Melbourne’s The Gardens Between Won Apple’s Best Mac Game Of The Year

Apple today announced their Global Picks across a range of platforms (one for each picked by Apple’s Global Editorial Staff) and Melbourne developed The Gardens Between took out top spot for best Mac Game of the Year.

There were two other Australian winners on the list. Procreate Pocket won iPhone App Of The Year and Sweat won Apple TV app of the year.

Here’s why Apple chose The Gardens Between as its Mac Game of the Year: 

“The Gardens Between is Mac Game of the Year because it proves puzzle games can have real heart.”
“The Gardens Between is Mac Game of the Year for good reason: It’s the rare puzzle game that finds a way to be deeply moving. Don’t be surprised if it inspires you to catch up with an old friend.”
Apple also today revealed the best selling games in Australia on both iPhone/iPad:
Most Downloaded Free iPhone Games in 2018:
1. Fortnite
2. Helix Jump
4. Rise Up
6. Love Balls
7. Word Link – Word Puzzle Game
8. Snake VS Block
9. Subway Surfers
10. Sling Drift
11. Wordscapes
12. Knife Hit
13. Episode – Choose Your Story
14. Dune!
15. Baseball Boy!
16. Candy Crush Saga
17. Happy Glass
18. 8 Ball Pool
19. Hello Stars
20. Sniper 3D Assassin: Gun Games
Most Downloaded Paid iPhone Games in 2018:
1. Plague Inc.
2. Heads Up!
3. Minecraft
4. Bloons TD 6
5. Pocket Build
6. Bloons TD 5
7. Sunday Lawn
8. Earn to Die 2
9. Hitman Sniper
10. True Skate
11. Geometry Dash
12. Papa’s Freezeria To Go!
13. Monument Valley 2
14. Getting Over It
15. The Room: Old Sins
16. The Game of Life
17. hocus.
18. Terraria
19. Doodle Jump
20. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Most Downloaded Free iPad Games in 2018:
1. Fortnite
2. Helix Jump
4. Love Balls
6. Color by Number Coloring Game!
7. Kick the Buddy
8. Rise Up
9. Bowmasters – Multiplayer Game
10. Subway Surfers
11. Snake VS Block
13. Happy Glass
14. Run Sausage Run!
16. Toon Blast
17. Rules of Survival
18. Cooking Fever
19. Pixel Art – Color by Number
Most Downloaded Paid iPad Games in 2018:
1. Minecraft
2. Geometry Dash
3. Terraria
4. Plague Inc.
5. The Escapists: Prison Escape
6. Bloons TD 6
7. Goat Simulator
8. Bloons TD 5 HD
9. True Skate
10. Five Nights at Freddy’s
11. LEGO Jurassic World
12. The Room: Old Sins
13. The Game of Life
14. Goat Simulator PAYDAY
15. Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location
16. Five Nights at Freddy’s 2
17. Teen Titans Go! Figure
18. Heads Up!
19. Pocket Build
20. Monument Valley 2

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