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From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards Best in Games

This award honors game makers and marketers who've tapped into social media in a creative way to effectively engage current gamers and grow their audience. Both online and mobile games and apps are eligible for this award.

See previous winners and honorees here.


bronze honor
CSR2: Ultimate Racing Challenge
A global phenomenon, CSR is one of the top, racing mobile games on the market with over 190 million…
Commander's Intent
2016 was a tough year. Not least for us at Splash Damage. Our long standing hardcore free-to-play …
silver honor
audience honor
Don't Download Best Fiends
It's becoming increasingly difficult for mobile brands to cut through and at Seriously, we challeng…
Hasbro's Speak Out Game
When gamified Mouthpiece Challenge videos took the internet by storm in Spring 2016, Hasbro's Best-…
Head vs Heart Campaign Euro 2016 - Top Eleven
Top Eleven was already the most popular mobile soccer game in Europe. But the question was, how cou…
Hearthstone Murloc Holiday Celebration
Wish the Hearthstone community happy holidays in the universal language of MRRRRRRGGGGLLLL!
Hostile Takeover
Call of Duty was gearing up to announce their latest installment and new sub-franchise, Infinite Wa…
Jessica Nigri and Onyx at BlizzCon
Make the launch of Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Hearthstone's most successful expansion launch ever.
gold honor
Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter
Our objectives:- Increase brand awareness of and breathe new life into the Sonic the Hedgehog brand…
The Magic Tomato
Social Point, a widely known Spanish social game developer/publisher, worked with the Influencer Ma…
Xbox One S
To open this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Xbox had a huge announcement. They were rel…