronic Arts

Final Shot, Netmarble Games

Forgotten King, Jan Hrnjak

Frostbound, Jill Sciulli

Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore, Tobias Piwek

Gardenscapes, Playrix

Gear.Club, Eden Games Mobile

Guild of Dungeoneering, Gambrinous

Hassle, Nikita Sokolov

Hatoful Boyfriend, Devolver Digital

High Noon Revolver, Mike Reñevo

Hop Hop Away, Hybrid Humans

Human Resource Machine, Experimental Gameplay Group

Hunters Gate, Josh Tarrant

I, Viking, Tim Dvoskin

Immortal Conquest, Miley Chen

Infinity Inc., George Kobyakov

InMind VR 2 (Daydream), Oleg Chumakov

Invisible Inc., Klei Games

Islands: Non Places, Carlburton

iSPY, Marc Mulcahy

Jrump, Benjamin Markby

King Fight, Rinz Luo

Kyo – Dark Quest DEMO, Imad Eddine Toubal

Lanota, Chun Chuan Tu

Late Shift, Caroline Feder

Leap of Fate, Clever-Plays

Legacy Quest, Socialspiel Entertainment

Legend of the Skyfish, Crescent Moon Games

Legends of Callasia, Boomzap Entertainment

Lifeless Tales: Dear Clarie, Igor Marcossi

Lineage red knights, NCSOFT Corporation

Liyla and the Shadows of War, Rasheed Abueideh

Looty Dungeon, Taco Illuminati

Lost Frontier, Mika Mobile

Lost in Harmony, Anne-Laure Fanise

Love You to Bits, Alike Studio /

Mayhem, Ilya Shereshevsky

Mekorama, Martin Magni

monodi little star, Sticky hands inc.

Monster Chronicles, Kelvin Koh

Mr. Catt, 7QUARK

Mr. Know It All, Tarboosh Games

Mr. Robot:1.5.1, Telltale, Inc

Neon Chrome, 10tons Ltd

Nonstop Knight, Jon Howard


Orbits, L’amenuiserie

Pavilion, Henrik Flink


PinOut, MediocreGames

Pirates Gulf, Mahmoud AlSati

Pix Hop, Abdallah Elsayed

Pokemon GO, Niantic, Inc.

PolyBlast, Game Cooks

Prism, Clint Siu

Pumped BMX 3, Yeah Us!

Punch Club, Yulia Vakhrusheva

Qurius, Dan Harnett

Qutopia, The Lost Methods

Redungeon, Nitrome

Reigns, Devolver Digital

Replica, Somi Koo

Retro City Rampage DX, Vblank Entertainment Inc.

Rodeo Stampede, Fetherweight Games

Roll Turtle, Kira Fu

Rome: Total War, Feral Interactive

Roofbot, David Fox

Rotangle, Youness Dradeb

Rush Rally 2, Stephen Brown / Brownmonster Limited

Rusty Lake: Roots, Robin Ras

Samorost 3, Amanita Design

Sara Is Missing, Jeremy Ooi

SENS VR, charles Ayats

Severed, Drinkbox Studios

Six!, GramGames

Sky Dancer, Pine Entertainment

Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise, Thach Huynh, Lowtech Studios

Snowboard Party 2 Lite, Ratrod Studio Inc.

Sole, Gossamer Games

Sorcery! 4, inkle Ltd

Space Cycler, Lance Lee

Space Marshals 2, Pixelbite

Spellsouls Duel of Legends, Nordeus

Star Trek Timelines, Elicia Basoli

Star Wars™: Force Arena, Netmarble Games Corp.

StarDrone VR, Alexey Menshikov

STAY, Ignacio Diaz

Steamburg, Mariusz Szypura

SteamWorld Heist, Image & Form International AB

Stick Squad – Suicide Missions, Mario Boutin

Stretch Dungeon, Nitrome

Super Mario Run, Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Super SteamPuff, Shawn Beck

Swan Song: Fantasy chronicles, Games_Labs

SwapTales: Leon!, Charlotte Razon

Tacticool, Alexey Sazonov

Tahu Bulat, Eldwin Viriya

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends, Ludia Inc.

The Arcslinger , Richard Robledo

The Biumbis, Pablo Navajas

The Bug Butcher, Noodlecake Studios Inc

The Night Café, Borrowed Light Studios

The Rabbit Hole, Pedro Kayatt

The Schema (المخطط), Diaa ElHak Guedouari

The Swords, Lee-Kuo Chen

The Trail, Kongregate

The World 3: Rise of Demon, Bob Choi


Think Shift, Edmund Ching

Thirteen Souls, Bob Choi

Toca Hair Salon 3, Toca Boca

Toca Life: Vacation, Toca Boca

Trigono, Marco Tormento

Twobit , laurent kermel

Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek, zhiwei tan

Viber Emperors, Imperia Online

Wands , Lisa Le Gresley

We Are Heroes, JOY Entertainment

Wonderglade, Peter Stahl

Zip Zap, Philipp Sotllenmayer

Zombie Anarchy ™: Strategy, War & Survival, Gameloft

Zombie Derby 2, HeroCraft

About IMGA

Created in 2004, the IMGA is the longest standing mobile games award program. With its long history and unique judging process, it has recognized some of the world’s most popular titles in their early days, such as Angry Birds, Badland and Monument Valley. It is the only competition that unites the industry by celebrating excellence and innovation in games. In 2016 the IMGA launched local competitions in Southeast Asia, China and Middle East North Africa, while keeping an international competition, rebranded IMGA Global. The winners of IMGA Global will be announced on March 1 st 2017 in San Francisco.

The IMGA Global competition is sponsored by mobile game publishers Youzu, KING, Supercell, Rovio and by TDS (japan), Samsung, Euroméditerranée and the City of Marseille.


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