Iranian games scoop awards at IMGA

November 15, 2017

TEHRAN – Three Iranian games have won four out of a total of nine main awards at the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Winners were awarded during a ceremony in Amman, Jordan on Saturday, the organizers announced.

“4Wheelers” from Ordibehesht Studio was picked as the Best Multiplayer Game while “Mafioso” from Paeezan Game Studio received the Excellence in Art Award.

“Around Mars” by Iranian game developer Behzad Anjompur won the Excellence in Audio Visual Art and Design Award and Best Upcoming Game Award.

“Fat Bunny” from Groovy Antoid Studio in Lebanon received the Best Quickplay Game Award and “Lost Light” from Tunisia was named the Best Meaningful Play. Other winners were from Kuwait, Palestine and Saudi Arabia.

The winners were selected among the 52 nominees including 16 Iranian games. 

After announcing the nominees in early October, the IMGA deleted Iranian games from the list based on an agreement between IMGA MENA and its partners, the data and mobile services provider Zain Jordan and the game studio Maysalward.

However, they revised their decision after Iran made a protest against the action.

The winner games are eligible to be considered for an IMGA Global Award early next year.

The IMGA is a worldwide competition that started in 2004, and it covers several different regions. In addition to the IMGA Global, which is open to all, there is also IMGA MENA, IMGA Southeast Asia and IMGA China.

Photo: A poster for “Mafioso” from Paeezan Game Studio.

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