The International Mobile Gaming Awards announced the winners of the first IMGA SEA in Kuala Lumpur. After two days of intense playing and debating, the jury of experts selected 13 prizes for the IMGA’s first edition in Southeast Asia.
“This was an amazing journey,” said Maarten Noyons, Founder of the IMGA. “In this region, we found amazing creativity and world-class skills. There are young teams here with a bright future ahead. These winners represent the best of the best in Southeast Asia today, with mobile games that are ready to be discovered by players worldwide.”
The IMGA SEA ceremony was held during the Level Up KL 2016 conference, and organized in partnership with MDEC, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation.
“We’re excited to see such wonderful representation from the Southeast Asian games industry, with so many amazing games,” added Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, Director of Creative Content & Technologies Division at MDEC. “The breadth of genres and stories to be found within these games is huge and unique. MDEC is grateful that a partner like IMGA has helped to unearth the best of the best from Southeast Asia. We’re excited to have everyone know these winners and experience their games.”
And the winners are…
Jury’s Honorable Mention: Sara is missing, Monsson Lab, Malaysia
Excellence in Innovation: Dark Dot, Inzen Studio, Singapore
Best Multiplayer Game: Legends of Callasia, Boomzap Entertainment, Philippines
Best Quickplay Game: Super SteamPuff, Weyrdworks, Malaysia
Guilty Pleasure: Tahu Bulat, Own Games, Indonesia
Best Meaningful Play: ChemCaper, ACE Ed-Venture Studio Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
Excellence in Gameplay: Legends of Callasia, Boomzap Entertainment, Philippines
Excellence in Storytelling: Opus: The day we found earth, SIGONO INC., Taiwan
Best Technical Achievement: The World 3: Rise of Demon, Good net technology co. Ltd, Taiwan
Excellence in Audio: Lanota, Noxy Games Inc., Taiwan
Excellence in Visual Art & Design: Eraser: Deadline Nightmare, Hiker Games, Vietnam
Best Upcoming Game: Sara is missing, Monsoon Lab, Malaysia
People’s Choice Award: Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise, VNG GAME STUDIOS, Vietnam
The winner of the public voting has also been revealed: Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise, VNG GAME STUDIOS, Vietnam won the People’s Choice Award after two months of voting, and more than 1000 votes.
The IMGA is the longest standing mobile games award program started in 2004. With its long history and unique judging process, it has recognized some of the world’s most popular titles in their early days, such as Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans. It is the only competition that unites the industry by celebrating excellence and innovation in games.