16th International Mobile Gaming Awards Announces its Nominees

16th International Mobile Gaming Awards Nominees

Helsinki, April 15, 2020 – The 16th International Mobile Gaming Awards Global announced today the 127 games nominated for the Grand Prix, as well as those nominated for the 13 additional prizes, including a newly launched prize: Best Game for 5G.

The location, date and time of the Awards Ceremony and the announcement of the winners is yet unknown. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, countries around the world are struggling to prevent its spread.

Patricia J. Lorenzo, Marketing Lead of The 16th IMGA

“These are difficult times for everyone, everywhere. Our heart goes out to all those who suffer and we hope that our leaders will make the right choices and lead us to a safer future.”

More than 500 games were submitted to the 16th IMGA this year. 265 jury members from all over the world were given access to these games and were invited to test, comment and give their verdict. Their verdict is based upon the graphics richness in making the world and characters come to life, compelling storyline, size of these games, and other criteria that utilizes the speed 5G to elevate gameplay. The games that received the highest scores are part of the 127 games nominated.

People’s Choice Award

The public can now vote now at imgawards.com to help their favorite game win the People’s Choice Award.

The nominated games include games from all parts of the world and excel in creativity, innovation, technical excellence, art, sound, and design. In this 16th year, the IMGA is judging massively multiplayer games, VR games, AR games, games made by the largest studios, small independents and even one-man and one-woman companies.

Maarten Noyons, Founder of the IMGA

“The IMGA has been a platform for the latest innovations in mobile gaming and today, we consider 5G as a technology which will have a huge impact on the mobile games of tomorrow, especially for content-rich multiplayer games and VR and AR games. I am very pleased and proud that we can put 5G in the spotlight, thanks to our category sponsor Qualcomm Technologies. Qualcomm brought you 3G and 4G and is now leading the world to 5G.”

Dave Durnil, senior director, engineering and head of gaming, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

“5G connectivity unlocks exciting opportunities for mobile gaming by delivering uncompromised online multi-player experiences, truly immersive XR and console-quality gaming you can stream from cloud servers, allowing gamers to play virtually anywhere. With Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G Mobile Platforms powering a new generation of mobile devices, we are thrilled to sponsor and see how developers use 5G to expand the boundaries of gaming in the new IMGA category: Best Game for 5G.”

About IMGA

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. In 2016 the IMGA launched local competitions in Southeast Asia, China, and the Middle East, North Africa while keeping an international competition.

The 16th IMGA is sponsored by MyGamez, Supercell, The City of Helsinki, Qualcomm and Resolution Games.

