The Independent Games Festival Mobile (IGF Mobile) has named its finalists for its second annual competition, and the iPhone and iPod touch are the clear winners. Games made to be played on the devices dominate in every category.
IGF Mobile takes places during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) Mobile conference, at a special ceremony that happens during the event on March 24 in San Francisco. The winners will be honoured alongside others at the IGF Awards on March 25, 2009.
iPhone-based finalists include Smiles, Fieldrunners and Edge in the IGF Mobile Best Game category; Galcon and Eliss in the Innovation In Mobile Game Design category; Fieldrunners, Dizzy Bee and Ruben & Lullaby in the Achievement In Art category; Real Racing in the Technical Achievement category; Radio Flare, Zen Bound and Edge in the Audio Achievement category; and this year, a Best iPhone Game category, with finalists including Edge, Dizzy Bee, Fieldrunners, Zen Bound and Frenzic.