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14th IMGA Global Nominations Announced, Cast Your Vote Now!

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

There are some games from Southeast Asia that successfully made through the list. You can cast your vote to decide the winner of the People’s Choice Award


After an intense online judging, The 14th International Mobile Gaming Awards Global (IMGA Global) today announced the nominees. Here’s the 14th IMGA Global nominee list!

The 14th IMGA Global today announced the games nominated for their Grand Prix Awards, including for the 12 additional prizes. This list was made after a series of online judging process that had been conducted since early this year.

The winners will be announced on March 20 at the annual IMGA Global Awards ceremony in San Francisco.

In only two years, the organizer has already held regional IMGA competitions in three regions, China, MENA (the Middle East and North Africa), and SEA (Southeast Asia). All of the winners of these competitions have been nominated to compete in the global awards. They are nominated along with some new entrants from around the world.

The nominated games set new standards in all aspects of game development: creativity, innovation, technical excellence, art, and design. This nominee list contains 174 games, including 28 unpublished games and 19 VR games. They have been selected by some online judges from nearly 3,000 submissions.

“I enjoyed playing all of our nominated games, and I am confident that our jury will, too, while determining the winners of this competition” said Maarten Noyons, the CEO and founder of the IMGA according to the press release.

The IMGA will also present the Best Game Artist of 2017, which debuted in last year’s global competition. It will be given to the best artist or the best art team who worked on an exceptionally beautiful game. Ben Brudenell won the award in its inaugural year for his work on Dawn of Titans.

You can also decide who will be the winner of the People Choice’s Awards. Fans of the nominated games can vote now at imgawards.com to help their favorites in the competition for that special award.

Some games from Southeast Asia successfully made through to the nominee list, including some of the best titles of 2017 such as Cat Quest, Postknight, and Simulacra. Here’s the complete 14th IMGA Global nomination list. Note that the bold lists are the games from Southeast Asia.

