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

2 thoughts on “IMGAs Announce Nominees for the Best Mobile Games of 2013

  1. What’s the point in nominating Royal Revolt II for “Best Upcoming Game” despite being nominated a few days before the game’s release>

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