Telltale Games and The Walking Dead win big at IMGAs
The biggest winner of the night was Telltale Games, which took home the Excellence in Storytelling award and the Grand Prix prize for its episodic undead opus The Walking Dead.
As well as some handsome trophies, Telltale was awarded a package of $650,000 worth of media coverage from IMGA sponsor ProSiebenSat.1 Games.
Fireproof Games also took home two prizes, walking away with the Excellence in Visuals award and the People's Choice Award for The Room.
A hand for the winners
The Gameplay award went to Big Fish Games for Fairway Solitaire, while King's Candy Crush Saga took the Social Gaming prize.
Henry Smith's collaborative curio Spaceteam won an Excellence in Innovation award, and WeWantToKnow AS' DragonBox+ was awarded the Best Serious Game gong.
The jury which consisted of journalists from 148Apps, IGN, TouchArcade, Joystiq and Pocket Gamer also gave honourable mentions to 1337 Game Design's Devil's Attorney and Six to Start's Zombies, Run!
Telltale Games, with trophy and customary massive cheque.
"The 57 nominees of this 9th IMGA are a unique collection of the best games produced in 2012 and each and every one of them are worth checking out," said IMGA founder Maarten Noyons.
"The winners are of exceptional quality and show how mobile games have revolutionized the games industry."