There are retro-inspired games like Dead Cells (read ATVG’s appreciation) for which studios have taken the framework of the classic 2D action-platform genre, and over that scaffolding built a modern classic with all the trimmings current-generation technology allows.
No one will ever mistake Dead Cells as a game from the late ’80s.
Then there are games like The Curse of Issyos, which will make retro-gaming enthusiasts wonder which parallel universe studios Locomalito and Abylight stole it from.
*** Spoiler Alert – don’t read on if you want the level IV boss and the setting of level V to remain a secret. These are things you may want to discover for yourself when The Curse of Issyos releases April 30. ***
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In Apple’s September event, a little over two months ago, the tech-giant made a promise: More than 100 games would come to Apple Arcade – its subscription gaming service – in the weeks following launch.
Weeks, not months.
This weekend, and just in the nick of time, Rosie’s Reality, Apple Arcade’s 101st title was released.
Phew, that was close. With Apple Arcade releasing to iOS and iPadOS on September 19 (a week later on Apple TV, and October for Macs), another few days and I could’ve written a story about broken promises. And being the eternal optimist I am, I didn’t really want to write that story.
After a slow start, 2019 has turned out to be a big year for Apple TV gaming, provided you have an Apple Arcade subscription. Without one, high quality releases have been thin on the ground, apart from a recent notable acceptation – Dead Cells (so good!).
Where to from here then Apple TV gamers?
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The weekend before last saw four new games come to Apple Arcade – The Bradwell Conspiracy, Nightmare Farm, Pilgrims, and Redout: Space Assault.
On the weekend just passed, five more hit Apple’s subscription service – Decoherence, Inmost, Mind Symphony, ShockRods, and Stela – taking the current count up to 80.
It seems it would be pretty safe to bet on another handful releasing this weekend, as Apple Arcade climbs towards its promised goal of more than 100 games in the weeks following Arcade’s release. Will we see any of these as yet unreleased 24 games this weekend? Get your bingo cards ready.
At the very least, ATVG knows that following October 18, the total will be 81, with William Chyr announcing today that his seven year project – Manifold Garden – will finally be out.
At first glance, I was thinking this might be a nice quiet game to set aside for the iPad, but the more development videos and trailers I watch, the more I’m looking forward to tripping out in front of a 60-inch screen on Apple TV with Chyr’s mind-bending creation.
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ATVG’s Best Apple TV Games of 2018, and Game of the Year posts tell the story of the last 12 months, and after looking in the rearview mirror and putting a nice neat ribbon around the past, it’s time to start looking forward once again.
2019 has some very intriguing upcoming titles to be excited about, and I thought a nice way to round out the year would be with a list that looks to the future; gathering together in one convenient place the games that we’re waiting patiently to get our hands on. Continue reading “ATVG’s Most Anticipated Apple TV Games Of 2019”