"Song of Bloom," from indie developer Philipp Stollenmayer won an Apple Design Award as well.
Launch title "Sayonara Wild Hearts" won an award, with Apple technologies including Metal, Game Center, spatial audio, and game controllers used in production.
Apple says that the app's use of Apple Pencil, drag and drop, and Core ML were central to the award.
"Every year, app and game developers demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship and we're honoring the best of the best," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations.
On Monday morning, Apple announced eight developers for its annual Apple Design Awards, spanning both larger companies and independent developers.