Spy Adventure Game ‘Spyder’ Now Available on Apple Arcade

Apple regularly adds new games to Apple Arcade, and this week's addition is Spyder, an adventure spy game from Sumo Digital that tasks players with taking on the role of a robot spider.


The game's storyline features British Spy Agency EP-8, which creates Agent 8, a super sophisticated miniature robot spider equipped with all kinds of gadgets and gizmos for cutting through panels, overloading terminals, flipping switches, opening valves, and more, all with the goal of sabotaging the plans of evil doers.

There's one objective in the game: saving the world. The game is set in a retro universe and includes the following features:

  • See the world from a new perspective.

  • Use amazing robot gadgets.

  • Explore unique and open environments.

  • Uncover secret intel.

  • Solve larger-than-life puzzles.

‌Apple Arcade‌ subscribers can download Spyder from the App Store as of today. ‌Apple Arcade‌ is priced at $4.99 per month and provides users with access to more than 100 games with no additional fees or in-app purchases. Most ‌Apple Arcade‌ games are available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
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Bouncy Dungeon Crawler ‘Roundguard’ is This Week’s Addition to Apple Arcade

Apple Arcade today gained a new roleplaying game "Roundguard" for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV:
Roundguard is a bouncy dungeon crawler with pinball physics, lots of loot, and a randomized castle full of oddballs. Press your luck against hordes of dangerously cute monsters and challenging roguelike elements in this all-round bouncy adventure!

If you love roguelikes & Peggle, then Roundguard is for you.
Roundguard is available on the App Store with an Apple Arcade subscription. The subscription-based service provides iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac users with access to over 100 games with no in-app purchases or ads for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year.
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‘Crossy Road Castle’ Now Available on Apple Arcade

Apple regularly adds new games to Apple Arcade, and this week's addition is Crossy Road Castle, made by Hipster Whale, the developer behind the popular Crossy Road game.


Crossy Road is an endless Frogger-style game where the goal is to get various animals and characters across the road, but Crossy Road Castle, which was announced back in October, is a cross between an endless runner and a platformer.

Crossy Road Castle uses a similar art style as Crossy Road, with players guiding characters through a castle that's rife with enemies and obstacles to overcome. The goal of the game is to climb as high into the castle as possible.

Crossy Road Castle can be played solo, but there's also a cooperative mode that allows multiple players to brave the castle using several game controllers or multiple iOS devices.


As with Crossy Road, gameplay will unlock new characters to play. Hipster Whale says that new towers and characters will be introduced regularly.

‌Apple Arcade‌ subscribers can download Crossy Road Castle from the App Store as of today. ‌Apple Arcade‌ is priced at $4.99 per month and provides users with access to more than 100 games with no additional fees or in-app purchases. Crossy Road Castle can be played on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac.


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Apple Arcade Gets New Family-Friendly Strategy Game Based on Nickelodeon Series ‘The Loud House’

Enter the chaotic world of Lincoln Loud and his sisters in "Loud House: Outta Control," this week's addition to Apple Arcade across the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Based on the Nickelodeon series "The Loud House," the family-friendly strategy game tasks players with completing various tasks before time runs out.


The game's description on the App Store:
Welcome to the Loud House! Are you ready to get OUTTA CONTROL?! Enter the chaotic world of Lincoln Loud and his sisters from the hit Nickelodeon series.

COMPLETE TASKS

Guide your favorite Loud characters to complete their objectives. Get Lincoln to his comic books and Lana to her mud pies before the clock runs out! Manage multiple paths for characters while enjoying exciting character interactions. Earn bonus points by completing objectives as quickly as you can!

CONTAIN THE CHAOS

When characters collide...hilarity ensues. From flying pies to loaded diapers, do your best to avoid the chaos big enough to ignite any sibling rivalry! Avoid collisions or risk losing the level...and watch out for those pesky fight clouds!

EXPLORE THE LOUD HOUSE

Experience the Loud House in all seasons. Manage the chaos from the front yard to the kitchen! From the attic to the best seat on the couch! Each level features a unique scene and fun new challenges.

COLLECT ITEMS

Earn medals and unlock Collectibles! Play to win special items from the Loud House universe: Lisa’s Gloweos, Lucy’s crystal ball and more. Discover new levels and watch your collection grow!
"Loud House: Outta Control" can be downloaded from the App Store with an Apple Arcade subscription. Apple's gaming service launched in September, providing iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac users with access to over 100 games with no in-app purchases or ads for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year in the United States.


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Apple Now Lets You Turn Off Subscription Renewal Emails

If you pay for several services like Apple Arcade and Apple Music on a monthly basis, subscription renewal emails can quickly become excessive. Fortunately, Apple now has a solution for this.

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has added a toggle switch to its subscription page that allows users to opt out of receiving subscription renewal emails. When the toggle switch is turned off, Apple will no longer send monthly emails confirming payment of $4.99 for ‌Apple Arcade‌, $9.99 for ‌Apple Music‌, and so forth.


The opt-out option applies to both Apple's services and subscriptions in third-party apps.

To opt out of subscription renewal emails, navigate to the Settings app, tap on your Apple ID account name, tap on Subscriptions, and toggle off Receive Renewal Receipts. This can be turned back on at any time.

Receipts are always available in Apple ID settings > Purchase History.


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Retro-Inspired ‘Charrua Soccer’ is This Week’s Addition to Apple Arcade

Another week, another Apple Arcade release. The latest addition is Charrua Soccer, which aims to evoke nostalgia with its retro style 3D graphics. The game is available for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.


