The IMGA 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, the 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 [email protected], 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.