14th imga global nominees

  • 112!, Bin Bell, Vietnam
  • 405 Road Rage, Lucid Sight, Inc., USA
  • 4Wheelers, Ordibehesht Studio, Iran
  • A Planet of Mine, Tuesday Quest, France
  • AFFECTED – The Manor VR, Fallen Planet Studios , United Kingdom
  • Alchemica – Crafting RPG, Crunchy Bit Games, Indonesia
  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Nintendo, Japan
  • Antihero, Tim Conkling, United States
  • AR Runner, Semidome Inc, Canada
  • Arena of Valor , Tencent Games, Singapore
  • ARISE, Climax Studios Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Around Mars, Appinu Studio, Iran
  • Art of War: Red Tides, Hero Entertainment Co., Ltd., China
  • Ashworld, Pascal Bestebroer, The Netherlands
  • Bacon Escape, Illusion Labs, Sweden
  • Bait!, Resolution Games AB, Sweden
  • Balance The Bottle, Georgi Krastev, Germany
  • Bandit Six: Salvo, Climax Studios, United Kingdom
  • BASKHEAD TRAINING, VRLINES, France
  • Batman: The Enemy Within, Telltale Games, United States
  • Battle Planet, Threaks, Germany
  • Beat Street, Lucky Kat Studios, The Netherlands
  • Bridge Constructor Portal, Headup Games GmbH & Co KG Germany
  • Bury me, my Love, The Pixel Hunt, France
  • C4 – Color Match Brain Teaser Puzzle, Cabeção Inc., Brazil
  • Campfire Cooking,
  • Cat Bird!, Raiyumi, United States
  • Cat Quest, The Gentlebros, Singapore
  • CATS: Crash Arena, Turbo Stars, ZeptoLab UK Limited, United Kingdom
  • Charming runes, Mighty Games, Australia
  • Cityglitch, Peter Rockwell, Canada
  • Comic Boy, FredBear Games Limited, United Kingdom
  • Conduct AR!, Northplay, Denmark
  • Cosmic Chef, Uber Entertainment, United States
  • Crusaders of Light, NetEase Games NA, United States
  • Cubeus, Elephas, Taiwan
  • Dash Crashers, Team Garden, China
  • DEAD TARGET VR: Zombie Intensified, VNG Game Studios, Vietnam
  • Death Coming, NEXT Studio, China
  • Desert Island Fishing, Springloaded Ltd., Singapore
  • DESERTOPIA , Gamtropy, Taiwan
  • Doors of Silence – the prologue, Blackbite Interactive, Italy
  • Drag’n’Boom, Ankama, France
  • Dungeon Hunter Champions, Gameloft, France
  • Eclipse: Edge of Light White, Elk LLC, United States
  • Escape Team Hemmert UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Germany
  • Evonite, Blue River Arts, Czech Republic
  • Falcon Valley, Hybrid Humans, United Arab Emirates
  • Fat Bunny: Endless Hopper, Groovy Antoid, Lebanon
  • Father.IO AR FPS, Proxy42, United States
  • Fish Tycoon 2 Virtual Aquarium, Gogii Games / LDW Games, Canada
  • Flipping Legend, Noodlecake Studios Inc, Canada
  • Flower Annapurna, Interactive, United States
  • Flutter VR, Runaway Play, New Zealand
  • FRAMED 2, Loveshack, Australia
  • FROST, kunabi brother GmbH, Austria
  • Full Throttle Remastered, Double Fine Productions, Inc, United States
  • G30, Ivan Kovalov, Ukraine
  • Galaxy of Pen & Paper, Behold Studios, Brazil
  • Getting Over It, Bennett Foddy , Australia
  • GNOG, KO_OP, China
  • Guns of Boom , Game Insight, Lithuania
  • Hades’ Star, Parallel Space Inc, Canada
  • Hamsterdam, Muse Games, United States
  • Heart of the house, Choice of Games LLC, USA
  • Hidden Folks, Adriaan de Jongh, The Netherlands
  • Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!, Daylight Studios, Singapore
  • Hungry Dragon, Ubisoft Entertainment, France
  • Ini, CodedArt, Germany
  • Injustice 2, Warner Bros., United States
  • Innovetica, Gbanga, Switzerland
  • Iron Marines, Ironhide Game Studio, Uruguay
  • Khak, Gunay Studio, Iran
  • Kings Play (Chess Puzzle), Mintsphere, Indonesia
  • Klay BBJ Maze, tunisapp, Tunisia
  • Kraken Land : Platformer Adventures, Honikou Games, France
  • LEGO® Quest & Collect, NEXON Company, South Korea
  • Life Is Strange SQUARE ENIX INC Japan
  • Lineage 2: Revolution, Netmarble Neo, South Korea
  • Linelight, BT Productions, United States
  • Little Lords of Twilight, BKOM Studios, Canada
  • Lode Runner – 1, NEXON Company, South Korea
  • Lola and the Giant, Climax Studios, United Kingdom
  • Lost Light (In Robot City), SabrineIBRAHIM, Tunisia
  • Mafioso (Pesarkhande), Paeezan Game Studio, Iran
  • Mala’eeb’s Puzzle, Dorgam Games, Saudi Arabia
  • MapleStory Blitz, NEXON Company, South Korea
  • Mayari, Ingenuity Games, Philippines
  • Mazelith, MONOGRID, Italy
  • Might & Magic: Elemental Guardians Ubisoft Entertainment, France
  • Milkmaid of the Milky Way, machineboy, Norway
  • Mini Guns, Riposte Games & Co, Canada
  • Miracle Merchant, Arnold Rauers, Germany
  • Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze, Tin Man Games, Australia
  • MoKai Adventure AR, Werold, Taiwan
  • Monument Valley 2, ustwo games, United Kingdom
  • Morphite, Crescent Moon Games, United States
  • MUL.MASH.TAB.BA.GAL.GAL, Riverman Media LLC, United States
