The game, Flipping Filip, had not only blown the judges away by winning in three different categories, but it was a one of a kind type of game. That is exactly what IMGA stands and looks for. Games that are not only innovative but also have a story to tell.
One thousand, indie and established, developing studios submitted their game for the China Edition of IMGA. Some good, some mediocre and others straight copycats from games that we’ve seen many and many times before during previous editions. However, a pool of industry leaders and experts managed to narrow it down to a 78 nominees total list. Which is a massive job in itself!
“The awarded games demonstrate that developers in China are successfully creating a wide range of games with richer means of expression than before,” said a statement from the jury. “They also reflect the ability of their creators to take into account market trends. Developers in this region have a keen understanding of what is working in China, and it’s serving them incredibly well.”
“The 3rd IMGA China received a lot of attention from the Chinese and western game industry since the launch event during the ChinaJoy period. For the tremendous support, we would like to thank the Chinese government, Hardcore Alliance, Indie organizations, HTC, and worldwide sponsors. Our vision is always to find the best mobile games in China and help them to get recognition worldwide. We think this edition was the best IMGA China so far.” Said Charles Chiang, Founder and COO of MyGamez.
Out of the 78 amazing nominees, the following names came out as winners:
Excellence in Visual Art Design: Deep Forest, 胖布丁网络科技有限公司
Best Multiplayer Game: Battle of Arrow, 上海墨游信息科技有限公司
Best Quickplay Game: The fifth Great Invention, 成都东极六感信息科技有限公司
Guilty Pleasure: Pitpat Plan, 上海星为棋信息科技有限公司
Excellence in Gameplay: Ninja Must Die 3, 小白工作室
Excellence in Storytelling: If I Can Come Home Earlier, 闪电鱼
Best Upcoming Game: Ark, 北京鱼说山文化有限公司
Excellence in Innovation: Candleman, 蜡烛人游戏工作室
Excellence in Audio: Nishan Shaman, NEXT Studios
Best Localized western game: Framed 2, 创梦天地
Best VR Game: Spark of Light, Pillows Willow
Best Functional Game: The fifth Great Invention, 成都东极六感信息科技有限公司
Jury’s Honorable Mention: Paper Anne, 北京玉米网络科技有限公司
The ceremony was attended by previous IMGA China winners, sponsor representatives, partners, media, game bloggers, game reviewers, editors, game designers game publishers and representatives of top gaming companies.
The International Mobile Gaming Awards wants to thank all partners and loyal players for making the IMGA China possible.