This year’s fifth annual Pocket Gamer awards, held in San Francisco, saw an unprecedented number of votes being cast by Pocket Gamer readers to show their huge support for games and the companies that make them.
The night saw a lavish event celebrating the very best in mobile and handheld gaming, with the biggest surprise of the night being Gameloft, Rovio Starts and Nintendo all managing to pick up a trio of Pocket Gamer Awards each.
Starting off the event, the Copenhagen based Playdead took to the stage to take home the award for Best Action/Arcade Game for its handheld version of the extremely popular LIMBO.
It was not long before Nintendo picked up their first award, as Fire Emblem: Awakening received Best Adventure/RPG. Not content with just the one, Nintendo then went on to receive the award for 3DS Game of the Year, which went to the spectacular The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and the prestigious award for Best Publisher.
Rovio Stars Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage sailed through winning three separate awards, for iOS Game of the Year, Best Casual/Puzzle Game, and the coveted Overall Game of the Year. Along with Gamelofts Asphalt 8: Airbourne which also raced through taking three awards for Best Sports/Driving Game, Windows Phone Game of the Year and Android Game of the Year.
With many awards still up for grabs, the remainder of evening saw the tremendously talented Telltale Games come out on top to receive the award for Best Developer, the stunning side-scrolling Terraria winning PS Vita Game of the Year, the uniquely brilliant Tearaway picking up Most Innovative Game, and 2K Game’s exceptional XCOM: Enemy Unknown going home with Best Strategy/Simulation Game.
For the full list of nominees, along with the complete breakdown of the results, plus any more information, check out the Pocket Gamer Awards 2014 page.