International Mobile Gaming Awards nominees announced, €1 million in TV ads up for grabs

By Patrick Elliot | Jan 31, 2013 |

The nominees for this year’s International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) - which kicks off March 28th - have been revealed, and the selected curation of this year’s finest mobile games truly runs the gamut. There’s smash-out hits like Angry Birds Star Wars, Rayman Jungle Run and Draw Something, as well as lesser-known indie darlings like Waking Mars, Lili and The Room.
The games are broken down across six categories, with winners receiving free television advertising across Europe to the tune of over 1 million euros. Awards will be given out for Excellence in Innovation, Visuals, Gameplay, and Storytelling, as well as Best Social Game and Best Serious Game. There’s even a People’s Choice award, which allows the public to take part and cast votes towards their favorite games. You can cast your vote for that here.
600 games were submitted in all, so take a moment to browse the special few that made it through in the lists below:

Excellence in Visuals

  • Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders (Atypical Games) 
  • ARC Squadron (Psyonix) 
  • Ravensword: Shadowlands (Crescent Moon Games) 
  • The Act (Chillingo Ltd) 
  • Anomaly Korea (Chillingo Ltd) 
  • Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Inc) 
  • Lili (BitMonster, Inc) 
  • The Room (Fireproof Games) 
  • Horn (Phosphor Games) 
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted (Electronic Arts) 

Excellence in Game Play

  • Spell Sword (Everplay) 
  • Puzzle Craft (Chillingo Ltd) 
  • Anomaly Korea (Chillingo Ltd) 
  • Triple Town (Spry Fox, LLC) 
  • Waking Mars (Tiger Style) 
  • Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo) 
  • Devil's Attorney (1337 Game Design AB) 
  • Rayman Jungle Run (Ubisoft) 
  • Angry Birds Star Wars (Rovio Entertainment Ltd) 
  • Fairway Solitaire by Big Fish (Big Fish Games, Inc) 

Best Social Game

  • Candy Crush Saga (King.com) 
  • Quizboard (Planeto AB) 
  • Happy Street (Godzilab) 
  • Hero Academy (Robot Entertainment) 
  • Clash of Clans (Supercell) 
  • Letterpress - Word Game (atebits) 
  • YOU DON’T KNOW JACK (Jellyvision Games, Inc) 
  • Outwitters (One Man Left) 
  • SongPop (FreshPlanet Inc) 
  • Draw Something (OMGPOP)

Excellence in Innovation

  • Bad Piggies (Rovio Entertainment Ltd) 
  • The Grading Game (mode of expression, LLC) 
  • Knights of Pen & Paper (Behold Studios Jogos Eletronicos LTDA ME) 
  • Zumbie (Jonatan Van Hove) 
  • Arranger (Ayopa Games LLC) 
  • Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo) 
  • TAISO (Zacozaco) 
  • The Room (Fireproof Games) 
  • Spaceteam (Henry Smith) 
  • Zombies, Run! (Six to Start) 

Excellence in Story Telling

  • Bastion (Warner Bros) 
  • Hollywood Monsters (Bulkypix and Pendulo Studios) 
  • GHOST TRICK: Phantom Detective (Capcom) 
  • The Act (Chillingo Ltd) 
  • Waking Mars (Tiger Style) 
  • The Room (Fireproof Games) 
  • Yesterday (Bulkypix) 
  • Zombies, Run! (Six to Start) 
  • Devil’s Attorney (1337 Game Design AB) 
  • Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Inc) 

Best Serious Game

  • Loop Raccord (Plural Games) 
  • The Grading Game (mode of expression, LLC) 
  • In a Permanent Save State (Mr Benjamin Poynter) 
  • Equator (Tigerface games) 
  • Zombies, Run! (Six to Start) 
  • Battle of the Bulge (Shenandoah Studio) 
  • DragonBox+ (WeWantToKnow AS)

The winners will be announced on March 28, and we'll be sure to keep you in the loop!

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