Little Orpheus journeys to the center of the Earth on Apple Arcade

Little Orpheus journeys to the center of the Earth on Apple Arcade


Little Orpheus debuted Friday on Apple Arcade
Keep sidescrolling to avoid the subterranean dangers of Little Orpheus.
Photo: Sumo Digital/Apple

Little Orpheus takes a Soviet cosmonaut on a journey to explore lost civilizations, jungles and undersea kingdoms buried deep in the Earth.

This sidescrolling adventure game launched Friday on Apple arcade.

Bring socialism to the subterranean realm in Little Orpheus

In 1962, Comrade Ivan Ivanovich and his exploration capsule Little Orpheus are dropped into an extinct volcano. He returns years later, claiming to have saved the Earth.

Sumo Digital, developer of the newly released title, says, “Little Orpheus is a technicolor side scrolling adventure game inspired by classic movies like Flash Gordon, Sinbad and The Land that Time Forgot.”

It comes in eight bite-sized commute-friendly episodes. The developer promises it’s easy enough to play on the train, but rich enough to interest seasoned adventure fans.

This is a single-player adventure for Mac, iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.

Now on Apple Arcade

Little Orpheus, and over 100 more titles, are all part of Apple Arcade. Playing any or all of them costs $4.99 a month, and no more — in-app purchases and ads are banned.

Sumo Digital also produced Spyder for Apple’s gaming service. This spy-themed adventure made Cult of Mac’s list of the best Apple Arcade games you can play right now.