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Google Play Awards 2018 winners revealed: who stood out from the pack?

Puzzle title Empires and Puzzles and editing app Canva won big at the third annual awards ceremony.

Published onMay 8, 2018

Google Play Awards nominee Empires and Puzzles
Google Play Awards 2018 winner Empires and Puzzles.

The Google Play Awards are a great way for app and game developers to make a name for themselves. Now, the third annual ceremony has taken place, so who were the big winners this time?

We saw a few familiar names getting gongs, including Khan Academy (Best Social Impact), Simple Habit (Standout Well-Being App), and Flipkart (Standout Build for Billions Experience).

Google Play Awards 2018 nominees revealed ahead of Google I/O
google play awards 2018 nominees

Other noteworthy winners included puzzle/adventure title New Man’s Journey (Standout Indie), BBC Earth: Life in VR (Best AR or VR Experience), and Be My Eyes (Best Accessibility Experience). 

The full list of winners are found below, along with their Play Store links:

The awards differ significantly from last year’s running. The AR and VR categories have been combined into one award, for starters, but we also have plenty of missing categories this year, such as Android Wear, Android TV, Best Multiplayer Game, and Best App for Kids.

Looking for the full list of 2018 finalists? You can find them via the button below.

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