BEST OF 2018
On the iPad, the game of the year award goes to another Annapurna Interactive title. Puzzle game Gorogoa is a revolutionary title in puzzle games, told and explored through a narrative of incredibly detailed, hand-drawn images and slides, illustrated by Jason Roberts. Players combine images in imaginative ways in order to solve clever puzzles – connecting art and game play in a way never before seen on any downloadable, app-based game. Suitable for all of the family, this one is equally as fun played alone or together.
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
The award for iPhone app of the year goes to Procreate Pocket, which is one of the most powerful and inspiring painting and illustration apps ever created. With the power of a complete artist’s toolbox in the palm of your hand, users can easily manipulate their digital canvas, creating intriguing paintings, stunning illustrations and incredible works of art – all on the move.
One for the creatives, with Procreate Pro you will find yourself with more options in terms of brushes, color schemes and customizable tools than you will experience anywhere other than desktop software. Designers will be pleasantly surprised by the app’s full layering system and object groupings – akin to leading design software – while users more accustomed to less advanced digital art software will still find it easy to manage. Available for $4.99, Procreate Pocket is 2018’s most impactful app for those who love playing with imagery and photography.