Infinity Blade 2 wins the IMGA Grand Prix award

Sprinkle, Touchgrind BMX, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP also in the winner's circle

Infinity Blade 2 wins the IMGA Grand Prix award

The 8th annual International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) took place in Barcelona today, with Chair Entertainment's graphical powerhouse Infinity Blade 2 proclaimed the Grand Prix winner.

The Pocket Gamer Gold Award-winning slash-'em-up also won the individual category it was nominated in - Excellence in Gameplay - beating off strong competition from the likes of Death Rally and Contre Jour.

Mediocre's anything-but-mediocre Sprinkle hosed down pre-awards favourite Jetpack Joyride and The Blocks Cometh to win Best Casual Game, while the uniquely odd Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP walked away with the Most Innovative award in the face of stiff opposition from the likes of Supermono's Forever Drive.

The comic strip-cum-sports title Flick Tennis: College Wars walked back to the locker room with the People's Choice award, voted for by visitors to the official website of the event.

Going for gold

The International Mobile Gaming Awards, which are handed out on the final day of Mobile World Congress, are voted on by a panel made up of top industry officials and mobile journalists.

Judges this year included Pocket Gamer's own Chris James and Jon Jordan, as well as a dashingly handsome young deputy editor who may or may not be writing the article you're currently reading.

The full list of nominees and winners can be found below:

Grand Prix
WINNER: Infinity Blade 2 (Chair Entertainment)

People's Choice
WINNER: Flick Tennis: College Wars (Rolocule Games)

Excellence in Gameplay
WINNER: Infinity Blade 2 (Chair Entertainment)
Contre Jour (Mokus Games)
Battleheart (Mika Mobile)
Drawrace 2 HD (RedLynx)
Death Rally (Remedy Entertainment)

Best Casual Game
WINNER: Sprinkle (Mediocre)
Hector Episodes 1-3 (Telltale Games)
Jetpack Joyride (Halfbrick)
The Blocks Cometh (Halfbot)
CreaVures (Muse Games)

Best Mobile Social Game
WINNER: Charadium II (On5)
Funpark Friends (Tagplay)
Poker Pals (Aspyr Media)
SpellCraft School of Magic (Appy Entertainment)
The Pirate King (Bulkypix)

Best Real World Game
WINNER: Meatspace Invasion (C4M)
CityRace (
Flatmates (Flaregames)
NBA: King of the Court (Ogmento)
Shadow Cities (Grey Area)

Most Innovative Game
WINNER: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Superbrothers, Capy, Jim Guthrie)
Forever Drive (Supermono)
Kodo (Fabrication Games Europe)
Kurakuramaze (Zacozaco)
Wildchords (Ovelin)

Best Sports Game
WINNER: Touchgrind BMX (Illusion Labs)
Flick Tennis: College Wars (Rolocule Games)
Bike Baron (Mountain Sheep & Qwiboo)
Sports Car Challenge (Fishlabs)

Will Wilson
Will Wilson
Will's obsession with gaming started off with sketching Laser Squad levels on pads of paper, but recently grew into violently shouting "Tango Down!" at random strangers on the street. He now directs that positive energy into his writing (due in no small part to a binding court order).