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Wylde Flowers conjures up Apple Arcade Game of the Year Award

Grow friendships, flora, and fauna in Wylde Flowers, the wonderfully witchy farming sim that has snapped up this year's Apple Arcade Game of the Year Award

Tara from Wylde Flowers holding a trophy with the Apple App Store logo on it

Earlier this year, we honed in on our magical green thumb and joined Tara on an enchanting adventure in the quaint seaside town of Fairhaven. We totally adored the cosy, witchy vibes of this adorable farming sim, so it comes as no surprise to us that Wylde Flowers managed to snap up this year’s Apple Arcade Game of the Year Award.

Having seen great success on both Apple Arcade and Nintendo Switch, Studio Dryrock’s magical entry into the wholesome game category has captured many of our hearts with its endearing narrative, charming environments, calming gameplay, and wonderfully diverse cast of characters. As such, we’re over the moon to see it make it onto the Apple App Store Awards 2022 winners list.

If you’re still not convinced to pick up the broom and give it a whirl, be sure to check out our Wylde Flowers review, in which we describe it as a ‘wonderfully witchy farming sim with an enchanting story to tell’. We also had the amazing opportunity to chat with Studio Dryrock’s lovely concept artist Iona Vorster and environment artist Riley Hanlin in our Wylde Flowers interview, where we talk about the art of crafting the charming environments and citizens of Fairhaven, creating a safe space for players, and the importance of inclusivity in gaming.

Apple App Store Awards 2022 winners list

Of course, Wylde Flowers wasn’t the only game to snap up a highly coveted title at the Apple Arcade awards. Here are the other winners to make it onto this year’s games list.

  • iPhone Game of the Year – Apex Legends Mobile
  • iPad Game of the Year – Moncage
  • Mac Game of the Year – Inscription
  • Apple TV Game of the Year – El Hijo
  • Apple Arcade Game of the Year – Wylde Flowers
  • China Game of the Year – League of Legends Esports Manager
  • Cultural Impact Winner – Dot’s Home, Inua – A Story of Ice and Time

You can see the full list of App winners on the Apple website. Or, for more of our top recommendations, you can check out our lists of the best Apple Arcade games, the best iPad games, or the best mobile games of 2022.