Malaysia to host first-ever IMGA mobile games competition in Southeast Asia

IMGA 2016

Following success in continents, the hugely successful International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA), is coming to Southeast Asia for the first time. Malaysia will play host to the mobile games competition, a collaboration between IMGA and Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).

This will be the first year the awards will be held in Southeast Asia, fresh from the IMGA celebrating the 12th annual awards ceremony in San Francisco. The awards will recognize talents from the fast growing markets of the region.

IMGA 2016
Credit: IMGA

Eyes on SEA

It’s all eyes on Southeast Asia as it shows tremendous download and revenue growth year-on-year. 47% of the global game market comes from Asia, with 58% of total gaming growth coming from the Asia Pacific region in 2016 (Newzoo, 2016)

MDEC says the partnership with IMGA is a testament of Malaysia’s commitment to become the leading ASEAN hub for games development. It hopes the event will raise more awareness on the quality of local talent, including a robust regional and local games industry.

IMGA has a long history and has recognized some of the world’s most popular titles in its early days namely Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans.

IMGA 2016
Credit: IMGA

Calling Malaysian developers

Call for entries has opened until 30 September 2016. Malaysian mobile games studios, indie developers, publishers involved in any form of creation of mobile games are invited to submit their games.

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After an online pre-selection, the judging panel will select winners during the final judging session in an intensive multi-day private roundatable to be held in Penang in early November.

Winners will be announced on 8 November and listed online.

For more information about IMGA, visit



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