  • Mushroom 11, Untame, United States
  • My Tamagotchi Forever, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, France
  • Ninja Spinki Challenges!!, OBOK AIDEM inc., Japan
  • Nonstop Chuck Norris , Sproing, Germany
  • Norman’s Night In, Bactrian Games, United States
  • Not Not – A Brain-Buster, Alt Shift, France
  • NOUKK, KOSHIOSHI, Germany
  • Old Man’s Journey, Broken Rules, Austria
  • Onmyoji, NetEase Games, United States
  • Oopstacles, Crystal Pug, Australia
  • OPUS: Rocket of Whispers, SIGONO, Taiwan
  • OPUS: Rocket of Whispers, SIGONO Inc., Taiwan
  • Paladins Strike Hi-Rez Studios, Inc., USA
  • Panzer League, CipSoft GmbH, Germany
  • persona mOnster, GGUL GAMES, South Korea
  • PHANTOGEIST, Trixi Studios, LLC, United States
  • Playdead’s INSIDE, Playdead, Denmark
  • Portal Knights, 505 Games (US), Inc., United States
  • Postknight, Kurechii, Malaysia
  • Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, nWay, United States
  • Recontact Istanbul:Eyes Of Sky, RECONTACT DIGITAL ARTS CO., Turkey
  • Red’s Kingdom, Cobra Mobile Limited, United States
  • Ritmosphere, Oktagon Games, Brazil
  • Road Warriors, Lucky Kat Studios / Turtleblaze, Netherlands
  • Rusty Lake Paradise, Rusty Lake, The Netherlands
  • Ruya, Miracle Tea Studios, United Kingdom
  • SEGA: Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire, Sega, Japan
  • Sender Unknown: The Woods – Text Adventure, Daily Magic Mobile, United States
  • Shadow Fight 3, Banzai Games, Russia
  • Shadowgun Legends, MADFINGER Games, Czech Republic
  • Simulacra, Kaigan Games, Malaysia
  • Sky Dancer, Pine Entertainment, Vietnam
  • Sky Fighter: Training day, 3D Scenica Diseño Aplicaciones Audiovisuales, Spain
  • Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Sega, Japan
  • Splitter Critters, RAC7, Canada
  • Starman: Tale of Light, nada studio, Spain
  • Strain Tactics, Touch Dimensions Interactive, Singapore
  • Stranger Things: The Game, BonusXP, Inc., United States
  • Sunless Sea, Failbetter Games, United Kingdom
  • Super Nano Jumpers, Xigma Games, India
  • Super Samurai Rampage, Brackish Games, Canada
  • Tape it Up!, Devsisters, Korea
  • TENS!, Kwalee Ltd, United Kingdom
  • The Elder Scrolls: Legends, Bethesda, United States
  • The Enchanted World, AI Interactive, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • The Franz Kafka Videogame, Von Daedalic Entertainment GmbH, Germany
  • The Girl Who Sold the World (TGWSTW), Lyorah Studios Ltd., United Kingdom
  • The Office Quest, 11Sheep, Israel
  • The Witch’s Isle, COCOSOLA, Japan
  • The Witness, Thekla, inc., United States
  • The X-Files: Deep State, Creative Mobile & FoxNext Games, Estonia
  • Thimbleweed Park, Terrible Toybox, Inc., United States
  • Thirteen and Half Cats, Nekomatata, France
  • Through the Ages, CGE Digital, Czech Republic
  • Ticket to Earth, Robot Circus, Australia
  • Tiny Bubbles, Pine Street Codeworks, United States
  • To the Moon Mobile, X.D. Network Inc., China
  • Tokaido™, Funforge Digital, France
  • Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak, Ubisoft Entertainment, France
  • TORIKO: Puzzle PVP Game, Happy Labs, Singapore
  • Triple Agent!, Tasty Rook, Iceland
  • Twobit Odyssey, Squidbeam Games, United States
  • Umiro, Diceroll Studios, Singapore
  • Verticow, kamibox, Germany
  • Vignettes, Skeleton Business, France
  • Virtual Rabbids: The Big Plan , Ubisoft Entertainment, France
  • Virtual Virtual Reality, Tender Claws, United States
  • VR Cops, VRWare, France
  • Warhammer Quest 2, Perchang, United Kingdom
  • Winions: Mana Champions, Fuero Games, Poland
  • Wire Up, Pyrognomic Software, Romania
  • World of Warships Blitz, Wargaming Group, Cyprus
  • YuME: Alice’s Dream, Netease Games, China
  • Zombie Gunship revenant AR, Limbic Software, United States
  • 陽春白雪(Lyrica), 阿諾瓦工作室(RNOVA Studio), Taiwan

Created in 2004, the IMGA is the longest standing mobile games award program. With its long history and unique judging process, it has discovered 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.

Here Are the Winners of International Mobile Gaming Awards SEA 2017

International Mobile Gaming Awards Southeast Asia 2017 (IMGA SEA 2017) already held its 2nd edition. And here is the list of the winners!

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 year’s IMGA Global competition is sponsored by mobile game publishers Yoozoo, Supercell, Rovio, Baidu, IQIYI, King, and by Gamerefinery, Mobile Action and the City of Helsinki.

This article is part of a partnership with International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA).

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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.