The International Mobile Gaming Awards, the largest competition for talented mobile game developers worldwide, sees improvements in mobile games development worldwide.
SAN FRANCISCO October 23. The Judges from the International Mobile Games Awards (IMGA) have shortlisted the 25 titles from 224 game developers across 42 countries who are competing to be the most innovative unpublished game of 2007.
The IMGA is the leading annual competition for mobile games which rewards the most talented games designers and companies for innovation in design and technology. This is an industry led initiative sponsored by major players in the industry including Adobe Movida, Nokia (main sponsors) and AMD, NVIDIA and Qualcomm. The preliminary judging process was completed in Marseille in the Belle de Mai. The results of these deliberations are announced today with a shortlist of 25 games in 5 different categories:
Excellence in Gameplay
Excellence in Connectivity
Excellence in 3D
Best IP-based game
Best Casual Game (developed in Flash, Java, etc.)
Each of the 392 games were unpublished titles at time of submission and came from all across the globe. 45% of these entries came from Europeans, 26% came from Asia, 17% from North America and 12% from the rest of the world. The selection of the nominees is the result of two judging rounds. On the 3rd of October 20 judges based in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, the USA, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany and the UK have reviewed the entries. Based on their scores, the IMGA staff has determined a top 100. On the 5th of October 10 jury members have gathered in Marseille, France to review the top 100 and to determine which games are to be shortlisted for the IMGA 2007. The final Judging process will take place in February and requires the nominees to supply fully playable versions of their games by 28th January.
“The quality of this year’s submission was extremely high. We are pleased to see that the studios have invested more time in presenting their games better. The judges have had a very difficult task this year to select the nominees out of such a wealth of quality games. We hope that publishers and operators will pick these games up so they will reach the consumers, because we are convinced that consumers deserve the quality and game play that we discovered in this year’s edition.” Says Maarten Noyons, founder and managing director of the IMGA.
The full shortlist of 25 nominees can be reviewed on www.imgawards.com and on Monday 22nd of October the public will be given the opportunity to vote for their favorite game. This special award will be given at the final award ceremony in February. Further details of the IMGA Ceremony in February will be released separately.
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All nominated games can be reviewed at www.imgawards.com/2007_nominees.php
Everybody is invited to register and vote for its favorite game !