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Hello Kitty Island Adventure grabs a gong at App Store Awards 2023

The App Store Awards 2023 has winners across ten categories, including five separate recipients of the coveted Cultural Impact prize.

Custom image for App Store Awards 2023 news with Hello Kitty from Hello Kitty: Island Adventure waving

The results are in for the App Store Awards 2023, with some of our favorite mobile games of the last 12 months picking up well-earned gongs. Going into the announcement, Apple revealed almost 30 finalists across ten categories, but as ever, there can be only one winner. So, let’s find out who has something to celebrate as another year of fantastic mobile games and apps comes to a close.

The gaming category’s big winner was Honkai Star Rail rail, beating out Afterplace and Vampire Survivors for the iPhone Game of the Year award. This is in the same week as Hoyoverse’s deep space RPG was named the Best Game in the Google Play Best of 2023 awards, making it the big winner across both Android and iOS platforms. Including our glowing Honkai Star Rail review, the long list of plaudits for this incredible mobile game just keeps growing.

One of our favorite Apple Arcade games of 2023, Hello Kitty Island Adventure, got some recognition by winning in the Apple Arcade Game of the Year category. If you read our 9/10 Hello Kitty Island Adventure review, it’s no surprise to find out we think this is a very worthy winner. Still, I’m personally a bit bitter that Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On! wasn’t even in the running.

While most categories only had one winner, the Cultural Impact award went to five different games and apps, with Pok Pok, Proloquo, Too Good To Go, Unpacking, and Finding Hannah all receiving plaudits. You can find a full list of all the gongs and their recipients on the official Apple App Store Awards 2023 page.

Screenshot of the App Store Awards page with Hello Kitty Island Adventure on a tablet

With that, you’re up to date on the winners of the App Store Awards 2023, including some of our favorite games like Hello Kitty Island Adventure and Honkai Star Rail. While you’re here, be sure to check out some more mobile marvels with our guides to Coin Master free spinsBingo Blitz free credits, and Solitaire Grand Harvest free coins. Or, if you’re more of a Roblox fan, see our Roblox game codes guide, including Animentals codesTower Defense X codesAnime Adventures codes, and Sakura Stand codes.