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March 7, 2017

Pokemon GO Takes Home Grand Prize at IMGA

The International Mobile Gaming Awards announced the winners of their 13th Global Edition. Out of a selection of around 3000 submissions, Niantic takes home the Grand Prix with 15 others placing for exceeding in various aspects of mobile gaming.

Winners of IMGA special category prizes include:

Excellence in Innovation: Human Resource Machine, Tomorrow Corporation, USA
Best Multiplayer Game: Clash Royale, Supercell, Finland
Best Quickplay Game: Conduct THIS!, Northplay, Denmark
Excellence in Gameplay: Battle of Polytopia, Midjiwan AB, Sweden
Best Meaningful Play: 1979 Revolution: A Cinematic Adventure Game, iNK Stories, USA
Excellence in Storytelling: Reigns, Devolver Digital, UK
Best Technical Achievement: Dawn of Titans, Natural Motion Games Ltd., UK
Excellence in Visual Art: Invisible Inc., Klei Entertainment, Canada
Excellence in Audio: Crypt of the NecroDancer, Brace Yourself Games, Canada
Guilty Pleasure: Steppy Pants, Super Entertainment, Australia
Best VR Game: Wands, Multivrses AB, Sweden
Best Upcoming Game: Steamburg, Mariusz Szypura, Poland

Game Artist of 2016: Ben Brudenell, Art Director at Natural Motion
People’s Choice Award: Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise, VNG Games Studio, Vietnam
Grand Prix: Pokémon GO, Niantic, US
Jury’s Honorable Mention: Mekorama, Martin Magni, Sweden

Held during gaming week in San Francisco, the 13th IMGA ceremony was presented by the Australian host Maude Garrett at Minna Gallery. An exclusive after-party hosted by Youzu followed the event.

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