After success in two continents, the team behind the hugely successful International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) announced it is to host the first-ever mobile games competition in Southeast Asia on 8 November 2016, in partnership with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).
Commenting on the new event, Maarten Noyons founder of the IMGA said: “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.”
Gamevil, a leading global mobile games publisher being one of the main sponsors and also part of the judging panel of IMGA looks forward to reviewing, trying out new entries and discovering local talents in Southeast Asia. Gamevil had set sights on Southeast Asia as an important market. According to Kyu Lee, President of Gamevil USA “Teams have been set up in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. And we are definitely looking for local talents to join the teams.”
The call for entries is now open. More than 100 games have already been submitted. Every participant will also have the chance to win a trip to Level Up (flight + hotel + free pass to the event for a total value of approximately 1000,00 $) Two winners will be announced: one in July and one in August.
Mobile games studios, indie developers, publishers involved in any aspect of the creation of mobile games in Southeast Asia are invited to submit their game until 31 August 2016 on IMGA SEA multilingual website: sea.imgawards.com/submit-your-game. 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.