The International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) are now closed to entries, and the judges are starting the lengthy process of selecting finalists.
First, an international panel of judges from Japan, China, Korea, the US, France, the UK, Germany, and Italy will pre-select 80 games from the nearly 400 submitted. The pre-selected games will then be submitted to a international jury who will select 5 nominees for each category, those being: excellence in gameplay, excellence in connectivity, excellence in 3D, best IP-based game, and best casual game.
“This edition is showing a further growth in professionalism and quality worldwide and some astonishing innovations that we canâ€™t wait to disclose to a wider audience, after the judging sessions,” said IMGA founder and managing director Maarten Noyons. “We have seen new work of both the established studios as of small studios and individuals. Excellent work came in from all over the world in all categories: amazing 3D games, clever connected games, cross platform games, but also many Flash games looking a lot better than the ones we saw last year.”
Of the almost 400 entries this year, 45% came from Europe, 26% from Asia, 17% from North America, and 12% from the rest of the world.