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International Mobile Game Awards Global names 159 finalists

International Mobile Game Awards Global names 159 finalists

159 finalists have been named for Grand Prix award and 12 other prizes at the International Mobile Gaming Awards Global.

The games have been selected from nearly 3,000 submissions all over the world and include 13 VR games and 29 unpublished titles.

Winners of local competitions in Southeast Asia, the Middle Ease North Africa (MENA) and China were given automatic entry to the IMGA Global competition.

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"2016 was a year of growth for the IMGA," said IMGA CEO and founder Maarten Noyons.

"We launched competitions in Southeast Asia, the Middle East North Africa, and China. The line-up of this year’s IMGA Global campaign is unique, because it is the result of a worldwide search for quality, innovation and originality.

“The 159 nominees, including 29 unpublished games and 13 VR games, have been selected from nearly 3000 submissions, and unites our local competitions winners with those selected from our global call for entries. I personally recommend every single game in this line up."

Judging is currently underway to decide on the winners, who will be revealed on February 28th at the IMGA Global awards ceremony in San Francisco.

The public can also vote for the People’s Choice Award at the IMGA website.

The finalists for the IMGA Global are:

  • 1979 Revolution: A Cinematic Adventure Game, Navid Khonsari
  • Abi, Grant & Bert Studios/Lilith Games
  • BATMAN, The Telltale Series, Telltale Inc
  • Battle of Polytopia, Midjiwan
  • Beat Stomper, Rocky Hong
  • ChemCaper: Act 1 – Petticles in Peril, Jens Schottmann
  • Conduct THIS!, Northplay
  • Cosmic Express, Alan Hazelden
  • Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket, Molly Heady-Carroll
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer, Brace Yourself Games
  • Dancing Hut (Unreleased), Jan Veselý
  • Dandara, David Martinez
  • dark Days, Parralel Studio
  • Dark Dot, Inzen Studio
  • Dawn of Titans, Naturalmotion
  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Double Fine Productions, Inc.
  • DEUL, Dean Day
  • Deus Ex GO, Nicolas Verge
  • DOFUS Touch, Alex Enklaar
  • Draisine Rally, Sami Kosonen
  • Drakenlords, Andres Tallos
  • Dream Defense, Keith Morales
  • Drop the wheels – Physics Game, Wajdi Azar
  • Durango, NEXON Company
  • Egg, Inc, Auxbrain
  • Eisenhorn: XENOS, Pixel Hero Games
  • Ember, 505 Games
  • Emoji Scream, Nathan Fouts
  • Enigmatis 3: The Shadow of Karkhala, Artifex_Mundi
  • EnigmBox, Benoit Freslon
  • eQuiz, Ajay Arora
  • Eraser, Huy Nguyen Tuan
  • Escape With Words, Ander Kumm
  • F1 2016, Codemasters
  • Fetty Wap Nitro Nation Stories, Keegan Carter
  • FIFA Mobile Football, Electronic Arts
  • Final Shot, Netmarble Games
  • Forgotten King, Jan Hrnjak
  • Frostbound, Jill Sciulli
  • Galaxy on Fire 3 – Manticore, Tobias Piwek
  • Gardenscapes, Playrix
  • Gear.Club, Eden Games Mobile
  • Guild of Dungeoneering, Gambrinous
  • Hassle, Nikita Sokolov
  • Hatoful Boyfriend, Devolver Digital
  • High Noon Revolver, Mike Reñevo
  • Hop Hop Away, Hybrid Humans
  • Human Resource Machine, Experimental Gameplay Group
  • Hunters Gate, Josh Tarrant
  • I, Viking, Tim Dvoskin
  • Immortal Conquest, Miley Chen
  • Infinity Inc., George Kobyakov
  • InMind VR 2 (Daydream), Oleg Chumakov
  • Invisible Inc., Klei Games
  • Islands: Non Places, Carlburton
  • iSPY, Marc Mulcahy
  • Jrump, Benjamin Markby
  • King Fight, Rinz Luo
  • Kyo – Dark Quest DEMO, Imad Eddine Toubal
  • Lanota, Chun Chuan Tu
