The International Mobile Gaming Awards is the longest standing mobile games award program started in 2004 by Maarten Noyons. With its unique judging process, it has recognized some of the world’s most popular titles. Earlier this year, the IMGA celebrated its 12th edition in San Francisco.
A few weeks, the IMGA has announced the launch of new competition for mobile games developers and studios in Southeast Asia, aiming at elevating local gaming industry and discovering the best mobile games in this region.
Southeast Asia, the Rising Star of the Gaming World
To answer the question why targets SEA, the founder of the IMGA Maarten Noyons commented: “Southeast Asia is rightly held up around the world as a hotbed of mobile gaming talent, showing tremendous download and revenue growth year-on-year. As all eyes look to Asia, we are proud to bring IMGA here to celebrate this creative and exciting industry, and can’t wait to see what we ultimately unveil from the community during our ceremony event.”
According to Newzoo, 47% of the global game market comes from Asia and only in Southeast Asia the gamers’ population has already reached 126 millions. It shows not only a great development of gaming industry in this area during recent years but also a potential for the mobile game market to grow to 2,200 million dollars by 2018 in SEA.
No Matter Big Games or Small Games
Partnering with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the 1st IMGA SEA welcomes mobile games studios, indie developers, publishers involved in any aspect of the creation of mobile games located in Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Taiwan.
Free and Easy Submission
The call for entries is open until 31 August. Developers are invited to submit their games for free on the website: sea.imgawards.com. After an online preselection, the panel will select the winners during the final judging session in an intensive multi-day private roundtable held in Penang in early November. Winners will be announced on 8th November and listed online.
Let Your Game Shine
The 1st IMGA SEA is an opportunity for both big titles and small indies to compete in a fair platform. The mission of the IMGA is to select the most innovative and creative mobile games of the year. So if you like your games, if you believe in your games, you should join the competition and let your games shine.
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