And the Nominees Are

  • #DRIVE, Pixel Perfect Dude, Poland
  • Acron: Attack of the Squirrels!, Resolution Games, Sweden
  • Alien: Blackout, D3 Go!, USA
  • Alt-Frequencies, Accidental Queens, France
  • ALTER EGO, Caramel Column Inc., Japan
  • American Dad! Apocalypse Soon, Fast Forward, Russia
  • Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs, Resolution Games, Sweden
  • Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, Resolution Games, Sweden
  • Archero, Habby, Singapore
  • Arrog, LEAP Game Studios and Hermanos Magia, Peru
  • Assemble with Care, ustwo games, United Kingdom
  • Astrologaster, Nyamyam, United Kingdom
  • Bad North: Jotunn Edition, Plausible Concept, Sweden
  • Battle Bowls, Crystal Pug, Australia
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Publisher: HandyGames, Germany
  • Beat Saber, Beat Games, Czech Republic
  • Bird BnB, Runaway Play, New Zealand
  • Black Desert Mobile, Pearl Abyss, United Kingdom
  • Brawl Quest: Alice Brigade, ThinkBIT Games, Philippines
  • Call of Duty®: Mobile, Activision Publishing, Inc., USA
  • ChuChu Rocket! Universe, SEGA, USA
  • CLOSER – anagnorisis, Chen Guo, China
  • Crossdoku: Math Crossword Sudoku, Amr Hassan, Egpyt
  • Cultist Simulator, Weather Factory, United Kingdom
  • Dear Reader, Local No. 12, USA
  • DeLight, DreamTree Games, Malaysia
  • Dota Underlords, Valve, USA
  • Dragon Raja, Archosaur Games, USA
  • Edge Flip, Lume Studio, United Kingdom
  • Enhance, DADIU, Denmark
  • Enter The Color, TapMen, Romania
  • Fans of Soccer: Online Football Disc Challenge, OM Entertainment, Saudi Arabia
  • Farmstead, Thoughtfish, Germany
  • Figment: Journey into the Mind, Bedtime Digital Games, Denmark
  • Football Manager 2020 Mobile, SEGA, USA
  • Forgotton Anne, ThroughLine Games, Denmark
  • FUN RACE 3D, Good Job Games, Turkey
  • Graveyard Keeper, tinyBuild LLC, USA
  • Gravity Rider Zero, Vivid Games S.A., Poland
  • Grindstone, Capybara Games Inc., Canada
  • Hack n Slide, Nanashi Studio, Spain
  • HADOS 2, MeshGameStudio, Iran
  • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic, Inc. and WB Games, USA
  • HeavenTravel, yansquareheaven, China
  • Hold Me Closer, DADIU, Denmark
  • HomeCrush 2020, Friday Game, China
  • Hot Lava, Klei Entertainment, Canada
  • Hot Wheels Infinite Loop, Mattel, USA
  • Hyper Light Drifter Special Edition, Heart Machine, USA
  • Inbento, Afterburn, Poland
  • Ink, Mountains and Mystery, NetEase Games, China
  • INMOST, Hidden Layer Games, Lithuania
  • KIDS, Playables, Switzerland
  • KING’S LEAGUE II, KURECHII, Malaysia
  • Knight Brawl, Colin Lane Games AB, Sweden
  • Knighthood, King, Malta
  • Krystal Kart AR, Antler Interactive AB, Sweden
  • LEGO Builder’s Journey, Light Brick (LEGO Games), USA
  • Linn: Path of Orchards, Crescent Moon Games, USA
  • Looters, Karizma Studio, United Kingdom
  • Manifold Garden, William Chyr Studio, USA
  • Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo Co., Ltd., USA
  • Million Dungeon, TallRoad, China
  • Mini Motorways, Dinosaur Polo Club, New Zealand
  • Misadventure In Little Lon, 10Tickles, Australia
  • Mosaic, Krillbite, Sweden
  • Mutazione, Die Gute Fabrik, USA
  • Numbers Planet, Amr Hassan, Egypt
  • Oceanhorn 2 Knights of the Lost Realm, Cornfox & Brothers Ltd., Finland
  • Olimdal, Buğrahan Demir, Turkey
  • One Word, Teatime Games, Inc., Iceland
  • Outlanders, Pomelo Games, Uruguay
  • OXXO, Hamster On Coke Games, Poland
  • Parental Farm, Lexip Games, Iran
  • Persephone: Tale of Demeter, Momo-pi, Switzerland
  • Pilgrims, Amanita Design s.r.o., Czech Republic
  • Pistol Whip, Cloudhead Games, Canada
  • Possessions, Lucid Labs, India
  • Raiders of the North Sea, Dire Wolf Digital, USA
  • Rescue Wings!, Little Chicken Game Company, Netherlands
  • Ritbone, Lexip Games, Sweden
  • Rise of Kingdoms, Lilith Games, China
  • Rocky Rampage: Wreck ’em Up, Joyseed Gametribe, Indonesia
  • Rumble Stars, Frogmind, Finland
  • Saint Seiya Awakening: Knights of the Zodiac, Tencent TIMI Studio Groups, China
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts, Simogo, Sweden
  • Seqitaire, DC Creation Studios, USA
  • Shadow of Naught, Taawoos Studio, Iran
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens, WayForward Technologies, Inc., USA
  • Shop Titans, Kabam Games, Inc., Canada
  • Skate City, Snowman, Canada
  • Sky: Children of the Light, Thatgamecompany, Inc., USA
  • SnowFight Go, Gamen, China
  • Song of Bloom, kamibox, Germany
  • Spiral Storm, NExT Studios, China
  • Sprint RPG, Nitrome, United Kingdom
  • Squp, Unbound Game Studio, United Arab Emirates
  • Star Traders: Frontiers, Trese Brothers, USA
  • Stars, Hoogoo Game Studio, Iran
  • Stellar Commanders, Blindflug Studios AG, Switzerland
  • Subscribe to My Adventure, Gamtropy, Taiwan
  • Sync: Party Hard, Siis Games, Turkey
  • Tangle Tower, SFB Games, United Kingdom
  • Taravana, Heatherglade, Cyprus
  • Telling Lies, Sam Barlow, Furious Bee Limited, United Kingdom
  • The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands, FredBear Games (Pub) / Xigma Games (Dev), United Kingdom
  • The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets, Fast Travel Games, Sweden
  • The Devil’s Calculator: A Math Puzzle Game, Cinq-Mars Media (non-profit), USA
  • The Elder Scrolls: Blades, Bethesda, USA
  • The Gardens Between, The Voxel Agents, Australia
  • The Station, Virtro Entertainment, Canada
  • The Unic, Lozange Lab, France
  • To Ashes, DADIU, Denmark
  • Vacation Simulator, Owlchemy Labs, USA
  • Vader Immortal, ILMxLAB, USA
  • Vectronom, Ludopium, France
  • Voetsek, Surge Innovations, South Africa
  • Wanderlust Travel Stories, Different Tales, Poland
  • Wanna Survive, PINIX, Taiwan
  • Way of the Turtle, Illusion Labs, Sweden
  • What the Golf?, Triband, Denmark
  • Where Cards Fall, Snowman, Canada
  • Whispers of a Machine, Clifftop Games & Faravid Interactive, Sweden
  • Word Forward, Rocketship Park, Canada
  • Zirzamine khane mafiaee, Mohammadali Abedinifar, Iran
  • Zombie Blast Crew, Vivid Games S.A., Poland
  • Zombie Night Terror, NoClip / Voxler, France

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