Apple Design Awards recognise great games

At an event at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week, Apple has announced the winners of its prestigious Apple Design Awards – and there’s a stack of great games tucked away among the Apps.

The Apple Design Awards recognise developers that combine design and technology in “creative, compelling and powerful ways”.

Monument Valley

Monument Valley

iOS Apps:

  • Threes – A tiny, number-matching puzzle game that grows on you.
  • Leo’s Fortune – Go on an epic adventure to find the cunning and mysterious thief who stole your gold.
  • Blek – Create a moving line to collect colored circles while avoiding black holes.
  • Yahoo! News Digest – A definitive summary of the most significant news stories of the day.
  • Device 6 – A surreal and thrilling game in which the written word is both your map and your narrator.
  • Storehouse: Visual Storytelling – Document and share meaningful experiences by combining photos, video, and text.
  • Sky Guide – Hold your device to the sky to automatically find stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more.
  • Monument Valley – Guide a silent princess through a fantasy world by manipulating unique architectural monuments.


Mac Apps:

  • Day One – Record your life as you live it.
  • Cinemagraph Pro – Use video to create arresting still images.

Student Winners:

  • PanoPerfect [iOS] – Sharing panoramic iPhone photos with friends and social network followers has never been easier.
  • Addimal Adventure [iPad] – Addimal brings the latest scientific research on child learning to a fun, engaging, educational app.
Device 6

Device 6

…and as if the prestige and trophy wasn’t enough, ADA winners take home an assortment of Apple products, including a new Mac Pro.

For more information on each app – and the developers behind them – the Apple Design Awards website is surprisingly informative (and very pretty).

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