After revealing the nominees earlier this month, Apple has announced the winners of the App Store Awards for 2023. Fourteen winners across 10 categories have been decided, and among them are some of 2023’s best game releases.
Lies of P–the action-RPG from Neowiz that puts players in the role of Pinocchio in a Bloodborne-esque Victorian world–received the Mac Game of the Year award. It was chosen over fellow nominees Elex II and Return To Monkey Island.
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Honkai: Star Rail–which also won multiple Google Play Best Of 2023 awards–was selected as the iPhone Game of the Year. Hoyoverse’s sci-fi MMO took home the honor over Vampire Survivors and Afterplace.
The Apple Arcade Game of the Year award went to Hello Kitty: Island Adventure, Sunblink’s Animal-Crossing-style life sim starring multiple characters from across Sanrio’s history. Hello Kitty beat out Cityscapes and Stitch for the award.
Finally, Witch Beam’s Unpacking and Fein Games’s Finding Hannah were among the apps and games selected for the Cultural Impact award, which recognizes games and apps that “fostered new ways to connect and celebrate the world’s diversity and wonder.” Endling: Extinction Is Forever was also a nominee for the award.
The full list of Apple App Store Awards for 2023 can be found below. Awards season continues next week with The Game Awards, which takes place December 7 in Los Angeles, and Baldur’s Gate 3, Alan Wake II, and The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom are among the games with the most nominations.
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