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The IMGA launches its first Blockchain Games Competition and Summit

Marseille, France – August 21, 2018 – The International Mobile Gaming Awards, founded in 2004, and today the largest mobile games competition in the world, with Conferences and Awards Ceremonies in Nanjing, China, Manila, Philippines, Amman, Jordan, Helsinki, Finland, and San Francisco, United States, announced today the launch of a dedicated campaign for a Blockchain competition.

The Awards will be handed out during the Annual Gamefest, which takes place in Manila, Philippines on 25 October 2018.

The announcement is made exactly 10 years after the launch of Bitcoin, the much talked about cryptocurrency, which laid the foundation for the emergence of Blockchain Games.

A Blockchain Game, or Crypto Game is based on the Blockchain. Players are rewarded with a crypto asset when they achieve certain goals. The first Blockchain Game, Huntercoin, was launched in 2014 and many others followed. The most famous Blockchain Game is Cryptokitties, a collection game.

“We want to find out if Blockchain Games are any fun.” Says Maarten Noyons, founder of the IMGA. “There is a lot of hype around these games, so it is a good time to look at all these games seriously and to pick out the best games. We are committed to giving players some solid advice, when we announce the nominees and winners. We hope we will find amazing experiences, including great rewards with tradeable assets. Being paid for playing is a dream many people share.”

The competition will go live today. Submission can be done by simply sending a link to Blockchain@imgawards.com, with information about the publisher and a short description of the game. Links to trailers and whitepapers (pdf only) can be added as well.

“Games represent an important business for blockchain.” Added Joony Koo, partner at Block Crafters Inc., and Chairman of the Blockchain Games Jury. “I look forward to seeing games that are innovative around blockchain. Games that  clearly utilize blockchain and cryptocurrency as a drive for innovation.”

“We’re excited to have the International Mobile Game Awards this year as part of our annual GameFest in Manila. This shows the growing influence of the Philippines in the global game industry. We are happy to honor the best games made in Southeast Asia, and host the inaugural Blockchain Game Awards as well,” Says Gabby Dizon, co-founder and Chairman of Alto.io

Next to Maarten Noyons, Joony Koo and Gabby Dizon, the jury consists of experts in the Blockchain Games business based in the United States, Korea, United Kingdom, France, China and Japan.

 

About IMGA

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.

In collaboration with our partners, we organize conferences and summits in Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, offering unique networking and learning experiences to professionals in the mobile games industry.

 

About the Blockchain games Competition

The IMGA Blockchain Competition is a worldwide competition for the best games build on the Blockchain. The key criteria for submission are that the games have to be playable, even if they haven’t fully launched yet and there must be a reward for the player in the form of a crypto asset.

Deadline for entries is October 15, 2018 and submission can be done simply by sending a link to the game to Blockchain@imgawards.com

The submissions will be judged by a team of experts in video games and decentralized apps and the winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony in Manila on 25 October.

 

About GameFest

Organized by the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), Gamefest is the flagship gaming conference in the South East Asia Region. The two day conference brings the best speakers to the Philippines and gathers game enthusiasts, designers, and developers from the entire SEA game industry. The 2018 edition features a full day on Blockchain games.

 

About Alto.io

Alto.io is creating a decentralized platform with a suite of tools for game developers, item creators and players, built around the blockchain’s item-first economy. Through the Alto platform, interoperable crypto items (blockchain-based game items) will be minted, used, and sold across multiple games and users. Alto.io setting out to enable a self-sustaining ecosystem built around the blockchain’s item-first economy that is fair and mutually beneficial for everyone.

 

About Blockcrafters

Based in Korea, Block Crafters Capital is a professional team of experts in blockchain, startups, and traditional finance that invests exclusively in blockchain technologies. Our mission is to offer investment services for investors who believes in the incredible potential and opportunities in the world of cryptocurrencies.

Having strong relationships with some of the most promising entrepreneurs and other top investors in the traditional finance and cryptocurrency space, Block Crafters Capital is building a diversified portfolio and add value to the crypto world.

 

For more information:

Maria Montagu, NCC Partners

maria@nccpartners.com

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