What the Car? Wins Best Mobile Game at Gamescom Latam 2024


  • What the Car? Wins Best Mobile Game at Gamescom Latam 2024
  • The awards ceremony was held in cooperation with BIG Festival
  • All nominated games were available to play at the fair, and the mobile version successfully mixed with the desktop version

The inauguration took place last week Gamescom I’m Flying The event took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and its goal was to highlight Latin America’s growing presence in the gaming industry, as well as to celebrate the industry worldwide. Part of that was prizes for games in cooperation with BIG Festivaland the winners were announced in an elegant presentation during the event.

There were 13 categories in total, and 49 judges selected all finalists. All of the nominated games were available to play at the Sao Paulo Expo in a immense booth that attendees were unlikely to miss. It was nice to see mobile games mixed in with the PC nominees, rather than being confined to their own section as you might expect. After all, mobile games are just as vital.

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Of all these categories, naturally, we were most interested in the “Best Mobile Game” award, which ultimately went to Triband ApS’ What the car? A worthy winner, if you ask me. Our own Jupiter Hadley previously highlighted the game in her article highlighting ten awesome games you may not have heard of, so it’s great that it’s getting even more recognition. Even if it means we’ll have to adjust this list if it becomes a household name.

But while What the Car? drove away with the coveted prize in its boot, it’s worth praising the other nominees. They made it past the shortlist after all, so you can expect a quality experience:

  • Junkworld – Ironhide Game Studio

  • Bella Pelo Mundo – Children of the Story

  • Elmwood Trail – Techyonic

  • Sibel’s Journey – Food for Thought Media

  • Residuum Tales of Coral – Iron Games

  • SPHEX – VitalN

Remainder at Gamescom Broad 2024

And partly because I like lists, and partly because it’s always good to mention games, the other winners are:

  • Game of the Year – Sennar Songs – Rundisc

  • Best Latin American Game – Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure – Furniture & Mattress

  • Best Brazilian Game – Momodora: Moonlit Farewell – Bombservice

  • Best Casual Game – Station to Station – Galaxy Groove Studios

  • Best Sound – Dordogne – UMANIMATION and UN JE NE SAIS QUITÉ

  • Best Art – Harold Halibut – Slow Bros. I.

  • Best Multiplayer Mode – Incredibly Powerful Capybaras – Studio Bravarda and PM Studios

  • Best Narrative – Once Upon a Fool – Bonte Avond

  • Best XR/VR – Sky Climb – VRMonkey

  • Best Gameplay – Pacific Drive – Ironwood Studios

  • Best Regional Game Developer Association Showcase – Dark Crown – Hyper Dive Game Studio

If you want to play the award-winning game What the Car?, it’s available now on the App Store via Apple Arcade, a subscription service that costs $6.99 (or local equivalent) per month. You can download it using the huge button below.

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