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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

~Awards will celebrate the best of the global mobile games industry~

~Submit nominations at

London, Tuesday 17th October 2017 - Steel Media, the company behind leading mobile B2B media website and the global Pocket Gamer Connects conferences, is pleased to announce the all-new Mobile Games Awards.

The event will be held on the evening of Tuesday 23rd January during Pocket Gamer Connects London 2018, and nominations are now open.

The Mobile Games Awards will recognise the contribution of the top developers, tool makers and service providers that help make mobile the largest and most pervasive sector in gaming. And as the hottest market in games, the achievements of the hard-working teams and individuals who continue to rapidly grow the sector to new heights deserve to be highlighted.

To that end, the experts at have created 15 award categories that represent a wide cross-section of the industry:


  1. Game of the Year
  2. Best Developer
  3. Best Indie Developer
  4. Best Publisher
  5. Best Development Tool
  6. Best Back-end Solution
  7. Best Advertising & UA
  8. Best Marketing Campaign
  9. Best Analytics / Data Tool
  10. Best QA + Localisation Service Provider
  11. Best Technological Innovation
  12. Best Game Management & Live Ops
  13. Best Recruitment Agency
  14. Mobile Legend
  15. Pocket Gamer People’s Choice


Nominations for the list of finalists are now open. Games industry professionals can submit a game for consideration in any of the above categories at

A shortlist of finalists will be announced soon after the submission window closes on Monday 6th November, with the winners chosen by a panel of industry judges. A special Pocket Gamer People’s Choice award meanwhile will be voted for by consumers.

A lifetime achievement accolade, the Mobile Legend award, will also be handed out to a person who has made a genuine game-changing contribution to the industry either now or in the past.

CEO of Steel Media, Chris James, said:

"Here at Steel Media, we've championed mobile games since the very beginning. It's a sector that's grown and grown and now makes up 40% of all the games market – but very often still goes unremarked in media circles.

“After another outstanding year, the team leapt at this chance to toast the best in the business. It's important to us that we share the highlights of the last year and shine a light on the unsung heroes whose work makes these success stories possible.

“Hosting the awards ceremony on the second day of the Pocket Gamer Connects London 2018 conference means we'll have a fitting finale to our flagship event this year. We can't wait to celebrate with friends, colleagues, clients and the cream of the international mobile gaming industry."

For tickets to attend the event, head to the Mobile Games Awards 2018 website.


Steel Media Ltd is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher and events company based in the UK. With a team boasting unrivalled consumer and contract publishing experience, the company currently publishes Europe’s biggest mobile and handheld gaming website, which is licensed internationally.

It also publishes the leading mobile games industry portal, US-based sites like, VR/AR-focused site The Virtual Report and new addition, PC Games Insider.

Steel Media Ltd organises numerous industry events, including the world-renowned Pocket Gamer Connects conference series, the Global VR Challenge, the Big Indie Pitch series and new conferences, XR Connects and PC Connects. Upcoming events include Pocket Gamer Connects London, and its sister events, XR Connects and PC Connects London, which take place on 22-23 January 2018. Tickets are available now:

Steel Media Ltd also runs a promotion and advertising network, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers and provides a range of editorial, design and contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.

For advertising or sponsorship opportunities for the Mobile Games Awards 2018, please contact [email protected] . For all other queries, please email [email protected] .

More details on each category are available in this guide: