We would like to thank all participants who submitted mobile games from all parts of Southeast Asia: Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei… among others! We are very proud that 300 developers in Southeast Asia put their trust in us for this first edition of IMGA SEA. Now that the call for entries ended, it is time to review and select the nominees!
This time, we will have two judging sessions: the online pre-selection (September) and the final judging session in Kuala Lumpur (November).
This first round of selection will allow us to pre-select games thanks to the participation of mobile game experts. Submitted games will be assigned randomly to a panel of judges, all recognized as worldwide experts of the gaming industry. Each online judge will review games and each game will be played by at least 4 judges. This 1-month judging process will help us to drop down the list of games to 100 games preselected. The online judges will play all submitted games and decide whether they are nominated or not.
IMGA SEA nominees will be announced online on October 4th, 2016.
Nominated games will be then played by all of our jury members during the judging session on November 5-6th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The first day will be taken up with nothing else than playing games. The judges will be split up into groups to play through all of the games. They will discuss the different categories and exchange their views about the game’s design, storytelling, gameplay mechanics… After hours of debating, they will decide which game stays in the competition!
All the winners of each category including the Grand Prix and the Jury’s Honorable mention will be decided after these two days.