Handheld/Mobile Game Archive

The Best Handheld/Mobile Game Award recognizes the overall best game commercially released on any handheld or mobile platform.


12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2012)

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP


  • Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capy Games/Superbrothers)
    - Capy Games Team
  • Nominees

  • Tiny Tower (NimbleBit)
  • Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)
  • Jetpack Joyride (Halfbrick)
  • Infinity Blade II (Chair Entertainment)


    11th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2011)

    Cut the Rope


  • Cut the Rope (ZeptoLab)
    - Semyon Voinov, Efim Voinov
  • Nominees

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Ready At Dawn/SCE Santa Monica)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Kojima Productions)
  • Game Dev Story (Kairosoft)
  • Dragon Quest IX (Level 5)


    10th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2010)



  • Scribblenauts (5th Cell)
    - Jeremiah Slaczka
  • Nominees

  • Flight Control (Firemint)
    - Robert Murray
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Rockstar Leeds/Rockstar North)
    - Rockstar Leeds/ Rockstar North Team
  • Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor (Tiger Style)
    - Tiger Style Team
  • Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo EAD)
    - Eiji Aonuma


    9th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2009)

    God Of War: Chains Of Olympus


  • God Of War: Chains Of Olympus (Ready At Dawn Studios)
    - Ru Weerasuriya, Mark Turndorf, Dana Jan
  • Nominees
  • Advance Wars: Days Of Ruin (Intelligent Systems)
  • Echochrome (SCE Japan)
  • Patapon (Pyramid/SCE Japan)
  • The World Ends With You (Jupiter/Square Enix)


    8th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2008)


  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo / Nintendo)
    - Eiji Aonuma
  • Nominees
  • Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (Infinite Interactive / D3 Publisher)
    - Steve Fawkner, Janeen Fawkner
  • Contra 4 (WayForward / Konami)
    - Chris Watson, Matt Bozon, Robert Koshak, Sean Velasco
  • Phase (Harmonix Music Systems / MTV Games)
    - Kasson Crooker
  • Peggle (for iPod) (PopCap Games)
    - Sukhbir Sidhu, Brian Rothstein, Matthew Lee Johnston, Dan Ban