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2017 Mobile Game Awards Announced - Tabby Awards Recognizes 95 iPad, iPhone & Android Games

p>January 11, 2018

The Tabby Awards has announced the winners of the 2017 Mobile Game Awards competition.  

Winning games included Clash Royale, Madden NFL Football, Monument Valley, Pokemon GO, MARVEL Contest of Champions, and Minecraft.

Game publishers with multiple award winners included Electronic Arts, Disney, Nintendo, Gameloft, Ubisoft, and Supercell.

“With over 1.4 mobile games available today on Android and iOS combined, our mobile gaming award winners represent the top 0.007% games. These are the best of the best,” commented Matt Harney, Executive Producer of the Tabby Awards.

“We had several key themes emerge at this year’s gaming awards. We saw the importance of iconic franchises and recognizable intellectual property - like Star Wars ™, Disney’s Frozen, MARVEL, Jurassic World ™, and Stranger Things - in driving downloads and user engagement. Additionally, Android’s gaming momentum was reflected in 57 award winners, outpacing iOS’ 38 winners.  Finally, the geographic diversity of the winning publishers underscores the global nature of game development today.”         

With all 1.4 million iOS and Android games eligible and under consideration, winners were selected based on a combination of quantitative metrics and qualitative factors.

The analytical evaluation component focused on app store user review scores submitted over the course of 2017 to measure user engagement. The qualitative component - benefiting from the Tabby Awards expertise in judging app and game awards since 2012 - focused on user interface, design, and innovation. The degree of tablet-optimization was also a key factor in the assessment of iPad and Android tablet games.  

The 2017 Mobile Game Award winners are presented below by device type and operating system category:

### MOBILE GAME AWARDS FOR ANDROID ###

MOBILE GAME AWARDS - ANDROID PHONE:

 

  • CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars - Action
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - Action
  • War Robots - Action
  • Pokemon GO - Adventure
  • Seekers Notes - Adventure
  • Stranger Things: The Game - Adventure
  • Geometry Dash - Arcade
  • Piano Tiles 2 - Arcade
  • Subway Surfers - Arcade
  • Rolling Sky - Board
  • Best Friends - Puzzle Adventure - Casual
  • Candy Crush Saga - Casual
  • Left vs Right: Brain Training - Educational
  • The Room - Puzzle
  • The Wizard of Oz Magic Match 3 - Puzzle
  • Toy Blast - Puzzle
  • CSR Racing 2 - Racing
  • Trials Frontier - Racing
  • Angry Birds Evolution - Role Playing
  • MARVEL Future Fight - Role Playing
  • AdVenture Capitalist - Simulation
  • Fire Emblem Heroes - Simulation
  • Golf Clash - Sports
  • MLB TAP SPORTS BASEBALL 2017 - Sports
  • Clash Royale - Strategy
  • King of Avalon: Dragon Warfare - Strategy
  • Transformers: Earth Wars - Strategy
  • Jeopardy! World Tour - Trivia + Word
  • Wordalot - Picture Crossword - Trivia + Word
 

MOBILE GAME AWARDS - ANDROID TABLET:

 

  • Color Switch - Action
  • Hitman Sniper - Action
  • Last Day on Earth: Survival - Action
  • Diggy's Adventure - Adventure
  • Pearl's Peril - Adventure
  • ROBLOX - Adventure
  • Hungry Shark Evolution - Arcade
  • Jetpack Joyride - Arcade
  • Minion Rush: Despicable Me Official Game - Casual
  • My Talking Tom - Casual
  • ABC Kids - Tracing & Phonics - Educational
  • Masha and the Bear. Educational Games - Educational
  • Toca Kitchen 2 - Educational
  • Build A Bridge! - Puzzle
  • Monument Valley - Puzzle
  • Asphalt 8: Airborne - Racing
  • Hill Climb Racing 2 - Racing
  • Need for Speed No Limits - Racing
  • Idle Heroes - Role Playing
  • Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes - Role Playing
  • Dragon City - Simulation
  • Fallout Shelter - Simulation
  • Dream League Soccer 2018 - Sports
  • Madden NFL Football - Sports
  • Lords Mobile - Strategy
  • Vikings: War of Clans - Strategy
  • Trivia Crack - Trivia + Word
  • Wordscapes - Trivia + Word
 

### MOBILE GAME AWARDS FOR IOS ###

MOBILE GAME AWARDS - IPHONE:

 

  • Clash Royale - Action + Adventure
  • Minecraft - Action + Adventure
  • ROBLOX - Action + Adventure
  • Dune! - Arcade
  • Rush - Arcade
  • Rolling Sky - Board
  • Disney Magic Kingdoms - Family
  • Splitter Critters - Puzzle
  • Asphalt 8: Airborne - Racing
  • Real Racing 3 - Racing
  • Dragon City Mobile - Role Playing
  • Lineage 2: Revolution - Role Playing
  • Jurassic World™: The Game - Simulation
  • FIFA Soccer - Sports
  • NBA Live Mobile Basketball - Sports
  • Hearthstone - Strategy
  • Plants vs. Zombies™ 2 - Strategy
  • Tricky Test 2™: Genius Brain? - Trivia
  • New York Times Crossword - Word
 

MOBILE GAME AWARDS - IPAD:

 

  • MARVEL Contest of Champions - Action + Adventure
  • Township - Action + Adventure
  • CSR Racing 2 - Arcade
  • Toy Blast - Arcade
  • Scrabble Premium for iPad - Board
  • Frozen Free Fall - Family
  • Hay Day - Family
  • My Singing Monsters - Music
  • Gardenscapes - Puzzle
  • Real Racing 3 - Racing
  • Lineage 2: Revolution - Role Playing
  • Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes - Role Playing
  • Golf Clash - Simulation
  • Madden NFL Football - Sports
  • MLB Tap Sports Baseball 2017 - Sports
  • Fire Emblem Heroes - Strategy
  • War Dragons - Strategy
  • Trivia Crack - Trivia
  • Wheel of Fortune - Word
 

This list is also published on the Tabby Awards website (http://tabbyawards.com/winners/2017-mobile-app-game-awards/), where these category-leading games can also be downloaded.

ABOUT THE TABBY AWARDS

The Tabby Awards is the most comprehensive awards program honoring the best apps for tablets and iPads. Since 2012, it has held two separate competitions: one for consumer apps and games and one for business and professional apps. Starting in 2015, the Tabby Awards events expanded to include phone-optimized apps and games.

Please refer to TabbyAwards.com for additional information regarding our mobile app award events.

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