The IMGA announces its second edition in the Middle East and North Africa! The IMGA calls Game Developers From Turkey!  (International Mobile Gaming Awards) Marseille, France – May 22, 2017 – The call for entries is now open for the 2nd IMGA MENA, the globally recognized awards event celebrating the best mobile games in the region. Mobile and VR game developers, studios, and publishers based in the Middle East and North Africa are invited to submit their games. The deadline for entries is 22 August 2017.

The IMGA is a competition that rewards the best mobile games made in North Africa and the Middle East. And Turkish Game Developers could also be able to join this competition to get the best mobile games awards! Submission is 100% free and will not take more than 2 minutes. The deadline for entries is 22 August 2017. The ceremony will take place in Amman during the Jordan Gaming Summit 2017. You will be able to enter directly from this link:

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“The 1st IMGA in the MENA region showed us the tremendous talent in the region, but the 2nd IMGA will show that this was just the tip of the iceberg: get ready to be blown off your seats this year, when we announce the nominations in October. In the meantime, if you have a game and you are in the region, submit it!” said Maarten Noyons, CEO, and founder of the IMGA.

For this 2nd edition, the ceremony and after-party will take place in Amman during the Jordan Gaming Summit 2017, one of the leading gaming events in the region. This second edition is being made possible by a partnership with Zain and Maysalward, the leading regional mobile games development companies.


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The IMGA calls Game Developers From Turkey! Zain Jordan Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Hanandeh commented: “We are excited for the coming IMGA MENA competition which is held for the second year in a row at Amman, which contributes to establishing that Jordan is set on the roadmap of global mobile gaming which consequently sheds the light on young Jordanian talents. Our partnership with IMGA highlights the efforts exerted by the region’s designers and developers and enables them to reserve a unique place for MENA on the global mobile gaming map, as we are aiming as well to support youth and help them promote their innovative ideas on local and global scales.”

In the inaugural IMGA MENA competition last year, nearly 100 games were submitted from fifteen different countries. 8 developers won an award from a list of 43 nominated games, such as Qutopia, Liyla, and The Shadows of War or PolyBlast.

Submitted games will be played by an online jury that will decide which nominees move on to become finalists. A jury made up of the best gaming experts in the Middle East and North Africa will then select winners. Awarded games will automatically have a chance to win another prize during the 14th IMGA Global edition in San Francisco. To be considered for nomination, submitted games must have been released after May 2016, or have not yet been published. Game submissions will only be accepted from the following countries: Algeria, Bahrein, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey.

About IMGA

Created in 2004, the IMGA is the longest-standing mobile games award program. With its long history and unique judging process, it has recognized some of the world’s most popular titles in their early days, such as Angry Birds, Badland, and Monument Valley. It is the only competition that unites the industry by celebrating excellence and innovation in games. Further information and rules of the IMGA MENA competition can be found on the IMGA website: or call: +33 966 883 199

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  • Anne CHABOT