Apple has announced the finalists for the App Store Awards 2023, which celebrates outstanding app and game developers who showcase originality and creativity. The winners will be announced at the end of this month.
The finalists in each category are as follows:
App of the Year: AllTrails, Duolingo, Flighty
Game of the Year: Afterplace, Honkai: Star Rail, Vampire Survivors
App of the Year: Concepts, DaVinci Resolve, Prêt-à-Makeup
Game of the Year: Eggy Party, Lost in Play, Pocket City 2
App of the Year: Linearity Curve, Photomator, Portal
Game of the Year: ELEX II, Lies of P, Return to Monkey Island
Apple Watch App of the Year: Planny, SmartGym, Tide Guide
Apple TV App of the Year: Bugsnax, FitOn, MUBI
Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Cityscapes, Hello Kitty Island Adventure, stitch.
Lastly, there is the Cultural Impact category, which recognizes apps that contribute to cultural advancements and introduce innovative approaches. The finalists are:
Balance: An app designed for individuals experiencing monthly hormonal changes.
Copilot: A personal finance app.
Endling: A game that promotes environmental awareness.
Finding Hannah: A game that helps women of all ages connect and get to know each other better.
How to Say Goodbye: A game that helps players navigate difficult emotional times.
Pok Pok: A digital classroom-style game for children.
Proloquo: An AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) app that supports communication without verbal speech.
Rebel Girls: A new style of bedtime story app.
Too Good To Go: An app that supports reducing food waste.
Unpacking: An app that lets players organize items in a heartfelt room.
TLDR: Apple has announced the finalists for the App Store Awards 2023, recognizing outstanding app and game developers. Winners will be announced later this month. The finalists include apps and games across different categories, such as iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Apple Arcade. Additionally, there is a category for apps that have made a cultural impact.