Every year at WWDC, Apple reveals its annual Apple Design Awards, which are its picks for the best apps and games in the App Store.
Developers are “recognized for outstanding app design, innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement,” says Apple.
“Every year, app and game developers demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship and we’re honoring the best of the best,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations, in a statement.
This year sees four apps and four games picked as part of the Apple Design Awards, with one of them being Toronto-based studio, Snowman, for its game Where Cards Fall.
“We are so excited to announce that @wherecardsfall has won an Apple Design Award! Congrats to the whole team at @thegameband, this recognition is well deserved and we are so proud to call you our collaborators and friends,” said the Snowman team on Twitter.
We are so excited to announce that @wherecardsfall has won an Apple Design Award! Congrats to the whole team at @thegameband, this recognition is well deserved and we are so proud to call you our collaborators and friends. @AppleArcade https://t.co/8w9EAq5fG3 pic.twitter.com/AgjKXteffC
— Snowman (@builtbysnowman) June 29, 2020
Check out the winners below:
- Darkroom – Bergen Co.; Los Angeles
- Looom – iorama.studio; Tel Aviv, Israel, and Stockholm
- Shapr3D – Shapr3D Zartkoruen Mukodo Reszvenytarsasag; Budapest, Hungary.
- StaffPad – StaffPad Ltd.; London, England
Where Cards Fall
- “Sayonara Wild Hearts,” – Simogo; based in Malmö, Sweden, and publisher Annapurna Interactive, based in Los Angeles
- “Sky: Children of the Light,” – thatgamecompany, based in Los Angeles
- “Song of Bloom,” – Philipp Stollenmayer, based in Riedstadt, Germany
- “Where Cards Fall,” – The Game Band, based in Los Angeles, and publisher Snowman, based in Toronto
“Receiving an Apple Design Award is a special and laudable accomplishment. Past honorees have made some of the most noteworthy apps and games of all time. Through their vision, determination, and exacting standards, the winning developers inspire not only their peers in the Apple developer community, but all of us at Apple, too,” added Okamoto.