Apple has announced the winners of its 2022 Apple Design Awards, an annual celebration of best-in-class apps and games across six categories.
There were a lot of fantastic creators and creations recognised in the awards across themes of inclusivity, delight and fun, interaction, social impact, visuals and graphics, and innovation, with each category hosting both an ‘app’ and ‘game’ winner.
One of the most exciting successes to come out of the awards, particularly for us keeping tabs here in Australia, is a pair of nominations and a resulting win for Wylde Flowers, a cozy slice-of-life sim being developed right here in Melbourne.
Wylde Flowers was nominated in both the Inclusivity and Social Impact categories, with developer Studio Drydock taking home the prize for Inclusivity:
We've brought home a cube with our cozy witchy story game! ?????
Wylde Flowers has been honored with an award for Inclusivity in the 2022 #AppleDesignAwards. ???
— Wylde Flowers ? By Studio Drydock ? (@StudioDrydock) June 7, 2022
Wylde Flowers casts players as Tara as they split their time between helping Tara’s grandma manage the family farm on a rural island by day, and nurturing their innate witchy powers by night. It’s being developed in Melbourne with collaborators around the world, and while it’s available on Apple Arcade right now Studio Drydock’s core team of ex-EA employees is also hard at work on bringing the game to PC and Nintendo Switch later this year.