Press release:
HO CHI MINH City, Vietnam, October 15, 2017 – The full list of winners of the 2nd International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) for Southeast Asia (or IMGA SEA 2017) was announced. Totally 13 best games were picked by a jury’s board of experts industry, journalists and developers. Dead Target VR from VNG Game Studios won the award: Best Technical Achievement!

Back to March 2017, Dead Target VR: Zombie Intensified (or for short: Dead Target VR) was just a prototype and made by a team of 2 people for VNG Game Studios to experiment VR and Daydream – the latest VR device from Google. Later, the game received “greenlight” from VNG Game Studios to run as a full-scale game.

Dead Target VR has created based on Dead Target: Zombie, a successful hit mobile game from VNG Game Studios which has more than 50 million of global installs. The gameplay focuses on shooting the horde of zombies from first-person view, players can freely choose any missions they like to play on a huge 3D city map which some of them contain bonuses and rewards. The developers re-used 90% of resources from the original game to make a whole new and fresh game!

Mr. An Nguyen, Communication Manager of VNG Game Studios, said “The award “Best Technical Achievement” is such an honor and pleasure for us. It’s a reward for our hard work, encouraging us to do more and serving a better product.”

The jury of the 2nd IMGA SEA commented: “Generally speaking we are happy to see important improvements in the quality of games created in Southeast Asia and we are hoping to see and award real innovation from the region in the future. The winning games achieved a high level of polish and we expect that to be a standard for games that are released be it from big or small teams. This can avoid early failure in the marketplace, build success and win awards!”.

Here is the list of the 2nd IMGA SEA winners.

The 3 top games
People’s Choice Award: Valiant Force (XII Braves, Singapore)
Jury’s Honorable Mention: Mayari (Ingenuity Games, Philippines)
Grand Prix: Postknight (Kurechii, Malaysia)

The 10 awards
Best Multiplayer Game: TORIKO: Puzzle PVP (GameHappy Labs, Singapore)
Best Quickplay Game: Desert Island Fishing (Springloaded Ltd., Singapore)
Excellence in Gameplay: Alien Path (Appxplore Sdn Bhd, Malaysia)
Best Meaningful Play: 陽春白雪(Lyrica) (阿諾瓦工作室(RNOVA Studio), Taiwan)
Excellence in Storytelling: Simulacra (Kaigan Games, Malaysia)
Best Technical Achievement: DEAD TARGET VR: Zombie Intensified (VNG Game Studios, Vietnam)
Excellence in Visual Art and Design: Cat Quest (The Gentlebros, Singapore)
Guilty Pleasure: Flippy Bottle Extreme! (Most Played Games, Philippines)
Best Upcoming Game: Kings Play (Mintsphere, Indonesia)
Excellence in Art: OPUS: Rocket of Whispers (SIGONO Inc., Taiwan)
The 2nd IMGA SEA ceremony held in Pixel Building, on Friday, 13th October, presented by Jessie Wang (MyGamez) just before GameStart 2017 (Singapore).

About IMGA
The IMGA is the longest standing mobile games award program started in 2004. With its long history and unique judging process, it has recognized some of the world’s most popular titles in their early days, such as Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans. It is the only competition that unites the industry by celebrating excellence and innovation in games.
For full details about the competition’s terms and conditions, visit www.imgawards.com or call: +33 966 883 199. You can also follow the IMGA on Twitter or Facebook.

About Dead Target VR: Zombie Intensified™
Dead Target VR: Zombie IntensifiedTM developed from Dead Target Zombie – a shooter for the popular mobile platform of VNG Game Studios (currently has more than 50 million of global installs), with simple gameplay, immersive graphics, realistic sound, now with virtual reality technology promises to make the player experience comes alive and exciting!

Key features:
– MINDLESS ZOMBIE SHOOTING GAMEPLAY: Just pull the trigger on zombie heads with one hand while standing in one place or sitting in a comfy sofa.
– OLD ASSETS – BRAND NEW “LOOK AND FEEL”: New 3D city map, new levels design, and new shooting mechanics, they’re all bring a brand new experience to even the oldest fans.
– UNIQUE GUN FEELING: Thank to the new levels design, each gun now is irreplaceable and offers unforgettable zombie killing moments which never seen before.
– HORRIFIC ENVIRONMENT: Darker stages, scarier zombies and denser fog they all leverage an intense world of apocalypse yet once again reveal serenity each time you win a stage.

Addictional Disclosures
Dead Target VR: Zombie IntensifiedTM requires a VR device from Google: Daydream to play.

About VNG Game Studios
VNG Game Studios, a subsidiary of VNG Corp., the leading internet company and famous game publisher/developer in Vietnam, was founded in April 2007 with more than 250 employees which contained the best of Vietnamese game artists and programmers and were divided into many studios with different roles. VNG Game Studios has developed and published more than 30 game products which diversify in genres and platforms (from client, web-browser on PC to mobile). VNG Game Studios’ main target is to bring quality products with excellent services to satisfy their users, not only domestic but also abroad.

Since 2013, VNG Game Studios has focused all of its power & resources for developing and operating their mobile games. Currently, VNG Game Studios has more than 70 million of installs on mobile, including 45 million of installs from domestic users and 25 million of installs from global users. Also, VNG Game Studios was proudly received the title “Top Developer” & “Editor’s Choice” from Google Play for their first-person shooter mobile game: Dead Target: Zombie™

Well-known products from VNG Game Studios: Dead Target: Zombie, Sky Garden: Farm in Paradise, Dead Target: Zombie 2, Cube Skyland, iCa, Tini Farm and Zombie Shootdown.

©2017 VNG CORP / VNG GAME STUDIOS All rights reserved. Dead Target VR: Zombie Intensified is a trademark of VNG Game Studios.

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