The winners of the 16th International Mobile Gaming Awards were announced late last week. The online ceremony has been many months in the making, with each game being put through its paces by an international jury of mobile gaming experts. Note that several members of the Pocket Gamer team are registered IMGA jurors. 

If you’d like to watch the ceremony in full, you can do so below. And now, without further ado, here are this year’s winners in every category:

  • Best Quickplay Game – Archero
  • Best Meaningful Play – Dear Reader
  • Excellence in Innovation – What the Golf
  • Best AR Game – Angry Birds AR Isle of Pigs
  • Best VR Game – Akron Attack of the Squirrels
  • Excellence in Audio Design – Alien Blackout
  • Best Technical Achievement – Call of Duty Mobile

  • Excellence in Storytelling – Forgotten Anne
  • Excellence in Game Design – Figment: Journey Into the Mind
  • Excellence in Art – The Gardens Between
  • Excellence in Gameplay – Call of Duty Mobile
  • Best Game for 5G – Dragon Raja
  • Jury Honourable Mention – Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • People’s Choice Award – Hados 2
  • Grand Prix – Sky: Children of The Light

There are lots of very deserving winners in the mix, and it’s good to see genres like AR games and hypercasuals (or “quickplay games”) being celebrated alongside more traditional mobile experiences.

It’s interesting to see Hados 2 take home the People’s Choice Award seeing as it’s currently only available in select regions. That one’s a fast-paced FPS pitched somewhere between Halo and Metroid Prime.
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