Apple Honors 11 in Apple Design Awards 2012

Apple named eleven developers in the 2012 Apple Design Awards on Monday. The company picked a variety of games, puzzles, music, and educational apps for this year’s awards, and one iPad book. The awards were broken down into four categories including iPhone Developer Showcase, iPad Developer Showcase, Mac Developer Showcase, and Student Showcase.

Apple Design Awards 2012

Apple Design Awards 2012

Submissions for the Apple Design Awards were opened in April, and for the first time all submissions were limited to one of Apple’s App Stores. Winners received a MacBook air, an iPad, and an iPod touch, in addition to the award itself, and the right to market their win.

This year’s winners:

iPhone Developer ShowcaseiPad Developer Showcase

Jetpack Joyride (Free - Hybrid App)
by Halfbrick Studios

Where’s My Water (US$0.99 - Hybrid App)
by Disney

National Parks by National Geographic (Free)
by National Geographic Society

Bobo Explores Light ($4.99)
by Game Collage, LLC

DM1 - The Drum Machine ($4.99)
by Fingerlab

Paper by FiftyThree (Free)
by Fifty Three, Inc.

Mac Developer ShowcaseStudent Developer Showcase

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition ($49.99)
Feral Interactive

Limbo ($9.99)
Playdead ApS

Sketch ($39.99)
Bohemian Coding

daWindci ($3.99 - Hybrid App)
by Reality Twist GmbH, Mimimi Productions

Little Star ($2.99 - for iPad)
by BiBoBox Studio