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    IMGAs Announce Nominees for the Best Mobile Games of 2013

    After several days of intense play-testing, discussion, and debate, the International Mobile Gaming Awards have announced their picks for the best mobile games of 2013. These categories represent a wide range of achievements in gaming, including technology, sound design, storytelling, multiplayer, education, and more.

    I was in the jury room in Marseille, representing Slide To Play and the mobile gaming press along with 148 Apps, Pocketgamer, Touch Arcade, Geek Bomb, and Mashable. Industry executives from DeNA, Telltale, Rockfish Games, Playground, and more were also on the jury, but they abstained from voting on their own company’s games.

    Here’s the full list of nominees, plus links to our reviews of the games. The winners will be selected during GDC in San Francisco next month, and they’ll receive a media package to help market and advertise their award-winning games.

    Be sure to let us know in the comments which nominees you think are most deserving of the top prizes, and we’ll take that into consideration when picking the winners at GDC.

    Excellence in Art Design

    Icycle: On Thin Ice

    Badland

    Limbo

    The Wolf Among Us

    Year Walk

    Incredipede

    Sine Mora

     

    Excellence in Sound Design

    Papa Sangre II

    Republique

    Device 6

    Detective Grimoire

    Limbo

    The Room Two

    Dropchord

    Poker Night 2

     

    Excellence in Gameplay

    Oceanhorn

    Rymdkapsel

    Ridiculous Fishing

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Limbo

    Plants vs. Zombies 2

    Tiny Thief

     

    Excellence in Storytelling

    The Wolf Among Us

    Republique 

    Device 6

    Walking Dead: The Game – Season 2

    Year Walk

    Detective Grimoire

    Blackbar

     

    Excellence in Innovation

    Republique

    Device 6

    Blek

    Blackbar

    Luxuria Superbia

    Clumsy Ninja

    Crabitron: Giant Space Crab Simulation

     

    Best Shared Experience

    Haunted Hollow

    QuizUp

    Heads Up

    Sushi Scramble

    Fates Forever

    Gentlemen!

    You Don’t Know Jack Party

     

    Best Technical Achievement

    Infinity Blade III

    Real Racing 3

    Republique

    Dead Trigger 2

    Clumsy Ninja

    Call of Duty: Strike Team

    Deux Ex: The Fall

     

    Best Serious Game

    Type: Rider

    Artistico – The Game for Art Lovers

    Cosmic Reactor Math

    Sushi Scramble

    Toca Builders

     

    Best Quickplay Game

    Mr. Crab

    Dots: A Game About Connecting

    Fish out of Water

    Temple Run 2

    Cut the Rope 2

    Pivvot 

    Joe Danger Infinity 

    Strata

    Zorbie

    Colossatron

     

    Best Upcoming Game

    Framed

    Royal Revolt II

    First Strike

    Robonauts

    Roll Back Home

    Prismatica

    Find the Line

    Tako’s Japanese

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