After carefully weighing all the applications, we’ve determined the 10 Build Fund winners! This year’s Build Fund theme was creation, and these winners best exemplify that drive to create something different and exciting.
Here’s what our CEO Brian Wong had to say, “With more than 300 applications from developers around the globe, we were again amazed by the overwhelming response to Build Fund this year. In addition to super addicting games, we’re very excited for a wide range of apps in fitness, sports, and even art, to be in the winner’s circle this year. All the winners combine cool concepts and unique ideas with great design, and we can’t wait to start rewarding all the awesome moments ahead.”
Each winner receives a $10,000 in cash and $5,000 in services. A special thanks to all our sponsors–Parse, Urban Airship, Amazon Web Services, Crittercism, Localytics and Pepsi’s Propel–who will provide these amazing services and help elevate these apps.
Without further ado, the Build Fund winners for 2013:
Around the World
Around the World tracks your walking distance and gives you goals as if you were traveling the world.
Butterfly Sky is an endless jumper game that requires players to bounce “Brian” off clouds to catch butterflies. (Note: Brian isn’t Brian Wong.)
Canvsly lets you capture, organize, share and cherish your child’s artwork.
Daily Yoga is a coaching app that provides yoga sessions with videos. It’s like attending a yoga class from your mobile!
Gravitations is a space and gravity themed puzzle game with completely user-generated missions. Plot your ship’s course to successfully reach the goal station, dodge obstacles and save any lost astronauts along the way.
Jewel Pirates is a match-3 game that offers challenging puzzles within an adventurous and explorative setting. Designed by a husband-wife team!
Maximus brings you high-tempo action RPG action, inspired by the golden hack ‘n slash era of arcade gaming.
Pocket Fantasy is a weekly turn-based fantasy football game played with friends or random opponents.
Pixel Dash Studios
Swap Drop Poker
Swap Drop Poker is a poker-themed variation of match-3 games such as Bejeweled.
Tiny Hearts Limited
Wake Alarm is a beautiful and innovative alarm for iPhone. Slap to snooze, flip your phone over to turn off alarms or shake to wake.