The 2014 Pocket Gamer Awards is sponsored by Kamcord and Chukong Technologies. For any app developer or game studio lucky enough to snag a nod it’s a huge honor especially since the nomination are chosen directly by Pocket Gamer’s dedicated readers for each category. Readers nominated the games that they genuinely believed deserved recognition as one of the best. The list of nominees for this year’s PGAs was announced before the annual GDC party at Roe in San Francisco.
Along with life-long bragging rights all of the winners from the award ceremony received a distinguished crystal trophy and a bottle of champagne to commemorate the special moment.
The big winners at the 2014 Pocket Gamer Awards were Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne which won in three different categories. The hit mobile racing app received the award for Best Sports/Driving Game, Android Game of the Year, and Windows Phone Game of the Year.
Surprisingly, Gameloft’s Asphalt 8 wasn’t the only game that dominated that night. Rovio’s Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage also won in three categories for Best Casual/Puzzle Game, iOS Game of the Year, and Overall Game of the Year. Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage is the first title published under the new Rovio Stars division. The game combines role playing with physics based puzzles as players step into the booties of a Viking sailing across the arctic for treasure and glory. It’s an incredible debut for Rovio Star’s first new title.
Tearaway won the Most Innovative Game category and Limbo snagged the Best Action/Arcade Game award. Telltale Games received the acclaimed Best Developer award, an honor every app developer strives for.
Nintendo received recognition for its contribution this year in gaming and won for Best Adventure /RPG for their Fire Emblem: Awakening game, 3DS Game of the Year for The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Best Publisher.
To view the entire list of winners at the Pocket Gamer Awards you can visit their website.