The 2014 International Mobile Gaming Awards Nominees Are…



The International Mobile Gaming Awards have been awarding the outstanding mobile games for 10 years now, with this year’s celebration being the 11th. Mobile gaming journalists, developers, and publishers have collectively reviewed over five thousand mobile games over these years. The competition embraces AAA games and indie titles from developers, researchers, students and artists from all over the world. The games that have been nominated are already rewarded by the sheer fact of nomination while the winner stays in the hall of fame for good, as Badland, the Walking Dead, Infinity Blade II and many others. Of course, each nomination is a huge reward for the developers, but besides giving more spotlight to the already established games, the IMG awards have a special category – the Best Upcoming Games.


Whether or not the below listed nominees are your favorite games, there is sure to be a game you would like to cast a vote for, so go ahead to the IMGA website and vote for the game that struck a chord in your heart. If you are not registered, yet, doing so is a five second affair because you can register with your Facebook or Twitter credentials and vote for that little mobile gem you like most.

Notably, this list is probably the only list of the best games of 2014 that included Kim Kardashian’s game and the Flappy Bird. While I can understand the impact Flappy Bird had on mobile gaming industry, it totally beats me what Kim is doing on the list.

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Without further ado, here are this year’s nominees that have been screened from over one thousand entrants.

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Fates Forever [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Brain Wars [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Vainglory [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Bounden
  • Mucho Party
  • Trivia Crack
  • Soccer Physics
  • World of Tanks: Blitz
  • Boom Beach

Excellence in Audio Visual Art & Design

  • Godfire: Rise of Prometheus [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Haunt the House: Terrortown
  • Notespace Beat
  • Monument Valley
  • Tengami
  • Leo’s Fortune [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Rival Knights
  • ALONE…
  • Chronology: Time

Best Meaningful Play

  • Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games [Pocketmeta Review]
  • First Strike 1.2 [Pocketmeta Review]
  • The Counting Kingdom
  • Twelve – Hardest Puzzle
  • Papers, Please [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • Scrap Squad

Guilty Pleasure

  • Flappy Bird
  • FootLOL: Crazy Soccer
  • 2048
  • Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker
  • Desert Golfing
  • LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum
  • Goat Simulator [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Candy Crush Soda Saga
  • Tap Titans
  • Zombie Highway 2
  • Pair Solitaire

Best Upcoming Game

  • Tropical Wars
  • Prune
  • Prismatica
  • Space Noon
  • Koi
  • Wings of Fire
  • Tower Slash
  • SwapQuest
  • Hordemaster

Best Quickplay Game

  • Timberman
  • Dumb Ways to Die 2: The Games [Pocketmeta Review]
  • RETRY [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Threes! [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Crossy Road
  • Zoi
  • ALONE…
  • UsiDorobo
  • Pako – Car Chase Simulator

Best Technical Achievement

  • AERENA – Clash of Champions
  • Snowboard Party
  • Ace Fishing: Wild Catch
  • XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Bounden
  • World of Tanks: Blitz
  • Galcon 2: Galactic Conquest
  • Vainglory [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Skylanders Trap Team

Excellence in Innovation

  • Watch Dogs Companion: ctOS
  • Bounden
  • Threes!
  • Monument Valley
  • Sometimes You Die
  • Strung Along
  • Soccer Physics

Excellence in Storytelling

  • Out There [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • Game of Thrones – A Telltale Game Series
  • 80 Days
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • The Banner Saga
  • Thomas Was Alone

Excellence in Gameplay

  • Leo’s Fortune [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Wayward Souls [Pocketmeta Review]
  • Papers, Please [Pocketmeta coverage]
  • FTL: Faster Than Light
  • Table Tennis Touch
  • MUJO
  • Royal Revolt 2
  • Motorsport Manager
  • Smash Hit [Pocketmeta Review]

Nominees are listed here

Register with the IMGA website here

Vote for your favorite game here