Florence tops the mobile category at The Game Awards in Los Angeles

Narrative game from the designer of Monument Valley takes top US prize

Florence tops the mobile category at The Game Awards in Los Angeles
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At the time, we called it "an intriguing experience" with "an indefatigable sweetness that never edges into the saccharine."

Now Florence, from Monument Valley's Ken Wong, has topped the 2018 mobile category at The Game Awards, taking place this evening at the Microsoft Theater in LA. This means it beat popular titles Reigns and PUBG. Winner winner, chicken dinner, indeed.

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Florence is an interactive storybook about the highs and lows of first love. We wish you could have seen more of it during The Game Show live stream, but - typically - the category was rushed through so the producers could get to the more visual console spectacles. To see some gameplay, why not check out our video review?

Hosted by Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards took place in the evening of December 6. The winners were decided by a mixture of jury (90%) and public vote (10%). Other winners included streamer Ninja, picking up the Content Creator award, and PlayStation title God Of War which bagged Best Game Direction and Best Action/Adventure Game. You can see a full list over at our sister site

For an alternative awards process dedicated entirely to the best mobile games of the year, look out for Pocket Gamer's Mobile Game Awards, being announced in January. Vote NOW for your own favourite in the People's Choice category!

Dave Bradley
Dave Bradley
Dave is "management", but he's also been writing about games and films for over 25 years, so we suppose he's earned it. He claims to prefer big-budget RPGs with epic storylines but is commonly discovered tapping away at hypercasual indies. Currently obsessing over Marvel Snap.