Apple has announced its favourite apps and games of 2020, as part of its annual design awards.

The yearly Apple Design Awards is usually part of the Worldwide Developers Conference, which happened virtually this time around due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Eight winners were picked and recognised for “outstanding app design, innovation, ingenuity and technical achievement”.

This year there was more of a focus on smaller developers and the awards saw winners amongst animation, music, photo & video editing, and architectural and technical drawing.

The games also included two apps that were released as part of the Apple Arcade.

Apple’s Vice President of worldwide relations, Ron Okamoto, said in a statement: “Every year, app and game developers demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship and we’re honouring the best of the best.

“Receiving an Apple Design Award is a special and laudable accomplishment. Past honourees have made some of the most noteworthy apps and games of all time. Through their vision, determination, and exacting standards, the winning developers inspire not only their peers in the Apple developer community, but all of us at Apple, too.”

Here’s a list of the winners:

Photo and video editing app “Darkroom” by Bergen Co.
Animation playground “Looom” by iorama.studio
CAD app “Shapr3D”
Digital sheet music app “StaffPad”
“Sayonara Wild Hearts” from Simogo and Annapurna Interactive
“Sky: Children of the Light” from thatgamecompany
“Song of Bloom” from Philipp Stollenmayer
“Where Cards Fall” from The Game Band and Snowman