Developed by Batovi Games, Charrua Soccer offers both single-player and multiplayer modes, with simplified controls for casual players. There are both friendly match and penalty match modes, in addition to various competitions and tournaments, such as the Global Cup, American Cup, European Cup, and Women's Global Cup.

Charrua Soccer is available on the App Store with an Apple Arcade subscription. The subscription-based service launched in September, providing iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac users with access to over 100 games with no in-app purchases or ads for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year in the United States.

Other recent additions to Apple Arcade include Secret Oops! and Butter Royale.


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Watch the Latest Apple Arcade Ad: ‘A New World to Play In’

A new ad for Apple Arcade released today blends the real world with the virtual one while showcasing several games available on the service, including LEGO Builder's Journey and Ultimate Rivals: The Rink.


Apple Arcade launched in September, providing iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac users with access to over 100 games with no in-app purchases or ads for $4.99 per month in the United States. The latest titles include co-operative augmented reality game Secret Oops! and family-friendly battle royale game Butter Royale.

The one-minute ad is accompanied by an animated "livestream" of Oceanhorn 2, another game available on Apple Arcade.


Apple Arcade has also taken over Apple.com, possibly as part of a larger advertising campaign timed with the Super Bowl today.


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Apple Arcade Game Characters Let Loose on Apple’s Website in Playful Promotion

Browse Apple's US website today and you may be surprised to see your favorite video game character drop in and make an unexpected appearance.


Characters including the likes of Sonic, Frogger, and little LEGO people have invaded Apple's homepage to promote Apple Arcade, the company's subscription gaming service.

Launched in September 2019, ‌Apple Arcade‌ is a premium subscription service that allows App Store users to pay one monthly fee to gain access to over 100 games that that have no in-app purchases or additional costs.

All Arcade games work on the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Macs, which is likely one of the reasons why Apple's playful promotion has seen game characters take over every product section on its homepage.

Apple teamed up with both indie developers and big-name gaming companies to create "new and exclusive" games for the ‌Apple Arcade‌ service. All the content that is released through ‌Apple Arcade‌ is freshly created for ‌Apple Arcade‌, so it doesn't include existing games.

‌Apple Arcade‌‌ is priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, and one subscription allows up to six family members to play through Family Sharing. For those who have not yet given ‌‌Apple Arcade‌‌ a try, there is a one-month free trial available.

In his latest earnings call, CEO Tim Cook said ‌Apple Arcade‌ had got off to a "strong start," but he didn't reveal subscription figures. Apple has also recently increased visibility of ‌Apple Arcade‌ in its retail stores, introducing colorful promotional displays and highlighting compatible gaming accessories.

(Thanks, Francis!)


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Augmented Reality Party Game ‘Secret Oops!’ Lands on Apple Arcade

"Secret Oops!" by Italian developer MixedBag is this week's addition to Apple Arcade across the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac.

When a new threat arises and briefcases start to disappear all over the world, the S.P.Y. Agency sends Special Agent Charles to investigate. To help Charles accomplish his mission, players are tasked with interacting with the virtual world remotely and disabling security systems, deadly traps, and more.


The co-operative, multiplayer game is ideal for parties with family and friends, as up to four people can gather in a room and play together on the same virtual game board using augmented reality based on Apple's ARKit 3.

"Secret Oops!" can be downloaded from the App Store with an Apple Arcade subscription. Apple's gaming service launched in September, providing iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac users with access to over 100 games with no in-app purchases or ads for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year in the United States.

Also See: 'Butter Royale' Debuts on Apple Arcade as Family-Friendly Take on Fortnite


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‘Butter Royale’ Debuts on Apple Arcade as Family-Friendly Take on Fortnite

Butter Royale has landed on the App Store as this week's addition to Apple Arcade across the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The battle royale game is essentially a family-friendly version of Fortnite, replacing assault rifles and rocket launchers with sauce-shooting, baguette-blasting modified kitchen tools as weapons.

The game has both a 32-player online mode against live players and a single-player offline mode against bots, and the goal is to be the last person standing. The fast-paced food fights take less than five minutes.


Butter Royale is safe for kids aged 9+ to play without parental supervision, according to its Singapore-based developer Mighty Bear Games. As with all other Apple Arcade games, there are no ads, in-app purchases, or loot boxes, and unlike Fortnite for iOS, there is no option to enable voice chat.

From the App Store description:
- 32-Player Food Fight Shooter - Play as any of 50 characters from all walks of life. Knock out other contestants with delicious food. Be the last one standing in this third-person shooter
- Squad Up - Indulge in multiplayer Culinary Combat with your friends, in teams of four
- Solo Survival Game - Survive this battle royale game solo for ultimate bragging rights
- Fire Food Blasters - Pick up epic food blasters like the Breadzooka from all over Butter Island, and fire away
- Unlock Exclusive Content - Stay fresh with exclusive seasonal characters, melee food items, trails, and flags
- 1 Butter Island, 9 Zones - Explore a sprawling map, from the rolling Flour Fields to San Francheesco. Choose your starting point wisely!
- Be First to the Fridge - Collect the delivery and get special ultra rare loot
- Steer Clear of Butter - Watch out for hot Butter and get yourself to safe zones!
- No Wi-Fi, No Problem - Play your favourite battle royale game offline.
Butter Royale can be downloaded from the App Store with an Apple Arcade subscription. Apple's gaming service launched in September, providing iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac users with access to over 100 games with no in-app purchases or ads for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year in the United States.

In a recent press release, Apple promised that its Arcade service will receive new games and expansions every month.


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