400 game submissions, 10 games shortlisted, 1 winner
Manila, Philippines – October 25, 2018 – Following the receipt of 400 games submissions, which were eventually shortlisted into 10 finalists, the International Mobile Gaming Awards today announced the winner of the first Blockchain Games Award. The winning entry was revealed as Cryptage: Origins, created by Decenter, a development studio based in Belgrade, Serbia. Cryptage: Origins is a completely decentralized strategic game about the world of cryptocurrency. The Awards Ceremony took place in Manila, Philippines.
“Our objective was to take a deep, long look into this emerging new generation of games and ask ourselves: are these games any fun? What kind of value are they effectively offering to players?” says Maarten Noyons, founder of the IMGA. “We were fortunate enough to gather some of the top experts to help us figure this out.”
“The connection between games and blockchain forms a new union that is promising for players, developers and publishers alike,” said the jury in a joint statement. “The game entered into the competition clearly utilize blockchain and cryptocurrency as a drive for innovation. The winning entry, Cryptage: Origins, brings an educational and approachable experience to users new to the blockchain games market. We believe that it is the ideal game to help players get familiar with blockchain, which is of vital importance that this stage to aid in wider adoption”
IMGA founder Maarten Noyons, Joony Koo of Blockcrafters, Luna Javier of Altitude Games, Paul Gadi of Alto.io, Marc Coupal of Enjin, and other experts in the games and blockchain communities formed the jury who determined the winner of the first IMGA Blockchain Games Award.
The first IMGA Blockchain Games Award was made possible with the support of Alto.io and Magnachain.
The IMGA is mobile gaming industry's leading showcase for groundbreaking innovations, displaying exceptional quality and new trends in mobile entertainment, whether the games are made for the iPhone, for Android Phones or other platforms.
MagnaChain, Gold sponsor of the 3 rd IMGA, is a completely new, built from scratch, public Blockchain and related integration toolset used for blockchain game development. www.magnachain.co
The Alto platform is a suite of tools that enables developers, players, and content creators to mint, use, sell, connect, and search digital assets as part of an item-first economy. http://alto.io