IMGA launched the first IMGA MENA with the Jordan Gaming Summit in 2016, in collaboration with games publisher Maysalward and Zain, the leading mobile operator in the Middle East.

The 4th IMGA MENA will now be part of Pocket Gamer Connects Jordan 2019.

The nominations were revealed in October, and judging takes place on the Friday (the day before day one of Pocket Gamer Connects Jordan 2019).

The 4th IMGA MENA ceremony takes place in ZINC, near the Pocket Gamer Connects venue, from 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm on Saturday November 2.

There will also be a panel with the IMGA judges during Pocket Gamer Connects Jordan 2019, and the winners will be announced at Pocket Gamer Connects Jordan 2019.

Celebrating the region

The MENA region is one of the most exciting emerging markets for the games industry today, with over 600M online users and 375M mobile subscribers. The region was also one of the fastest-growing economies in 2018. With an overall population of around 600 million, increasing smartphone penetration and improved networks in the coming years, there’s massive potential for MENA’s mobile games market to grow fast.

Steel Media COO Dave Bradley says: “We’re very excited to be partnering with the IMGA for the first Pocket Gamer Connects Jordan this year. The IMGA is internationally recognised as an amazing award programme showcasing the best mobile gaming talent from around the world. Since 2016, the MENA edition of the IMGA has been a highlight of the Jordan Gaming Summit and it’s been my pleasure to attend it in Amman in recent years to see how it’s grown. It’s a thrill this year to know that the IMGA will again be a part of the week’s essential activity, as we expand on the Jordan Gaming Summit to bring our full two-day conference to the region in November.”

IMGA CEO Maarten Noyons says: “The 4th IMGA MENA is the leading showcase for the most talented game developers in the Middle East – North Africa. We are thrilled that our long term partner, Pocket Gamer will launch the first Pocket Gamer Connects Jordan, by taking over the Jordan Gaming Summit, the leading games event in the Region. 4th IMGA MENA awards ceremony will take place on November 2nd and integrated in the impressive programme of PGC Jordan. Come and join us in Jordan in November 2nd and 3rd.”