International Mobile Gaming Awards reveals nominees for second Middle East and North Africa competition

52 games nominated, lots of them from Iran

International Mobile Gaming Awards reveals nominees for second Middle East and North Africa competition

The International Mobile Gaming Awards has announced the shortlist for its second-ever Middle East and North Africa competition.

The winners of the contest will be announced in Amman on November 11th 2017 during the Jordan Gaming Summit. Judges include Kay Gruenwoldt, Entreprenerd at GameRefinery, Georg Broxtermann, co-founder at flaregames), and Paul Topping, Head of Corporate Development EMEA at NaturalMotion.

Best of the best

Developers from Iran entered more games into the competition than any other country. Jordan and Tunisia came second and third respectively, and the UAE is said to be well-represented.

Back in September 2017, the IMGA unveiled the shortlist for its second-ever SEA competition. Submissions are also now open for its 14th annual IMGA Global competition.

The 52 games nominated for the IMGA MENA are:

  • 4Wheelers, by Ordibehesht Studio, Iran
  • 6wrni, by Red Shark, Jordan
  • Adam World Adventure, by Liquid Pinapples, Palestinian Territories
  • Ancients Revival, by Anashid Games, Iran
  • Around Mars, by Appinu Studio, Iran
  • City Monsters, by NewGen, Tunisia
  • Clown: Legendary Theater, by Game Origins, Iran
  • Color Tracks: Tap & Switch, by Farawla, Jordan
  • Daft Jump, by Three Dots Games, Jordan
  • Dino Hunt Land, by NewGen, Tunisia
  • Falcon Action, by Hybrid Humans, United Arab Emirates
  • Fat Bunny: Endless Hopper, by Groovy Android, Lebanon
  • Get Rich, by Gamified Labs, Kuwait
  • Grapple Gum, by LIVA, Tunisia
  • Halo Ball, by Qamar Games, Egypt
  • HERO Unit, by Jassim Albuarki, Bahrain
  • iTrix: The Trix Card Game, by Diwaniya Labs, Kuwait
  • Klay BBJ Maze, by TunisApp, Tunisia
  • Live TV Tycoon, by Acid Green Games and Sourena Games, Iran
  • Lost Light, by Envast, Tunisia
  • Mafioso, by Paeezan Game Studio, Iran
  • Mala’eeb’s Puzzle, by Dorgam Games, Saudi Arabia
  • Melody Streaks, by Beeble Games, United Arab Emirates
  • MODEY, by MANA 3D Games, Jordan
  • My Rights, by After Work Games Fz LLC, United Arab Emirates
  • Ninja Switch, by Paradox, Tunisia
  • Pass Ball Hard, by Bugbiya Game, Morocco
  • PerCity, by Turned On Digital, Iran
  • Rhythm Pinwheel, by Youmaku Games, Egypt
  • Rooster Wars, by Medrick Fze, Iran
  • Shadow Racer, by Noa Games, Iran
  • Skelewton’s First Law, by Youmaku Games, Egypt
  • Space Cantina: Match 3 Club, by MildMania, Turkey
  • Spaceroids, by Qalamar, Algeria
  • Spinner Fever, by Werewolf, Jordan
  • Spring Farm, by Medrick Fze, Iran
  • Stickman Journey, by Nescie, Jordan
  • Super Sheep, by Appinu, Iran
  • The Ballion, by Lexip Games, Iran
  • The Cage, by Mental Studio, Iran
  • The Way Up, by After Work Games Fz LLC, United Arab Emirates
  • Turbo League, by Zerofour, United Arab Emirates
  • WAVy WAY, by PinchPoint Inc., Palestinian Territories
  • Wojdan, by Light Studio - نقش الضوء, Saudi Arabia
  • Words Shooter, by Gist Technologies, Palestinian Territories
  • YumNumNum, by Bug Games, Iraq
  • الفقعة -Alfag3ah, by Dohan, Saudi Arabia
  • بدو دهقان بدو – Run Dehghan Run, by TeeToTum Entertainment, Iran
  • شعلة – درّب عقلك يومياً Sho’lah – Brain Training, by Elektron Games, Kuwait
  • نبرد اساطیر – Battle of Legends, by Trixmen Studios, Iran
  • نجات قلعه – Save Castle, by Dream Rain, Iran
  • وباء الرياض – Epidemic Riyadh, by Wanas Games, Saudi Arabia


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