igfm_logoIGF announced the finalists for their 2010 mobile games competition. Last year's winners were dominated by iPhone games.

This year's finalists again are dominated by iPhone entries and include:

Best Mobile Game Design

Achievement In Art

Technical Achievement

Audio Achievement

Best iPhone Game

Results are announced on February 8th and will be showcased at GDC 2010 in March.

  • misfitskater6

    Props to Hook Champ and MiniSquadron!!!!!

  • misfitskater6

    Props to Hook Champ and MiniSquadron!!!!!

  • Steve

    Is "Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor" the most over-rated iPhone game ever?

    • MidianGTX

      Nope, but I'm confused as to why Zombie Pizza is listed in the Audio Achievement category... it's a decent game but I can't say I noticed anything special in that particular area.

    • Poedonk

      over rated and slightly boring is my vote.

    • Methuselah

      No, Hook Champ is the most over-rated game IMO.

  • Steve

    Is "Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor" the most over-rated iPhone game ever?

    • MidianGTX

      Nope, but I'm confused as to why Zombie Pizza is listed in the Audio Achievement category... it's a decent game but I can't say I noticed anything special in that particular area.

    • Poedonk

      over rated and slightly boring is my vote.

    • Methuselah

      No, Hook Champ is the most over-rated game IMO.

  • LBG

    Hahaha, that list is total BS.

    • chris

      im gonna have to agree. laughs.

      chris.

  • LBG

    Hahaha, that list is total BS.

    • chris

      im gonna have to agree. laughs.

      chris.

  • Jack

    wow! Drop7 nominated ?!
    This game is fucking incredible, and the best puzzle game I ever played on my ipod.

  • Jack

    wow! Drop7 nominated ?!
    This game is fucking incredible, and the best puzzle game I ever played on my ipod.

  • john

    Wow, this list is lacking to say the least. Stair dismount is the highest technical achievment for the year? Really? No one out there is pushing the iPod more than Stair Dismount eh?

  • john

    Wow, this list is lacking to say the least. Stair dismount is the highest technical achievment for the year? Really? No one out there is pushing the iPod more than Stair Dismount eh?

  • MTFox

    Is that list a joke or just an incomplete listing?

  • MTFox

    Is that list a joke or just an incomplete listing?

  • MikaMobile

    If you're wondering why that list might not align with your expectations...

    The IGF only honors games that are submitted by the developer for consideration - its like an independent film festival. They recieved only about 170 entries this year across all mobile platforms (iPhone, DSi, etc.) so your personal pick for a given category, in all likelihood, just didn't bother submitting.

    • Arnoldxc1276

      thanks for clarifying

  • MikaMobile

    If you're wondering why that list might not align with your expectations...

    The IGF only honors games that are submitted by the developer for consideration - its like an independent film festival. They recieved only about 170 entries this year across all mobile platforms (iPhone, DSi, etc.) so your personal pick for a given category, in all likelihood, just didn't bother submitting.

    • Arnoldxc1276

      thanks for clarifying

  • Benj

    Yeah, not sure how I feel about this list either. Putting Stair Dismount at the top of the technical achievements? I mean, the graphics aren't even that good.

  • Benj

    Yeah, not sure how I feel about this list either. Putting Stair Dismount at the top of the technical achievements? I mean, the graphics aren't even that good.

  • Dan

    I agree. These games are almost all jokes. I mean something like N.O.V.A is a technical achievement, not those games. And plenty of other games have had better audio. Idk who came up with this list.

    • eD

      You probably already know this, but N.O.V.A is not an indie game.
      If it were up to me, I'd probably give it to Hi, How Are You. (which is, right?)

    • http://www.secretexit.com Frand

      There seems to be a lot of confusion about what IGF stands for. This is an annual competition for independent developers (also often referred to as indies), and the finalists have been picked from the 172 nominees. All games were submitted to the competition by their developers.

      The above list does not show winners, only finalists. Games listed above are not yet in any ranking order, so it is wrong to assume that Stair Dismount would be top in the category.

      Productions like NOVA, Need for Speed, Eliminate etc. are not from independent studios, and are therefore not eligible to participate in the competition.

