Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise nabs back-to-back People’s Choice Award at 13th IMGA Global

By Kin Boon on Mar 3, 2017

VNG Game Studios’ mobile farming simulator, Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise has won the People’s Choice Award at the 13th International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) Global. This is their second win after clinching the same popular vote at last year’s IMGA SEA.

More than 100 nominees were up for the running at the 13th IMGA Global, with juries selecting 16 winners for the 16 awards being contested at the event. Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise garnered more than 7000 votes and beat the likes of Pokemon GO, Super Mario Run, Clash Royale, and Total War to bring home the People’s Choice Award.

“Having won the People’s Choice Award at the 1st IMGA SEA, we are very confident in achieving another remarkable record at the 13th IMGA Global. This achievement reflects our belief in VNG Game Studios’ product quality and philosophy “By gamers, For gamers”. Thank you very much to all Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise fans who showcased their love for the game and voted for us”, said Nguyen Nhat Tuyen, VNG Game Studios Director.

Here is the full list of winners at the 13th IMGA Global:

  • Grand Prix: Pokémon GO, Niantic, US
  • People's Choice Award: Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise, VNG Game Studios, Vietnam
  • Jury's Honorable Mention: Mekorama, Martin Magni, Sweden
  • Game Artist of 2016: Ben Brudenell, Art Director at Natural Motion
  • Excellence in Innovation: Human Resource Machine, Tomorrow Corporation, USA
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Clash Royale, Supercell, Finland
  • Best Quickplay Game: Conduct THIS!, Northplay, Denmark
  • Excellence in Gameplay: Battle of Polytopia, Midjiwan AB, Sweden
  • Best Meaningful Play: 1979 Revolution: A Cinematic Adventure Game, iNK Stories, USA
  • Excellence in Storytelling: Reigns, Devolver Digital, UK
  • Best Technical Achievement: Dawn of Titans, Natural Motion Games Ltd., UK
  • Excellence in Visual Art: Invisible Inc., Klei Entertainment, Canada
  • Excellence in Audio: Crypt of the NecroDancer, Brace Yourself Games, Canada
  • Guilty Pleasure: Steppy Pants, Super Entertainment, Australia
  • Best VR Game: Wands, Multivrses AB, Sweden
  • Best Upcoming Game: Steamburg, Mariusz Szypura, Poland

“Our 16 winners helped to make this a top year in terms of technology, substance, art and exploration in mobile games,” said the founder of IMGA, Maarten Noyons. “I want to thank all our sponsors: KING, Rovio, Supercell, Youzu, TDS, Samsung and Euroméditerranée and everyone who voted online for choosing the People’s Choice Award’s winner.”

Kin Boon
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