MUMBAI: The International Mobile Gaming Awards, launched in 2004, is now entering its foutth year. Close to 400 developers from 42 countries participated in the 2006 competition, which makes the IMGA one of the most important competitions in the mobile entertainment industry.
IMGAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mission is to recognize and reward the best innovators and the most creative developers of mobile games in the world.
As of today, developers can submit their game on line at www.imgawards.com and compete in an international arena with top studios and individual developers from all over the world.
A total of $ 40,000 in prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
Excellence in Connectivity (multi]platform, social networking)
Excellence in 3D
Excellence in Game Play
Best licensed IP]based game
Best Casual Game (Typically developed in Flash or Java.)
International Mobile Gaming Awards founder and managing director Maarten Noyons said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“In 2006 many exciting new connected games and multiplatform games entered the competition, we saw games that were using all the features of mobile phones including microphone, camera, motion sensors and connectivity. We reviewed location based games and 3D games with stunning high quality graphics, and simple, addictive 2D games developed with Flash. This year we are expecting to see innovations and improvements in all these areas. In October we will bring you the 25 nominated games that represent the cutting edge of mobile entertainment worldwide.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Entrants are invited to submit initial proposals before 24 September 2007 and a short list of 25 will be announced by the end of October. Those short listed will then have until 28 January 2008 to produce a demo version of their concept for judging. The winners will be announced at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona on 13 February 2008.