Finally, the winners list of the 13th International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) Global was announced at the ceremony party which took place in Minna Gallery, San Francisco and presented by Australian host, Maude Garrett. Once again, Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise wins the “People’s Choice Award” after received another (back in 2016), at IMGA SEA and nominated “Best Social Game” at Game Connection America 2017.
Nearly 3,000 submissions had joined the 13th IMGA Global, only 159 nominees were hand-picked and the jury selected 16 winners for 16 categories. As usual, many big game titles participated: Pokémon GO, Super Mario Run, Star Wars: Force Arena, Fifa Mobile Football, Clash Royale, Dawn of Titans, Invisible Inc., Batman The Telltale Series, Deus Ex Go: Rome: Total War, etc.. Bypass many giants, Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise has reached the final stage and won the “People’s Choice Award” with a record of 7000 votes from all over the world.
The Grand Prix prize of this year goes to Pokémon GO and Jury’s Honorable Mention for Mekorama, the rest of the list is here:
- Grand Prix: Pokémon GO, Niantic, US
- People’s Choice Award: Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise, VNG Game Studios, Vietnam
- Jury’s Honorable Mention: Mekorama, Martin Magni, Sweden
- Game Artist of 2016: Ben Brudenell, Art Director at Natural Motion
- Excellence in Innovation: Human Resource Machine, Tomorrow Corporation, USA
- Best Multiplayer Game: Clash Royale, Supercell, Finland
- Best Quickplay Game: Conduct THIS!, Northplay, Denmark
- Excellence in Gameplay: Battle of Polytopia, Midjiwan AB, Sweden
- Best Meaningful Play: 1979 Revolution: A Cinematic Adventure Game, iNK Stories, USA
- Excellence in Storytelling: Reigns, Devolver Digital, UK
- Best Technical Achievement: Dawn of Titans, Natural Motion Games Ltd., UK
- Excellence in Visual Art: Invisible Inc., Klei Entertainment, Canada
- Excellence in Audio: Crypt of the NecroDancer, Brace Yourself Games, Canada
- Guilty Pleasure: Steppy Pants, Super Entertainment, Australia
- Best VR Game: Wands, Multivrses AB, Sweden
- Best Upcoming Game: Steamburg, Mariusz Szypura, Poland
“Since winning People’s Choice Award at the 1st IMGA SEA, we are very confident to pursue the goal and make one more remarkable record for our winning at the 13th IMGA Global. This achievement reflects our belief in VNG Game Studios’ product quality and philosophy “By gamers, For gamers” truly. Thank you very much to all Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise fans who shared your votes and love to us”, shared by Mr. Nguyen Nhat Tuyen, VNG Game Studios Director.
“Our 16 winners helped to make this a top year in terms of technology, substance, art and exploration in mobile games.” says Maarten Noyons founder of the IMGA. “I want to thank all our sponsors: KING, Rovio, Supercell, Youzu, TDS, Samsung and Euroméditerranée and everyone who voted online for choosing the People’s Choice Award’s winner.”