We recently talked about Apple Arcade in episode 89, and while I’ve been working my way through a small selection of titles for iPhone and iPad four new games have quietly been added to the service over the weekend.
First up we have The Bradwell Conspiracy, a story-driven first person puzzle game from Bossa Studios Ltd set in the aftermath of a mysterious explosion at the Stonehenge museum. It has music from Austin Wintory and is narrated by British late-night TV legend Jonathan Ross. Here’s their description of the game:
Following a sudden explosion at the Stonehenge Museum fundraiser, you find yourself trapped in a hidden underground complex. Your only means of escape is by sending photographs of your surroundings to another survivor confined elsewhere. But before long, a disturbing truth begins to dawn…
Click here to download it if you’ve got an Apple Arcade subscription: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/the-bradwell-conspiracy/id1458000142
Next is 3D arcade space combat game Redout: Space Assault. The game looks to be fast paced and is definitely pretty to look at, though it might be best with a bluetooth controller. Here’s what they say about the game:
THE NEXT GENERATION OF ARCADE SPACE SHOOTERS IS HERE
Redout: Space Assault puts you in control of a Super Orbital Recon Fighter during the 2395 Colonization of Mars: dive in the fastest, most epic and exciting arcade space battle you can experience on an Apple device. Outsmart, outmaneuver, overpower, outclass your opponents in lightning-fast, adrenaline-inducing single-player space combat.
Click here to download if you’ve got an Apple Arcade subscription: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/redout-space-assault/id1464678372
Next is a new title from the developers of beloved cat-collecting game Neko Atsume, titled in all caps as NIGHTMARE FARM. Normally the caps and the name NIGHTMARE FARM would be put me right off, but based on how cute Neko Atsume was I may give this a shot. Though I’m not a fan of the art style – looks a bit Tim Burton-y to me! There’s no trailer on YouTube, but somebody has uploaded a few minutes of the game. Here’s how they describe the game:
[The story of a painful nightmare spinning in a bright world]
Let’s get along with the characters visiting the farm by preparing food for them and give them toys while growing crops in the field.
Click here to download if you’ve got an Apple Arcade subscription: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nightmare-farm/id1411211308
Finally what is probably the star attraction of the bunch – Pilgrims, a new adventure game by the team behind Samorost and Machinarium. They boast that it’s designed to be replayed with 45 achievements, and the art style is pretty unique looking. It also has a new soundtrack by Floex, the artist behind the Machinarium and Samorost 3 soundtracks. Here’s what they’ve got to say about this title:
Pilgrims is a playful adventure game, created by the team behind Machinarium and Samorost. Roam the land as you please and make new friends, share a laugh with your fellow travelers and help them complete their little stories, your way. How many different solutions can you find?
Click here to download if you’ve got an Apple Arcade Subscription: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/pilgrims/id1296855328
Leave a comment below telling me whether you’re into these games or tell me what you’ve been playing on Apple Arcade. I’ve been enjoying Assemble With Care, Sayonara Wildhearts, Patterned and Grindstone mostly. I’m intending to put some time into Various Daylife in the near future too!
If you’ve got a news tip or have something you think we should be writing about you can reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.