The organizers have announced the third annual International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA), in which worldwide mobile gaming studios, individual developers, students and researchers are challenged to come up with the most innovative concepts for tomorrow’s mobile games.
The awards themselves will be broken into Grand Prix, Most Innovative Game, Best Interactive Experience, Excellence in 3D, and Best Use of Connectivity categories. Entrants must submit initial proposals by September 11 at 6pm CET, and the best 20 will be announced September 20. Those shortlisted will then have until January 26, 2007, to produce a demo version of their concept for judging, and winners will be announced at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona on February 14, 2007.
In addition to the announcement, the organizers have revealed that Adobe, Movida Group, Nokia, Nvidia, and Texas Instruments have agreed to jointly sponsor the competition, as well as continuing sponsorship from Orange, the Khronos Group, Auchan and Belle de Mai Media Park, Marseille.
This year’s awards will also include a separate competition for students, designed to support up-and-coming developers as they take their first steps within software development industry. Cash prizes will be awarded in the public competition, while students can also win gaming handsets, opportunities to attend training camps, plus an all-expenses-paid trip to the 3GSM World Conference 2007.
Further information on the categories, awards, and entering processes are available at the official website
for the third International Mobile Gaming Awards.