Pocket Gamer just announced the finalists for the 2010 Pocket Gamer Awards. I was thrilled to see that Flower Garden has been selected as a finalist for the Most Innovative iPhone Game award.
On a personal level, this nomination means quite a bit for me. Flower Garden has gotten some great reviews, and some incredible user feedback, and it was even featured as an Apple Staff Favorite on the App Store, but it had never been up for an award of this importance.
It’s also the category that it was nominated for. It makes me really proud that it was nominated for Most Innovative Game, because one of my original goals was to create something unique and original.
Finally, these awards are particularly meaningful because they’re not based on popularity, sales, or voting, which are bound to bias awards towards best-selling titles. Instead, these finalists were hand-picked by the editors of Pocket Gamer. With the crazy amount of good apps out there, it really is an honor that they selected Flower Garden as one of the top 5 for 2009.
Thank you, Pocket Gamer!