A screenshot of Sky: Children of the Light, which won iPhone Game of the Year at Apple’s awards for the best apps and games of 2019. A social role-playing game, it rewards kindness, not killer instinct.

Best Apple apps and games of 2019: winning Chinese developer on his non-toxic game that’s antidote to the usual greed and desire for domination

  • Top iPhone game goes to Sky: Children of Light. Shanghai native Jenova Chen, its main designer, explains why players win by showing kindness not killer instinct
  • NetEase’s iOS adaptation of Taiwanese PC-based game Xuan-Yuan Sword: Dragon Upon the Cloud, rooted in Chinese mythology, wins award for best game trend
Topic |   Apple

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A screenshot of Sky: Children of the Light, which won iPhone Game of the Year at Apple’s awards for the best apps and games of 2019. A social role-playing game, it rewards kindness, not killer instinct.
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A still from Sea’s mobile hit game Free Fire. Photo: Handout

Mobile game Free Fire propels 39-year-old Singaporean co-founder of Sea into the billionaires club

  • Battle royale title distributed by Sea ranked among the five most downloaded games on the Apple and Google app stores for three straight quarters this year
  • Gang Ye holds an 8.4 per cent stake in the company and is worth US$1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Topic |   China technology

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A still from Sea’s mobile hit game Free Fire. Photo: Handout
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