2021 Apple Design Awards winners announced: Genshin Impact, HoloVista, Bird Alone, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and more

The 2021 Apple Design Awards winners were recently announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Ahead of the virtual event, Apple previewed thirty-six finalists, whose apps and games bring bold, creative, and distinctive ideas to life. In each category, Apple selected one app and one game as the winner for its 2021 Apple Design Awards.

2021 Apple Design Awards

2021 Apple Design Awards winners announced

The Cupertino tech giant has announced the 2021 Apple Design Awards winners. The winners were awarded on their “innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement in app and game design” in six categories.

Inclusivity

Voice Dream Reader – App

Voice Dream Reader is a text-to-speech reader that turns any document and ebook into audio. Featured by Apple as Best New App and App of the Day in 81 countries including the United States and part of App Store Permanent Collections in Education.

Voice Dream Reader

HoloVista – Game

In this near-future social media world, you’re charged with photographing the inside of an opulent building — but beware: the house is getting to know you too, perhaps better than you know yourself.

You’ll explore lush environments with your phone’s camera in 360° as you search for hidden objects, solve puzzles, and get to know the characters within Carmen’s world.

HoloVista

Delight & Fun

Little Orpheus – App

Little Orpheus is a technicolor side-scrolling adventure game inspired by classic movies like Flash Gordon, Sinbad and The Land that Time Forgot. Delivered in eight bite-size, commute-friendly episodes, Little Orpheus is simple enough for casual players but rich enough for seasoned adventure fans.

Little Orpheus

Pok Pok Playroom – Game

The Pok Pok Playroom is a collection of handcrafted toys that spark creativity and learning through open-ended play. Perfect for ages 2-6!

Pok Pok Playroom

Interaction

CARROT Weather – App

CARROT Weather is a crazy-powerful (and privacy-conscious) weather app that delivers hilariously twisted forecasts.CARROT Weather

Bird Alone – Game

A journey of growth and loss with a best friend.

Talk about life, make music, draw pictures and write poetry.

Start each day answering your new friend’s questions about life, death and the meaning of existence.Bird Alone

Social Impact

Be My Eyes – App

Need a pair of sharp eyes? Or have some sight to lend? Be My Eyes is a simple, free tool to see the world better, together.

Be My Eyes connects you with a global community of volunteers and company representatives who are ready at a moment’s notice to help you see – to lend their eyesight and support with everyday tasks.Be My Eyes

Alba: A Wildlife AdventureGame

Join Alba as she visits her grandparents on a Mediterranean island. She is ready for a peaceful summer of wildlife exploration with her friend Ines, but when she sees an animal in danger, she realises she needs to do something about it!Alba

Visuals and Graphics

Genshin ImpactApp

Step into Teyvat, a vast world teeming with life and flowing with elemental energy.

You and your sibling arrived here from another world. Separated by an unknown god, stripped of your powers, and cast into a deep slumber, you now awake to a world very different from when you first arrived. Genshin Impact

Loona Game

loóna is the first app that lets you quickly disconnect from a long stressful day and get in the right mood for sleep.Loona

Innovation

NaadSadhana – App

NaadSadhana will create and play music automatically as you sing or play, on 10 Instruments, 8 Genres, using artificial intelligence.

Tabla, Drone(Tanpura, Surpeti), Melody (Swarmandal), Harmony (Violin, Piano, Harmonium), Percussion (Manjira, Ghungroo, Shaker)NaadSadhana

League of Legends: Wild Rift – Game

The skills-and-strats 5v5 MOBA experience of League of Legends, now on mobile.

Dive into Wild Rift: the skills-and-strategy 5v5 MOBA experience of League of Legends by Riot Games, now built from the ground up for mobile. With smooth controls and fast-paced games, you can team up with friends, lock in your champion, and go for the big plays.League of Legends: Wild Rift

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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