Apple showed off a smattering of games for its upcoming Apple Arcade subscription service at yesterday’s event. But, presumably because reeling off a list of 100 titles would’ve slowed the event to a crawl, it didn’t reveal exactly which games would be available.
One day on, we’ve got a far more comprehensive look at some of the titles which will be available for the service. Here they are:
Beyond a Steel Sky: A sequel to 1994’s Beneath a Steel Sky, made by Revolution Software
Cardpocalypse Versus Evil
Down in Bermuda
Enter The Construct
Fantasia: Developed by Mistwalker, founded by Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the Final Fantasy series
HitchHiker Versus Evil
Kings of the Castle
Lifelike: Created by Blek‘s Denis Mikan, this calming title uses swarm dynamics as its central thrust
No Way Home
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm
Overland: Created by Bekah Saltsman, this post-apocalyptic road trip strategy game sounds a little like the excellent Death Road to Canada
Projection: First Light
Repair: Developed by ustwo games, makers of Monument Valley
Sayonara Wild Hearts
The Bradwell Conspiracy
UFO on Tape: First Contact
Where Cards Fall
Yaga Versus Evil
Changing App Store gaming
Right now, a lot of these games are titles we know next to nothing about. More will be added to the list of approximately 30 before Apple launches Apple Arcade later this year. In all, it promises 100+ new and exclusive games that will “raise the bar” on the gaming experience.
It’s a bold move on Apple’s part, which could potentially help claw back iOS gaming from the in-app purchase model which has increasingly dominated the App Store. By giving developers of quirkier premium titles a more consistent source of repeat revenue, this could turn out to be the thing which changes mobile gaming for the better.
We’ll keep this list updated as more details are made available. For now, though, you can check out this trailer, showing off some of what we can expect.