The 12th annual International Mobile Gaming Awards nominees announced

The 12 annual International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) nominees have been announced. Gamers and nominees’ fans are now invited to vote for their favorite game to determine the People Choice’s Award at www.imgawards.com . Winners will be revealed at the annual IMGA ceremony held in San Francisco on March 15, 2016 at the 111 Minna Gallery. The 12th annual IMGA today has announced 102 nominations, so there is no shortage of choices to vote on.

Daniel Gray, 2016 jury member and Grand Prix Winner (Monument Valley) of the 11th IMGA, commented, “We had everything from arcade-experience games to big titles with very polished design. The breadth of the entire spectrum from front to back was amazing!” This year will also feature a VR category and there are 10 nominees.  According to Maarten Noyons, the IMGA’s founder, “the new category for VR games was a big success. We had a lot more entries than anticipated. The games were built using different devices and controllers and explored different genres such as arcade, shooters and racing games. It illustrated once again the creativity and endless possibilities in mobile gaming”. 

Hit the jump for the full list of nominees.

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Excellence in Innovation: For the games with innovative gameplay
Test Chamber
Wuwu & Co
SPL-T
Lifeline…
Dark Echo
Does not Commute
Please, Don’t Touch Anything
Plug & Play
Land Sliders
Her Story

Best Multiplayer Game:  T he best games to play with friends
Tactile Wars
World Zombination
Finger Derpy
FlipChamps
Game of Dice
King of Thieves
Afterpulse
Subterfuge
DomiNations
Agar.io

Best Quickplay Game: The games to pick up in a few minutes
Super Sharp
Trick Shot
Smove
Smashy Road: Wanted
Lines The Game
Four Letters
Angry Birds 2
Downwell
Planet Quest
Particle Mace

Guilty Pleasure: For the games no one wants to admit his addiction to
Finger Derpy
Fallout Shelter
Fishy Meal – A Tail out of Water
King Tongue
Agar.io
Century City
CivCrafter
Minions Paradise
Skyward
Alphabear

Best Meaningful Play: The games that make a difference or teach something
Story Warriors: Fairy Tales
This War of Mine
LongStory
OPUS: The Day We Found Earth
Wuwu & Co.
Prune

Excellence in Gameplay:  The games whose core mechanics were the best of the bunch
The Last Ninja Twins
Smashy Road: Wanted
Furdemption – A Quest For Wings
Lara Croft GO
Magenta Arcade
Badland 2
Divide By Sheep
Dungeon of the Endless
Particle Mace
Don’t Starve

Excellence in Storytelling: The games whose stories pulled the players in and never let go
Transistor
Grim Fandango Remastered
Her Story
Knights of Pen & Paper 2
Lifeline…
LongStory
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Story Warriors: Fairy Tales
Tales from the Borderlands
The Trace: Murder Mystery Game

Best Technical Achievement:  The games that pushed technology to the limits
Lost Within
AG Drive
Afterpulse
Dungeon Hunter 5
Shadowmatic
Need for Speed: No Limits

Excellence in Audio, Visual Art & Design: The games whose design was a cut above the rest
The Room Three
The Whispered World Special Edition
Transistor
Wuwu & Co
Lumino City
Lara Croft GO
Badland 2
Prune
Shadowmatic
Angry Birds 2

Best VR Game: The games that bring a new dimension to mobile
Land’s End
Evil Robot Traffic Jam
Dead Secret
Omega Agent
Bazaar
Anshar Wars 2
Daydream Blue
Neuralgia VR
Galaxy Grapple
Bait!

Best Upcoming Game: The games that bring the most excitement for 2016
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Love You To Bits
Crashlands
Circa Infinity
Cerulean Moon
Clash Royale
WarFriends
The Sandbox 2
Quiz Tales
Leon!

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