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Nominations announced for IMGA 2016

Eleven categories shortlisted for mobile awards

The shortlists have been publicly announced for the 2016 International Mobile Gaming Awards, the finals of which will take place in San Francisco during GDC on March 15.

Games have been selected in eleven different categories, plus the grand prize and the jury's honourable mention. Previous winners have included Monument Valley, Badland and The Walking Dead. A full listing of this year's nominees is below.

Excellence in Innovation

  • Wuwu & Co
  • SPL-T
  • Lifeline...
  • Dark Echo
  • Does not Commute
  • Please, Don't Touch Anything
  • Plug & Play
  • Land Sliders
  • Her Story

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Tactile Wars
  • World Zombination
  • Finger Derpy
  • FlipChamps
  • Game of Dice
  • King of Thieves
  • Afterpulse
  • Subterfuge
  • DomiNations
  • Agar.io

Best Quickplay Game

  • Super Sharp
  • Trick Shot
  • Smove
  • Smashy Road: Wanted
  • Lines The Game
  • Four Letters
  • Angry Birds 2
  • Downwell
  • Planet Quest
  • Particle Mace

Guilty Pleasure

  • Finger Derpy
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Fishy Meal - A Tail out of Water
  • King Tongue
  • Agar.io
  • Century City
  • CivCrafter
  • Minions Paradise
  • Skyward
  • Alphabear

Best Meaningful Play

  • Story Warriors: Fairy Tales
  • This War of Mine
  • LongStory
  • OPUS: The Day We Found Earth
  • Wuwu & Co.
  • Prune

Excellence in Gameplay

  • The Last Ninja Twins
  • Smashy Road: Wanted
  • Furdemption - A Quest For Wings
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Magenta Arcade
  • Badland 2
  • Divide By Sheep
  • Dungeon of the Endless
  • Particle Mace
  • Don't Starve

Excellence in Storytelling

  • Transistor
  • Grim Fandango Remastered
  • Her Story
  • Knights of Pen & Paper 2
  • Lifeline...
  • LongStory
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Story Warriors: Fairy Tales
  • Tales from the Borderlands
  • The Trace: Murder Mystery Game

Best Technical Achievement

  • Lost Within
  • AG Drive
  • Afterpulse
  • Dungeon Hunter 5
  • Shadowmatic
  • Need for Speed: No Limits

Excellence in Audio, Visual Art & Design

  • The Room Three
  • The Whispered World Special Edition
  • Transistor
  • Wuwu & Co
  • Lumino City
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Badland 2
  • Prune
  • Shadowmatic
  • Angry Birds 2

Best VR Game

  • Land's End
  • Evil Robot Traffic Jam
  • Dead Secret
  • Omega Agent
  • Bait!
  • Bazaar
  • Anshar Wars 2
  • Daydream Blue
  • Neuralgia VR
  • Galaxy Grapple

Best Upcoming Game

  • _PRISM
  • Love You To Bits
  • Crashlands
  • Circa Infinity
  • Cerulean Moon
  • Clash Royale
  • WarFriends
  • The Sandbox 2
  • Quiz Tales
  • Leon!

Disclosure: Dan Pearson, the author of this article, served on the initial selection jury for IMGA 2016.

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