LARA CROFT GO POCKET GAMER AWARDS
[ 12 April 2016 ]
Steel Media, publisher of Pocket
Gamer, feels as sprightly as an Irish Setter at finally
being able to reveal the winners of the seventh edition
of the Pocket Gamer Awards. A record-shattering number
of votes by PG readers this year has determined the
final standings, with the Square Enix Montreal-developed
Lara Croft GO dominating by claiming the Android Game
of the Year, Overall Game of the Year, and Best Developer
Meanwhile, celebrated puzzler
The Room Three secured iOS Game of the Year, with Monster
Hunter 4 Ultimate and Super Meat Boy grabbing the equivalent
honors for 3DS and PS Vita, respectively. And there
was more handheld recognition in the Best Publisher
category, with Nintendo claiming the award for an impressive
third year in a row (and fourth time overall).
In addition to the above awards,
which focused on games released during 2015, this year's
edition also featured the 'Pocket Gamer Legends' categories.
Designed to coincide with Pocket Gamer's 10-year anniversary
in March, the three PG Legends awards celebrate the
games, developers, and publishers that the PG team feels
have most impressed from the past decade.
Some enthusiastic and very close
voting eventually saw Supercell and Gameloft emerge
as PG Legends Best Developer and Publisher, respectively,
with readers evidently keen to reward the considerable
contribution both companies have made to mobile gaming
over the past few years.
When it came to the PG Legends
Best Game, the fight proved even tighter. But once the
votes were cast it was the critically acclaimed (and
Apple Game of the Year 2013) Ridiculous Fishing from
admired indie studio Vlambeer which reeled in the distinguished
honour of being named the finest mobile gaming experience
of the decade.
Source: Steel Media Press Release