Southeast Asia’s first International Mobile Game Awards (IMGA) is now closed for entries.
After three months of submissions, 300 games from eight countries around Southeast Asia have been received. With each game showcasing the lively and vibrant community of game developers within this region.
Commenting on the call for entries, Maarten Noyons said: “We have been blown away by the interest and quality of submissions from developers in Southeast Asia. And look forward to announcing those who are nominated for the first IMGA SEA.”
The first round of selection has already started and IMGA SEA nominees will be announced online on October 4th, 2016 via their website sea.imgawards.com.
Games have been submitted by game developers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei. Wth Vietnam ranking as the highest, with a massive number of games submitted followed by Taiwan and Malaysia.
IMGA is the world’s leading independent mobile games competition. With elite sponsors from the gaming industry such as Supercell, Tencent, King, ARM etc.
The IMGA SEA jury is composed of international mobile gaming experts and journalists. Such as Tommy Palm (Resolution Games), Alexander Fernandez (Streamline Studios), Alysia Judge (IGN) among others.
Winners will be selected and announced during the awards ceremony on November 8th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Check out the winners of the previous 12th Annual IMGA Awards in San Francisco here.
Joony Koo, Chairman of the Jury stated: “Having an IMGA SEA to represent the games that are developed in the SEA region. Gives a unique opportunity of highlighting the creativity of the gamers and game studios in Southeast Asia. I am very proud to be a part of the team of judges. We’ll enjoy every moment of the judging session. That is designed to select the best games out of the 300 that were entered.“