Apple has just announced its top apps and games for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. The most important award, iPhone App of the year, went to Spectre Camera, while the Game of the year is Children of the Light.
Children of the LightThe Spectre app was made by the same people that developed Halide. It is made for long exposures without the need for fancy camera equipment, everything is solely based on AI. Apple chose specifically Spectre because it encourages quality software instead of something that would make money.
Long exposure photography lets you achieve cool effects getting the tail lights of cars become one big red ribbon or when a waterfall looks more like silk and less like standing vertical water.
SpectreThe Children of the Light game is a freemium app that lets you fly through 7 dreamlike realms to uncover a mystery. You can also socialize with other real players and go on your own adventures. The game provides impressive graphics for a smartphone app, and it is free, so you can check it out if you have an iPhone.
Apple also awarded Arcade Game of the Year and the winner is Sayonara Wild Hearts. This one is part of Apple Arcade. The goal is to find the harmony of the universe, but all you do is ride bikes and swing swords in a cyberpunk environment. The game is free, but only if you have an active Apple Arcade subscription.
Sayonara Wild HeartsApple also awarded Hyper Light Drifter for iPad Game of the Year, Flow by Moleskine for iPad App of the Year, and GRIS for Mac Game of the year.