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IMGA Reveals Southeast Asia’s Best Mobile Games in Third IMGA SEA Competition

By Febrianto Nur Anwari

Congratulations to the winners!


Best mobile games in the region! Here are the winners of the third IMGA SEA Awards.

The International Mobile Gaming Awards announced the winners of the third edition of their regional competition in Southeast Asia. A panel of entrepreneurs, industry experts, and top developers selected 11 winning games from a shortlist of 75 nominees.

Held in association with the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2018 and Gamefest 2018, this year’s ceremony was held in Manila, the Philippines.

Jury members enjoyed playing the games for two days and found a lot of diversity and creativity in both the selection of games and their unique mechanics. “We were inspired by the massive improvement in production quality from what we’ve seen in years past,” said the jury in a joint statement. “Developers in Southeast Asia are producing games that are more than capable of competing on the world stage,” they continued.

Hamsterdam, made by Muse Games from Taiwan, succeeded in capturing two awards in this year’s competition: Excellence in Gameplay and Best Technical Achievement.

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Marcin Majchrzak, the creator of Tales of Abbie was also selected as the best indie game and nominated to the international Indie Prize showcase, awarded in partnership with the games industry conference series Casual Connect. Marcin Majchrzak, received two standard passes to Casual Connect Asia 2018, a spot at Indie Prize showcase and free accommodation in  Shenzhen, China during the Casual Connect conference that will be held on Nov 12-14.

So, here’s the complete list of the third edition of the IMGA SEA Awards.

Best Multiplayer Game: Billion Lords, Auer Media, Taiwan

Best Quickplay Game: Holy Ship, Altitude Games, Philippines

Excellence in Gameplay: Hamsterdam, Muse Games, Taiwan

Excellence in Storytelling: OPUS: Rocket of Whispers, SIGONO INC., Taiwan

Best Technical Achievement: Hamsterdam, Muse Games, Taiwan

Excellence in Visual Art and Design: Behind the Screen, 18Light Game Ltd, Taiwan

Best Upcoming Game: Gospel of Satan, Fla Game Studio, Taiwan

Excellence in Innovation : QINOTO, Katie Huang (Studio Flip), Taiwan

Excellence in Audio: Valz, Klappanome, Indonesia

People’s Choice Award: Dragon Project, GoGame, Vietnam

Jury’s Honorable Mention: Tales of Abbie, Marcin Majchrzak, Thailand

The 3rd IMGA SEA Nominees Announced – Cast Your Vote Now!

The 3rd IMGA SEA nominees has been announced. You can vote your favorite game from now through the official website. Who will be the winner?

Unfortunately, for the second time in the history of the IMGA Southeast Asia, the jury did not find a winner for the Grand Prix, an award that recognizes innovation that significantly changes the mobile gaming landscape. Despite the fact that all category winners are very high-quality games and strong winners in their genre, the judges did not feel that any game rose high enough above its fellow finalists to be declared the overall winner.

Edited by Devi

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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.