  • Late Shift, Caroline Feder
  • Leap of Fate, Clever-Plays
  • Legacy Quest, Socialspiel Entertainment
  • Legend of the Skyfish, Crescent Moon Games
  • Legends of Callasia, Boomzap Entertainment
  • Lifeless Tales: Dear Clarie, Igor Marcossi
  • Lineage red knights, NCSOFT Corporation
  • Liyla and the Shadows of War, Rasheed Abueideh
  • Looty Dungeon, Taco Illuminati
  • Lost Frontier, Mika Mobile
  • Lost in Harmony, Anne-Laure Fanise
  • Love You to Bits, Alike Studio / Pati.io
  • Mayhem, Ilya Shereshevsky
  • Mekorama, Martin Magni
  • monodi little star, Sticky hands inc.
  • Monster Chronicles, Kelvin Koh
  • Mr. Catt, 7QUARK
  • Mr. Know It All, Tarboosh Games
  • Mr. Robot:1.5.1, Telltale, Inc
  • Neon Chrome, 10tons Ltd
  • Nonstop Knight, Jon Howard
  • OPERATION DRACULA, Nabil Bukraa
  • Orbits, L'amenuiserie
  • Pavilion, Henrik Flink
  • Perchang, BEN MAKE GOOD GAME
  • PinOut, MediocreGames
  • Pirates Gulf, Mahmoud AlSati
  • Pix Hop, Abdallah Elsayed
  • Pokemon GO, Niantic, Inc.
  • PolyBlast, Game Cooks
  • Prism, Clint Siu
  • Pumped BMX 3, Yeah Us!
  • Punch Club, Yulia Vakhrusheva
  • Qurius, Dan Harnett
  • Qutopia, The Lost Methods
  • Redungeon, Nitrome
  • Reigns, Devolver Digital
  • Replica, Somi Koo
  • Retro City Rampage DX, Vblank Entertainment Inc.
  • Rodeo Stampede, Fetherweight Games
  • Roll Turtle, Kira Fu
  • Rome: Total War, Feral Interactive
  • Roofbot, David Fox
  • Rotangle, Youness Dradeb
  • Rush Rally 2, Stephen Brown / Brownmonster Limited
  • Rusty Lake: Roots, Robin Ras
  • Samorost 3, Amanita Design
  • Sara Is Missing, Jeremy Ooi
  • SENS VR, charles Ayats
  • Severed, Drinkbox Studios
  • Six!, GramGames
  • Sky Dancer, Pine Entertainment
  • Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise, Thach Huynh
  • Slither.io, Lowtech Studios
  • Snowboard Party 2 Lite, Ratrod Studio Inc.
  • Sole, Gossamer Games
  • Sorcery! 4, inkle Ltd
  • Space Cycler, Lance Lee
  • Space Marshals 2, Pixelbite
  • Spellsouls Duel of Legends, Nordeus
  • Star Trek Timelines, Elicia Basoli
  • Star Wars™: Force Arena, Netmarble Games Corp.
  • StarDrone VR, Alexey Menshikov
  • STAY, Ignacio Diaz
  • Steamburg, Mariusz Szypura
  • SteamWorld Heist, Image & Form International AB
  • Stick Squad – Suicide Missions, Mario Boutin
  • Stretch Dungeon, Nitrome
  • Super Mario Run, Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Super SteamPuff, Shawn Beck
  • Swan Song: Fantasy chronicles, Games_Labs
  • SwapTales: Leon!, Charlotte Razon
  • Tacticool, Alexey Sazonov
  • Tahu Bulat, Eldwin Viriya
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends, Ludia Inc.
  • The Arcslinger , Richard Robledo
  • The Biumbis, Pablo Navajas
  • The Bug Butcher, Noodlecake Studios Inc
  • The Night Café, Borrowed Light Studios
  • The Rabbit Hole, Pedro Kayatt
  • The Schema ( ??????), Diaa ElHak Guedouari
  • The Swords, Lee-Kuo Chen
  • The Trail, Kongregate
  • The World 3: Rise of Demon, Bob Choi
  • THE WRITER: A CHANGE OF IDENTITY, Alexander Polutov
  • Think Shift, Edmund Ching
  • Thirteen Souls, Bob Choi
  • Toca Hair Salon 3, Toca Boca
  • Toca Life: Vacation, Toca Boca
  • Trigono, Marco Tormento
  • Twobit , laurent kermel
  • Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek, zhiwei tan
  • Viber Emperors, Imperia Online
  • Wands , Lisa Le Gresley
  • We Are Heroes, JOY Entertainment
  • Wonderglade, Peter Stahl
  • Zip Zap, Philipp Sotllenmayer
  • Zombie Anarchy ™: Strategy, War & Survival, Gameloft
  • Zombie Derby 2, HeroCraft

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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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