Update: Since posting this story Apple has since brought the release of iPadOS forward one week from September 30 to the 24th. For The Apple TV Gaming Blog however, September 30 is still where the big cheese is at. Read on, folks.
Original Story: Have you seen Stewie’s videos over at MrMacRight? You should definitely check out his YouTube channel if you’re into Apple TV gaming (also iOS and macOS gaming), and if you’re over here reading The Apple TV Gaming Blog, and you’re not into Apple TV gaming, well…that’s just weird.
But don’t go, you’re still welcome to hang out. ATVG does not discriminate.
I thought I’d done a pretty good job putting together this MASSIVE list of 56 games coming to Apple Arcade – Apple’s upcoming subscription gaming service – but Stewie has scoured some dark corners of the Internet and found even more.
Over the page you’ll find brief blurbs for this new crop, and MrMacRight’s latest video embedded at the bottom, showcasing 30 upcoming Apple Arcade games, from which I’ve gleaned this handful of new additions to my list.
Apple Arcade is shaping up to look like a very appealing service, and it’s getting hard to keep up with all its games. Let’s hope it stays that way.
ShockRods – Stainless Games
You’ll find some gameplay footage of ShockRods at number 30 in MrMacRight’s video below. It’s an arena-based shooter that looks like someone took away the ball from Rocket League, making the players so pissed that they started shooting each other.
The arenas however, have a much more FPS-style quality to them, with verticality and plenty of nooks and crannies, as opposed to the basic sports field layout of Rocket League.
With 6v6 or 12-player free-for-all battles, game modes, customisable cars, and over the top weaponry, ShockRods from Stainless Games brings a highly popular genre to Apple Arcade’s library.
Inmost – Chucklefish Games (publisher) – Hidden Layer Games (developer)
Another genre that could do with some rounding out on Apple Arcade is 2D action-platform games, and Inmost from Hidden Layer Games looks like it might have the goods.
When pixel art is used not just solely for the sake of cheap nostalgia, but to enhance the gameplay experience and create atmosphere, it can be absolutely captivating. The dark, brooding scenes of Inmost seem to make the most of thoughtfully placed pixels.
“Inmost sees you controlling three playable characters, each with their own unique gameplay mechanics, within one dark, interconnecting story,” describes publisher Chucklefish on its site. “The narrative is intricate and set across two worlds, weaving together a tale of suffering, sacrifice and a family stuck in the middle of it all.”
Inmost comes in at number 26 on MrMacRight’s video below.
Cricket Through The Ages – Free Lives
Now I have to admit, Cricket ain’t my bag, which, being Australian is almost blasphemy. But suck it up folks, the heart doesn’t want what the heart doesn’t want.
Given that Free Lives is behind Broforce however, I’m keen to check out anything the team brings to Apple Arcade, and admittedly it really seems like a very tongue-in-cheek take on the sport.
Check it out at number 12 inMrMacRight’s video.
Redout: Space Assault – 34BigThings
34BigThings is bringing 3D space-shooting combat to Apple Arcade with Redout: Space Assault. This ticks off yet another genre for the subscription service that more and more looks like it might have something to cater for all tastes.
“Redout: Space Assault puts you in control of a Super Orbital Recon Fighter during the Colonization,” reads the blurb from the studio. “Outsmart, outmanoeuvre, overpower, outclass your opponents in lightning-fast, adrenaline-inducing singleplayer and multiplayer space combat.”
This one comes in at number 11 on MrMacRight’s showreel below.
Decoherence – Efecto Studios
Decoherence mixes strategy into the action – a game in which players “build robots, [and] devise a battle plan by configuring their A.I and fight alongside them,” describes Efecto.
Decoherence is Efecto’s first original IP, and judging from the gameplay shown at spot number 2 in MrMacRight’s video, it’s looking like a very polished product indeed.
Right then, it’s time to check out the video below, and the overall list of 56 games previously posted will be updated with as many trailers from the above games I can find, taking the current total to 61.
Roll the video:
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