At the conclusion of the latest Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference, the company based in Cupertino named eight app and game developers receiving Apple Design Awards, each one selected for being thoughtful and creative. The winners come from large and small developers in every part of the world.
Apple Design Awards 2020: Here Are the Eight Winners
Let’s start with the four Apple Design Award Winners in the Apps category. These include:
Darkroom is a premium photo & video editor that is easy to use by casual photographers, powerful enough for the pros, and ridiculously fast. Available on iPad and iPhone with deep integration into all of iOS and iPadOS’s latest features, Darkroom sets the standard for high end mobile editing tools.
Taking inspiration from music creation tools, Looom is an app that feels more like an instrument than operating software. Exploring lines, shapes and colors through loopable time and rhythm. Looom is all about looping animation with a smile. Moreover, the app is designed for professionals and beginners of any age and is used by some influential indie animators.
Shapr3D’s tech stack and software combines the industrial power of desktop CAD tools; the mobility and touch-screen of iPad and the natural control of Apple Pencil. With Shapr3D, there’s no need for a desk, a mouse, or a keyboard. Furthermore, Shapr3D is compatible with all major desktop CAD software. So, you can import projects and export them work directly to your rendering, manufacturing, or drafting tools.
StaffPad is designed for composers who want to composer and write music effortlessly; using handwriting recognition. You can write your music using Apple Pencil and the app will transform each bar into beautifully typeset music notation that can be edited further using touch.
Apple Design Awards 2020: Games
Moving onto the games, the four winners are:
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sayonara Wild Hearts is a dreamy arcade game about riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers; wielding swords, and breaking hearts at 200 mph.
Sky: Children of the Light
Coming from the award-winning creators behind Journey (2013 Game of The Year) and the highly-acclaimed Flower. Sky: Children of the Light is a beautifully-animated kingdom waiting to be explored by you and your loved ones.
Song of Bloom
Song of Bloom is a unique game with a nonlinear tale packed with clever puzzles. Furthermore, players can explore a story told in rapidly changing art styles as they progress though the game.
Where Cards Fall
Finally, Where Cards Fall is a slice of life story where you build houses of cards to bring formative memories to life. Create pathways through dreamlike spatial puzzles to navigate the insecurities and emotions of high school and beyond.
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