IMGA Shortlist Announced

The nominees for the 2011 International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGAs) have been announced, with over 30 games in six categories being put forward for the final round of judging. 263 games from all over the world were submitted for review by the international panel of experts.

“We have had an unprecedented response for this year’s awards”, says Maarten Noyons, CEO and Founder of the IMGA. “We see a trend of very high quality, big productions coming to the mobile platform and on the other hand a lot of fresh innovative casual games. I think the jury has made a very interesting choice. The 7th IMGA shows a wealth of new ideas and ground-breaking quality coming from studios all over the world.”

The nominees are:
Best Casual Game              
Bird Strike (Gold Edition) – PikPok                        
Bulba The Cat – C4M                            
Fruit Ninja – Halfbrick                      
Jenga – NaturalMotion              
Plants vs. Zombies – PopCap Games           
Best Real World Game
AR Invaraders – Soulbit7 
Blaze – A Different Game        
Ghostwire – A Different Game         
Pocket Critter – Jilin Animation Institute 
Tourality – Creative Workline         
Best Sports Game
Billabong Surf Trip – Biodroid Productions   
Championship Manager 2011 – Dynamo Games
Ice Breaker – NaturalMotion               
Lets Golf 2 – Gameloft                     
Snowboard Hero – Fishlabs                       
Excellence in Design
Galaxy on Fire 2 – Fishlabs                       
ilomilo – Southend Interactive     
Infinity Blade – Chair Entertainment      
Real Racing 2 – Firemint                       
Zen Bound 2 – Secret Exit
Excellence in Gameplay              
Beyond Ynth – FDG Entertainment       
GunsnGlory – Handy Games              
N.O.V.A. 2 – Gameloft                     
Perfect Cell – Mobigame                   
Pixn Love Rush – BulkyPix                      
Most Innovative Game
Anomaly Warzone Earth – 11 bit studios               
EpicWin – Tak Fung                     
Finger Balance – Coconut Island Studio  
Papa Sangre – Somethin Else             

The Line – Ant Hive Games   


The winners in each category for this year’s awards will be announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.