San Francisco, CA (GDC) – 28 February 2017 – The International Mobile Gaming Awards

(IMGA) today announced the winners of their 13th Global edition. In total, the jury selected 16

winners from a shortlist of 159 nominees that were previously hand-picked from nearly 3000


This year’s Grand Prix goes to the worldwide hit Pokémon GO, while the one-man indie

developer Martin Magni won the Jury’s Honorable Mention with his puzzle game Mekorama.

Online voters chose Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise as the winner of the People’s Choice

Award, with a record of 7000 votes from all over the world. Additionally, Ben Brudenell, Art

Director at Natural Motion, has been honored with the IMGA’s inaugural Game Artist Award

for his outstanding work on Dawn of Titans.

"Our expert jury members reviewed close to 3000 games this year, and the 159 nominations

that resulted represent the cream of the mobile gaming crop in 2016. 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.”

Winners of IMGA special category prizes include:

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


Game Artist of 2016: Ben Brudenell, Art Director at Natural Motion

People's Choice Award: Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise, VNG Games Studio, Vietnam

Grand Prix: Pokémon GO, Niantic, US

Jury's Honorable Mention: Mekorama, Martin Magni, Sweden

Held during gaming week in San Francisco, the 13th IMGA ceremony was presented by the

Australian host Maude Garrett at Minna Gallery. An exclusive after-party hosted by Youzu

followed the event.