Gone Fishing: The Apple TV Gaming Blog Will Return In 2019


Okay folks, you’re on your own. The lists have been listed. ATVG has done what it can for 2018.

Anything interesting that gets missed between now and when ATVG returns in 2019 will be covered in a news roundup. If anything extremely miraculous or weird should happen, then I’ll rouse myself from hibernation and post something about it. Promise.

Otherwise, you’ll have to look after yourselves for a bit.

The last week has seen some notable holiday-themed updates to some excellent games, with PAKO Forever getting five new cars and a winter theme, Asphalt 8 getting an entirely new Transylvania track, and Rayman Adventures seeing some new… adventures.

ATVG received an email from studio MythicOwl last night with the news that beautiful looking puzzler Hexologic is out now on Apple TV. If you’re into sudoku and picross-style puzzles, Hexologic might be a nice game to add to your big screen, with these sorts of titles tending to work well with the touch interface of the Siri Remote. Unfortunately,  ATVG received the news just as I was wrapping up the site for a few weeks, but I’ll dive in over the break and lodge a full report on returning in 2019. It looks nice.

In other, more Christmas-related news, Alberto Betalla reached out a little while back with a very small little title developed at a game jam, called Droppin’ Santa. His email was hilarious as it was addressed directly from Santa, which made me laugh, and while there really isn’t much to get into – it’s really a small demo rather than a fully fledged title – I wanted to let you all know about it, being Christmas and all. Hopefully Betalla stays in touch as he makes more games. I’d love some more emails from Santa.

For those of you unwrapping a shiny new Apple TV as you’re reading this, be sure to check out ATVG’s Best Apple TV Games of 2018, and of course the Game of the Year. Once you’re  done, head into the future for a look at some exciting titles due to land in 2019.

There’s a lot to look forward to.

While not without its challenges, it’s been a fun year, and I wish you all a Merry this and a Happy that, regardless of the God, Gods, or Demonic Overlord that you pledge your allegiance to.

Thank you all so much for reading the words I commit to your screens, and the kind messages you send. It’s humbling, and makes the site all the more worthwhile continuing.

Cheers, and of course Happy Gaming.

(and almost forgot, safe planes and good whisky)