Here Are the Winners of International Mobile Gaming Awards SEA 2017

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

These are the best mobile games across Southeast Asia and they will compete in IMGA Global!

International Mobile Gaming Awards Southeast Asia (IMGA SEA) 2017 already held its 2nd edition. In total around 300 games were submitted from Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

Then, this list was shortlisted to 65 games that were already through the judging process in 2 days to find 13 winners for the 13 categories that they provided.

This judging process itself was done by several game industry experts across the world, ranging from game developers, publishers, to the press. After two days of judging process and playing the games, finally, the jury’s team has decided 13 winners of the 13 categories provided.

The jury of the 2nd IMGA SEA commented: “Generally speaking we are happy to see important improvements in the quality of games created in Southeast Asia and we are hoping to see and award real innovation from the region in the future. The winning games achieved a high level of polish and we expect that to be a standard for games that are released be it from big or small teams. This can avoid early failure in the marketplace, build success and win awards!”.

The awarding night itself was already held last night, Friday, 13 October 2017 after all of the SEA Summit’s session has finished. All the winners proved that the game quality in Southeast Asia region has increased. So, what are the best mobile games in Southeast Asia? Here’s the list of winners of the 2nd IMGA SEA 2017!

Excellence in Gameplay: Alien Path (Appxplore Sdn Bhd, Malaysia)

Alien Path combines RPG, puzzle, path-planning, and strategy for an out-of-this-world gaming experience. Players must eliminate enemies by cleverly navigating the aliens on a path to destroy the invading robots. Every move counts, so you should set a path and pave your way to rescuing your planet and eventually the galaxy.

Excellence in Visual Art & Design: Cat Quest (The Gentlebros, Singapore)

Cat Quest is an open world RPG set in the pawsome world of cats. Leap into a grand adventure in purrsuit of the evil Drakoth and your catnapped sister. Explore Felingard’s huge overworld map, risk life and limb delving into dungeons for epic loot, and lend a paw to a furry cast of characters in a flurry of side quests.

Best Technical Achievement: Dead Target VR: Zombies Intensified (VNG Game Studio, Vietnam)

Dead Target VR: Zombie Intensified is an FPS game where you can kill zombies in with epic weapons, upgrade weapons and gear to face the upcoming zombie waves; experience 3D shooting as a zombie hunter, and Slay zombies of all types when you set your nerve to the highest level.

Best Quickplay Game: Desert Island Fishing (Springloaded, Singapore)

Desert Island Fishing is fun, simple, one-touch arcade fish catching. You can catch hundreds of fish, all with their own unique entertaining descriptions. You also can upgrade your gear and power up your heroes to catch the better and rare fish.

Guilty Pleasure: Flippy Bottle Extreme (Most Played Games, Philipines)

Wanna be the Master of Flip? Flip the Bottle to Extreme Victory! Go around the house and outdoors as you play the latest craze of Flipping those awesome bottles away!

Best Upcoming Games: King's Play-Chess Puzzle (Mintsphere, Indonesia)

King’s Play is the accurate medieval political simulator. Capture betrayers (or betray them yourself) and help the King survive in this chess-based puzzle game.

Jury Honorable Mention: Mayari (Ingenuity Games, Philipines)

Mayari is a mystery-adventure game set in a fantastical version of South-East Asia. You see through the eyes of Mayari, a girl entrusted with an inescapable destiny. You guide her through the story of her village and their devotion to their goddess Idayen.

Excellence in Arts: OPUS: Rocket of Whispers (Sigono Inc, Taiwan)

OPUS: Rocket of Whispers is a single-player third-person adventure set in the snowy post-apocalyptic wilderness of an unknown world, far in the future. Players will play as the last survivors of a nation that has an ancient tradition of cosmic worship, and belief that by launching space burials, those who’ve departed will be able to return and rest among the stars.

Excellence in Storytelling: Simulacra (Kaigan Games, Malaysia)

Simulacra is mobile thriller game that simulates the experience of looking through someone else’s phone by recreating a fictional mobile phone. A spiritual successor to the award winning narrative thriller Sara is Missing, Simulacra expands on using the smartphone interface as a game.

Best Multiplayer Game: Toriko (Happy Labs, Singapore)

Toriko is a 1V1 Puzzle PVP game. Bird puzzles descend from the top, moving downwards. Rearrange the birds by swiping down to collect birds of the same color. Swipe up to launch them back and match the same colors. 3 or more birds vertically matched will disappear. You win by making your rival’s board overflow and clearing the quota faster than rival

Best Meaningful Play: Lyrica (RNOVA, Taiwan)

Lyrica is a rhythm game combined Chinese classical poetries and modern music. The story depicts a young man Chun who wants to become a musician. One night he has a dream that he travels back to the ancient past in China and encounters a mysteries poet.

People's Choice Awards: Valiant Forces (XII Braves, Singapore)

Valiant Force is the highly-anticipated mobile strategy RPG (role-playing game). You can form teams from over 200 unique heroes and 40 diverse jobs, players are tasked to explore the vast and dangerous world of Arathos to save its inhabitants from an awakening evil.

Grand Prix: PostKnight (Kurechii, Malaysia)

Postknight reimagines the best parts of role-playing games into bite-sized bits within an exciting delivery adventure. Designed to be an enjoyable RPG for those on-the-go, Postknight is optimized for mobile devices: from content to controls, for hardcore and casual players, to time spent in and out of the game. Instead of spending long hours to experience the highlights of an RPG adventure, Postknight delivers it in small yet exciting pieces.

Here’s The List of Nominees of 2nd IMGA SEA 2017 – Cast Your Vote Now!

The 2nd edition of IMGA SEA 2017 already announced the nominees. You can cast your vote for the winner of People's Choice Awards!

Congratulations for all the winners!




About Writer

Febrianto is the Senior Editor of Duniaku.net and the Lead Editor of Gameprime.org. He started his career in game industry as a game journalist since 2008, and was one of the initial members of Duniaku.net since 2011. His biggest interest is local game developer scene. Currently, his mission is to spread the news about Indonesia’s game industry to both local and international game and creative industry’s enthusiast.