Once a year, a jury of experts in the field of mobile gaming meets around a round table to reward the best games, broken down by specific categories. To summarize all this in a single concept, we’ll just say that it is time for “International Mobile Gaming Awards”. Here’s what’s on the 2012 edition.
The titles in the running for these awards are only 30. And to think that the first list contained over 500 games … The products mentioned are disparate: it goes from the classic point and click adventure, represented several times in various categories (see the series or Hector Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP) at ‘ endless gaming, such as the famous jetpack Halfbrick of Joyride. The triple-A securities, you may have guessed, certainly not lacking.
Below you can view the various nominations for every category. Prizes will be awarded next March 1 in that of Barcelona, during the IMGA Summit at the Mobile World Congress. The winner of each category will be up to the sum of € 100,000 in advertising offered by Platinum sponsors IMGA ProSieben Sat1 Games, while the overall winner will be up to € 400.00 or the equivalent. At the bottom of the list. Next update scheduled for March 1.
Best Casual Game
- CreaVures – Muse Games
- Hector Episodes 1-3 – Telltale Games
- Jetpack Joyride – Halfbrick
- Sprinkle – Mediocre AB
- The Blocks Cometh – Halfbot
Best Real World Game
- CityRace – Cityrace.me
- Flatmates – Flaregames
- Meatspace Invasion – C4MProd
- NBA: King of the Court – Ogmento
- Shadow Cities – Grey Area
Best Sports Game
- Bike Baron – Sheep Mountain Inc / Qwiboo
- Flick Tennis: College Wars – Games Rolocule
- Sports Car Challenge – Fish Labs
- Touchgrind BMX – Illusion Labs AB
- Trial Xtreme 2 – MS Deemedya Ltd.
Best Mobile Social Game
- Charadium II – ON5
- Family Fun Park – Tagplay
- Poker Pals – Aspyr Media, Inc.
- Spellcraft School of Magic – Appy Entertainmen
- The Pirate King – Bulkypix
- Excellence in Gameplay
- Battleheart – Mika Mobile
- Contre Jour HD – Mokus Games LLP
- Death Rally – Remedy Entertainment
- DrawRace 2 HD – RedLynx
- Infinity Blade II – Chair Entertainment
Most Innovative Game
- Forever Drive – Tak Fung
- Kodo – Fabrication Games Europe AB
- KuraKuraMaze – Yoshimi Kurihara
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – Capy
- WildChords – Ovelin