Kings of the Castle zooms onto Apple Arcade


Kings of the Castle is the latest addition to Apple Arcade
Kings of the Castle is fun for the whole family.
Photo: Apple/Frosty Pop

A princess must be quick and clever to rescue a prince in Kings of the Castle, the latest addition to Apple Arcade. This game is all about speed, as players hastily collect gems and avoid traps.

The developer, Frosty Pop, is a big supporter of Apple’s new gaming service. This is its fifth contribution.

No Way Home brings galactic battle action to Apple Arcade


“No Way Home” is space-themed RPG debuted today on Apple Arcade.
No Way Home promises loads of lighthearted blasting fun.
Photo: Apple/SMG Studios

You’ll need your ship, your blaster and a wacky robot companion to survive the excitement of No Way Home, a role-playing game for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV that just debuted on Apple’s gaming service.

It features hand-drawn artwork and a story that spans a huge universe.

Apple Arcade’s Mutazoine leads nominations in indie games oscars


Mutazoine from Apple Arcade looks too do well in the IGF 2020 awards.
No rival got as many nominations for IGF 2020 awards as Mutazoine from Apple Arcade.
Photo: Die Gute Fabrik/Apple

There’s a real standout in the 2020 Independent Games Festival Award nominations. Mutazione from Apple Arcade is the clear front runner with nominations in four categories, including the grand prize.

Two other titles from Apple’s gaming service picked up honorable mentions. And four games available in the App Store were also recognized.

Why I’m not holding my breath for Apple’s rumored gaming Mac [Opinion]

Can Apple reinvent the Mac as a gaming powerhouse?
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Apple is reportedly working on a new “gaming-focused” Mac that it will unveil at WWDC, a sketchy new rumor claims.

This machine would cost up to $5,000 and be a Mac rival to gaming PCs. It would take aim at the fast growing “e-sports” market, which Apple has not previously catered to. Could such a machine turn Apple into a gaming powerhouse? Anything’s possible, I guess. But I’ll only believe it when I see it.

Lego waxes poetic with new Apple Arcade puzzler


Lego Builder’s Journey
Lego Builder’s Journey isn’t what you’d usually expect from a Lego game.
Photo: Apple/Lego

Lego’s latest Apple Arcade entry builds an atmospheric puzzler brick by brick. Lego Builder’s Journey is “a story about play, connections and adventure.”

It’s available only to those who subscribe to Apple’s gaming service.

Trippy puzzler Manifold Garden lands on Apple Arcade


manifold garden
You've never played a game quite like this.

Apple Arcade recently added yet another title to its massive library of games and it’s one of the trippiest games we’ve played.

Manifold Garden puts players in an Escheresque world where repeating geometry is used to make you question the very laws of physics. Your task is to solve puzzles to restore vegetation to the barren landscape. The weird geography makes you feel like you just took a high dose of LSD making all the puzzles that much harder.

Check out the trippy teaser:

Annual sub makes Apple Arcade an even sweeter deal


Save money on Apple Arcade with an annual subscription
Apple Arcade now offers an annual subscription for $50.
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Priced at $4.99 per month for more than 100 games, Apple Arcade is already a great deal. But an annual subscription makes it even more wallet-friendly.

Apple recently added the option, bringing Apple Arcade in line with Apple Music and Apple TV+ which already offer cheaper annual subscriptions. According to the new pricing, Apple Arcade will set you back $49.99 per year. That works out at $4.19 per month.