Support your favorite local game with the IMGA SEA Public Choice Award

The International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) officially reached Southeast Asia in 2016, shining a new spotlight on titles such as Boomzap’s Legends of Callasia, Inzen Studio’s Dark Dot, or Noxy Games’ Lanota. While it’s primarily judged by a panel of industry professionals, one game gets the dubious honor of being the public’s favorite. There’s two ways of looking at it: an online popularity contest or a chance at making your favorite developers a tad happier.

Last year’s Public Choice Award went to Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise, a simulation game developed by the Vietnamese VNG Game Studios. It practically has everything you’d expect out of a farming game and then some, given a huge visibility boost thanks to a tie-up with Disney.

For 2017, a total of 65 nominees have made the cut:

  • Singapore
    • Cat Quest
    • Chef Wars
    • Chrono Clash
    • Dark Dot – Unique Shoot ‘Em Up
    • Desert Island Fishing
    • Heroes Infinity: Gods Future Fight
    • Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!
    • Monster Chronicles
    • Oops! Orbital Online Postal Service
    • Raiders Quest RPG
    • Rescue Quest Gold
    • Star Tap – Idle Space Clicker
    • Toriko: Puzzle PVP Game
    • Utopia United: A Dice Soccer Story
    • Valiant Force
  • Malaysia
    • Alien Path
    • Ein & The Fallen Stars
    • Ejen Ali: Emergency
    • Kluno: Hero Battle
    • Playback
    • Postknight
    • Simulacra
    • Spaceship Tilt
    • Sudden Watermelon
    • Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek
  • Philippines
    • Agent Aliens
    • Dream Defense
    • Flippy Bottle Extreme!
    • Mayari
    • Mighty Alpha Droid – Action Word Game
    • Pets Race – Fun Multiplayer Racing With Friends
    • Potion Punch
    • Super 3-Point Shootout
  • Indonesia
    • Almighty: Fantasy Clicker Game!
    • Badminton Stars
    • Bumba Cinta: Love Spice
    • Bunbu Dance Tour: Idol Clicker
    • Chips: Monster Tap
    • Crate Slam
    • Dessert Chain: Coffee & Sweet
    • Dungeon Chef
    • Hollywhoot
    • Icon Pop Quiz 2 – Fun Trivia For The Family
    • Japan Food Chain
    • Kings Play (Chess Puzzle)
    • Klompencapir Regu B
    • Nasi Goreng
    • Nonstop Show
    • Number Rumble : Brain Battle
    • Tahu Bulat 2
    • Tap And Switch – Puzzle Game
    • Tiles Of Waktu (TOW)
    • Umbra: Amulet Of Light
    • Word Adventure
  • Vietnam
    • Dead Target Vr: Zombie Intensified
    • Fancy Dogs – Puzzle & Puppies
    • Line Shifter
    • Pet Farm 3D : Breeding Ville
    • Sky Dancer
    • Swordsman Legend – Infinity Sword
  • Taiwan
    • Desertopia
    • Opus: Rocket Of Whisper
    • 陽春白雪(LYRICA)
  • Thailand
    • Gears Of Steal
    • Panthera Frontier

Cast your vote at the official site, sometime between now and 10 October 2017.

The 2nd IMGA SEA ceremony itself will be held on 13 October, as part of GameStart 2017’s trade line-up (the regular gaming convention happens on 14-15 October). Aside from the mobile awards, business folk can also look forward to  the inaugural SEA Summit Conference, featuring speakers from various corners of the gaming industry.

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Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.