After last week’s festivities, all eyes are now on San Francisco for Apple‘s annual World Wide Developer Conference. While the hardware announcements have divided the crowd (significant changes to the MacBook Pro range, among others), everybody seems to agree that this year’s Apple Design Awards have gone to some pretty deserving recipients – and the fact that a bunch of video games are included makes the deal all the more sweet.
2012 ADA Winners:
While video games have traditionally picked up a gong or two at the awards night, it’s most often in gaming-specific categories. 2012 marks the first time the elusive Mac category has been dominated by games, with both Deus Ex and Limbo walking away beaming winners.
These winners come mere hours after the Apple keynote, which also featured a glimpse of Diablo III on-screen as an illustration of the new Mac’s Retina display. We’re not sure what’s more exciting: Apple developers taking video games more seriously, or gamers finally accepting the Mac as a valid gaming platform.
(By the way: Disney Mobile had a strong presence at E3 last week, and we had a lengthy chat with VP of Mobile Gaming, Bart Decrem – if you want to know more about where Swampy came from, where he’s headed, and how the team reacted to the success of Where’s My Water, stay tuned later this week!)