Hot new Pokémon-like RPG Temtem isn't coming to Mac or iOS

Hot new Pokémon-like RPG Temtem isn’t coming to Mac or iOS


Temtem is the closest you'll get to a Pokémon game built for PC.
Photo: Crema

Sorry, Pokémon fans, but hot new role-playing game Temtem isn’t coming to your Apple devices.

Publisher Humble Bundle today confirmed to Cult of Mac that there are currently no plans to bring the online creature-catching title to macOS. And it’s not looking good for iPhone and iPad, either.

Temtem is the closest you’ll get to a Pokémon game built for PC. It’s not a complete clone — that would be quickly slapped down by Nintendo’s ban-hammer — but it sure is close to the real thing.

Developer Crema doesn’t shy away from that, either. “Temtem is a massively multiplayer creature-collection adventure inspired by Pokémon,” reads its official description for the game.

Sadly, we won’t be seeing it on Mac.

‘No plans’ to bring Temtem to Mac

“At this time the dev team has no plans to bring Temtem to Mac,” publisher Humble Bundle told Cult of Mac. Developer Crema has said much the same to fans on social media.

If you’re interested in a port, Humble Bundle recommends you add the game to your wishlist on Steam. That will show Crema how many people are waiting to play the game on macOS.

Unfortunately, that figure probably won’t get big enough to warrant a macOS port, given that not a lot of people play games on a Mac. But it’s certainly worth a try.

Temtem has the potential to rack up millions of players on mobile, which is sorely lacking a good Pokémon-like RPG. But surprisingly, there are “no plans” for Android or iOS versions, either.

Temtem an early success

It’s no surprise to anyone that Temtem has been a huge success since an early access version of the game hit Steam last week. It racked up close to 40,000 concurrent players the day it landed.

Temtem now sits high up in Steam’s chart of top-sellers, and has “very positive” reviews from more than 13,000 players. Despite being unfinished, the game draws few complaints.

If you don’t have a Windows PC, and you don’t feel like buying one just to play Temtem, you will also be able to find the game on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime next year.