Apple Shares Video Showcasing Apple Arcade Games in 100 Seconds

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Apple today shared a new video on its YouTube channel that highlights some of the games coming to Apple Arcade in 100 seconds.


Earlier this week, Apple announced that its subscription-based Apple Arcade gaming service will launch September 19 in over 150 countries. In the United States, pricing is set at $4.99 per month, with a one-month free trial available. This price will apply to individuals or a family of up to six members via Family Sharing.

Featured games and their corresponding timestamps in the video:
[00:00] "Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm" by Cornfox
[00:04] "Towaga: Among Shadows" by Noodlecake
[00:04] "Mosaic" by Raw Fury
[00:04] "Overland" by Finji
[00:05] "Manifold Garden" by William Chyr
[00:05] "Lifeslide" by Block Zero
[00:06] "Where Cards Fall" by Snowman
[00:06] "WHAT THE GOLF" by Fun Plus
[00:06] "ChuChu Rocket! Universe" by SEGA®
[00:07] "Cat Quest II" by Gentlebros
[00:07] "The Enchanted World" by Noodlecake
[00:07] "Hot Lava" by Klei Entertainment
[00:20] "EarthNight" by Cleaversoft
[00:30] "Skate City" by Snowman
[00:42] "Jenny LeClue - Detectivu" by Mografi
[00:53] "LEGO Brawls" by Lego
[01:08] "Sayonara: Wild Hearts" by Annapurna
[01:22] "Sonic Racing" by SEGA®
[01:24] "Pac-Man Party Royale" by Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
[01:26] "Frogger in Toy Town" by Konami
[01:27] "Shinsekai: Into the Depths" by Capcom
[01:29] "Cricket Through the Ages" by Devolver
[01:31] "ShockRods" by Stainless Games
[01:32] "Redout: Space Assault" by 34BigThings
[01:33] "Super Impossible Road" by Rogue Games Inc.
[01:34] "Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm" by Cornfox
Apple Arcade will provide iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV users with access to a library of over 100 games, with no ads or additional in-app purchases. Read our Apple Arcade guide for more details and a preview of the games coming at launch.






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kcslc

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The games that Konami and Capcom showed off at the keynote looked like garbage, in my opinion. I expect more from these companies (well, I expect nothing from Konami lately).

The other game. Don’t know the name of the company. Looked like an uninteresting poorly controlled game as well. I don’t understand gaming being pushed on a platform where there are no physical controllers.

Yes, I’m aware Apple will be supporting the DualShock 4 and Xbox One controller in iOS 13. But I doubt games will be developed optimized for these.

Hard pass. I’ll stick with my Switch for gaming on the go.
 

johnnyenv

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I wouldn't pay £4.99 to play any of them.
If apple could strike a deal to play all the old 80s/90s classic games from the likes of Nintendo, Sega etc just as simple platform to play them as they were I'd absolutely pay for that.
 

lyngo

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As a dad I think that some of these games would be good and fun for our family to play for a bit. I don’t necessarily have a problem with them. If we’re looking at $5 a month for the whole family, I may consider it. Especially with having the first month available for free.
 

Bdub12

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I wasn't interested until I saw the sequel to Chu Chu Rocket. I'll subscribe, and cancel in a couple of months if we aren't playing the games.

It would be easy for Apple to sweeten the pot here - throw in a bunch of retro arcade and Atari games. Having some known games available on all devices, in addition to the exclusives, would make the $5/month a little easier.
 

TheFluffyDuck

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I am still scratching my head who this is for. Casual gamers want a couple of free "thumb only" games. Competitive gamers want good graphics, gameplay, known IP, twitch streaming, etc. Indie gamers want to follow a game from the start like Valves early access or Kickstarter.

The only people I can see getting this are parents who think an iPad is a substitute for parenting and don't want to spend a fortune on amassing a mobile game library, but large enough to keep little Timmy occupied at the restaurant.
 

keysofanxiety

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The only people I can see getting this are parents who think an iPad is a substitute for parenting and don't want to spend a fortune on amassing a mobile game library, but large enough to keep little Timmy occupied at the restaurant.

Pretty impressive how you reached this conclusion from a minute and a half video showcasing clips of games.
 

ryanwarsaw

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I am still scratching my head who this is for. Casual gamers want a couple of free "thumb only" games. Competitive gamers want good graphics, gameplay, known IP, twitch streaming, etc. Indie gamers want to follow a game from the start like Valves early access or Kickstarter.

The only people I can see getting this are parents who think an iPad is a substitute for parenting and don't want to spend a fortune on amassing a mobile game library, but large enough to keep little Timmy occupied at the restaurant.

You just described 80% of parents on the planet. I see big upsides for this.
 

PBG4 Dude

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Exit the Gungeon (sequel to Enter the Gungeon) is going to be on the arcade. Kinda bummed I can’t just buy the game separately, because I’d totally snag it on day 1.
 
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macduke

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Only a few games look interesting to me right now, but I know my kids will love a lot of these. I want to support this ad-free and IAP-free endeavor of gaming on the iPhone, iPad, and especially the Mac, so I will be buying in immediately. I'd pay $5/mo just to abolish IAP to the fringe. I feel like this has a lot of potential.
 

TheFluffyDuck

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Pretty impressive how you reached this conclusion from a minute and a half video showcasing clips of games.

...and most other things that have been written about, displayed, leaked for the last 6 months! For instance, these games are designed to work on ALL ios hardware. That's the lowest common denominator hardware. Nothing is going to push the already criminally underpowered graphics cards in the computer ranges if it can already work on an Apple TV. Where is the twitch streaming? The competitive games? The original IP? Where is any actual gaming concessions for the varied gaming communities? No where.

Apple has had over a decade of experience in being able to accumulate mobile games fast. But don't mistake that as having a pulse on on the finger of gamers. I mean this whole thing has come out of the need for a subscription in the first place as everything right now on the store is IAP garbage. They are trying to subscribe their way out of a problem of their own creation, or more correctly years of App approval ineptitude.
 
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ryanwarsaw

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I could see this also for people that might not play games a lot but would subscribe off and on for times of boredom. Right now one game can cost $4.95 or whatever. I have bought games for that price and two weeks later I don't play them anymore.

In this case in times of boredom I might as well just sign up for a month and then cancel. It's as cheap as buying one or two games.
 

Duncan-UK

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I am still scratching my head who this is for. Casual gamers want a couple of free "thumb only" games. Competitive gamers want good graphics, gameplay, known IP, twitch streaming, etc. Indie gamers want to follow a game from the start like Valves early access or Kickstarter.

The only people I can see getting this are parents who think an iPad is a substitute for parenting and don't want to spend a fortune on amassing a mobile game library, but large enough to keep little Timmy occupied at the restaurant.

How about people who want to play games on a casual basis but don't want the clutter of a console.

"Gamers" will surely have dedicated PCs or consoles - but for those who aren't that interested this looks like it could be fun
 

eulslix

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SEGA Racing is definitely a big win. That’s basically a full switch title on the whole apple ecosystem. If apple gets more deals like that, they might even give Nintendo a run for its money (or even better: cooperate with them. Imagine playing the new Zelda on your iPad... one still can dream)
 
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