There are some quirky awards to be won out there in the wide world of games — best action sequence, best British game, loudest explosion — but it’s the ordinary awards that seem to go to the least ordinary titles. After all, if you’re going to win something like ‘Best Design,’ you need to have something really special on your hands. It’s fitting, then, that a company called Atypical Games should be honored with an Apple Design Award at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Apple themselves have picked out Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders from Atypical (a TriplePoint client) for being exceptional, stating:
This app’s impressive, Retina-enabled, AirPlay-enabled, graphics and sound design look awesome on the Mac. Amazing OpenGL based visuals and special effects including specular masks, bump mapping, atmospheric scattering, volumetric clouds, sun glare, day & night transitions, HDR rendering, radial blur, heat haze, refractive raindrops, and much more, with accurately recreated locations, realistic weather and interactive cockpits. Extensive cross-platform Game Center support mean challenges and real-time multi-player missions Mac versus Mac or Mac versus iOS.
To thank everybody for the win, Atypical has put Storm Raiders on sale for 99c. Congrats to the team at Atypical for winning this extraordinary ordinary achievement!