  • Dan

    I agree. These games are almost all jokes. I mean something like N.O.V.A is a technical achievement, not those games. And plenty of other games have had better audio. Idk who came up with this list.

    • eD

      You probably already know this, but N.O.V.A is not an indie game.
      If it were up to me, I'd probably give it to Hi, How Are You. (which is, right?)

    • http://www.secretexit.com Frand

      There seems to be a lot of confusion about what IGF stands for. This is an annual competition for independent developers (also often referred to as indies), and the finalists have been picked from the 172 nominees. All games were submitted to the competition by their developers.

      The above list does not show winners, only finalists. Games listed above are not yet in any ranking order, so it is wrong to assume that Stair Dismount would be top in the category.

      Productions like NOVA, Need for Speed, Eliminate etc. are not from independent studios, and are therefore not eligible to participate in the competition.

  • eD

    I'd like to see more of the nominees, but I'm glad Hook Champ and MiniSquadron got nods. Two of my favorite games! I'm a little sick of seeing Bryce Manor on every best list - didn't capture my imagination or have really engaging gameplay (imo).

    • http://www.secretexit.com Frand

      All 172 nominees are listed on the IGF Mobile website (igfmobile.com)

  • eD

    I'd like to see more of the nominees, but I'm glad Hook Champ and MiniSquadron got nods. Two of my favorite games! I'm a little sick of seeing Bryce Manor on every best list - didn't capture my imagination or have really engaging gameplay (imo).

    • http://www.secretexit.com Frand

      All 172 nominees are listed on the IGF Mobile website (igfmobile.com)

  • http://www.illusionlabs.com Anders

    We were 1 day late with our submission (thought the game had to be released before you submitted your entry) so that's why you don't see Labyrinth 2 on that list. I tried to slip them a cheeseburger but they still wouldn't let us submit it.

  • http://www.illusionlabs.com Anders

    We were 1 day late with our submission (thought the game had to be released before you submitted your entry) so that's why you don't see Labyrinth 2 on that list. I tried to slip them a cheeseburger but they still wouldn't let us submit it.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Maybe you guys aren't seeing the "independent" part of the festival title? Makes a difference. Just sayin'.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Maybe you guys aren't seeing the "independent" part of the festival title? Makes a difference. Just sayin'.

  • gelas

    Ravensword wasn't submitted?

  • gelas

    Ravensword wasn't submitted?

  • Yetea

    Any chance Eli will actually address the fact his Tumbledrop thread was very badly researched now? Show some cajones!

  • Yetea

    Any chance Eli will actually address the fact his Tumbledrop thread was very badly researched now? Show some cajones!

  • blackHorse

    The jury must be full of shemale jokers...

  • blackHorse

    The jury must be full of shemale jokers...

  • Kepa

    Even though I'm on the list, I have to admit that it's a pretty messed up list. Here's what they should have done:

    NOVA (Innovation in Design)

    Modern Combat: Sandstorm (Best Iphone Game. Not sure why no one talks about this one anymore. It's weird.)

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Audio Achievement)

    Grand Theft Auto IV (Art Achivement)

    Grand Theft Auto III: San Andreas (Best Iphone Game)

    Mountain Dew Presents: "The Dewfist" - Presented by Mountain Dew (Technical Achivement. Not the most popular game, but won Spike TV's Fueled by Dew award.)

    And that's just for starters.

  • Kepa

    Even though I'm on the list, I have to admit that it's a pretty messed up list. Here's what they should have done:

    NOVA (Innovation in Design)

    Modern Combat: Sandstorm (Best Iphone Game. Not sure why no one talks about this one anymore. It's weird.)

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Audio Achievement)

    Grand Theft Auto IV (Art Achivement)

    Grand Theft Auto III: San Andreas (Best Iphone Game)

    Mountain Dew Presents: "The Dewfist" - Presented by Mountain Dew (Technical Achivement. Not the most popular game, but won Spike TV's Fueled by Dew award.)

    And that's just for starters.

  • http://uniqueapps.com Ryan Wade

    Really looking forward to playing Guerrilla Bob ... saw the trailer today, and it looks AMAZING!

  • http://uniqueapps.com Ryan Wade

    Really looking forward to playing Guerrilla Bob ... saw the trailer today, and it looks AMAZING!