Apple Arcade starts rolling out to iOS and iPadOS beta users

Apple has started rolling out Apple Arcade access to iOS and iPadOS beta testers. It is initially available as a free trial for 1 month, before the monthly payment of $5 is applied. There are around 62 games available in Apple Arcade at the moment, with around 38 more games coming later.

Apple Arcade iPad

If you are using either a public beta or developer beta for iOS 13 or iPadOS, open App Store and tap the Apple Arcade button. If you don’t see the ‘Try it Free’ button, force close the app and open again. Once the button appears, tap it and you can sign up for a 1 month free trial, which can also be used by other members in your iCloud Family Sharing.

Apple Arcade Games

Here is the complete list of games that Apple Arcade will launch with:

  • Agent Intercept by PikPok
  • Assemble with Care by UsTwo Games
  • ATONE: Heart of the Elder Tree by Wildboy Studio
  • BattleSky Brigade: Harpooner by Battlebrew
  • Big Time Sports by Frosty Pop
  • Bleak Sword by Devolver Digital
  • Cardpocalypse by Versus Evil
  • Card of Darkness by Zach Gage
  • Cat Quest 2 by The Gentlemen Brothers
  • Cricket Through the Ages by Devolver
  • Dead End Job by Headup
  • Dear Reader by Local No. 12
  • Dodo Peak by Moving Pieces
  • Don’t Bug Me! by Frosty Pop
  • Down in Bermuda by Yak & Co
  • Dread Nautical by Zen Studios
  • Earth Night by Cleaversoft
  • Exit the Gungeon by Devolver
  • Explottens by Werplay Priv.
  • Frogger in Toy Town by Konami
  • Grindstone by Capybara
  • Hexaflip: The Action Puzzler by Rogue Games
  • Hot Lava by Klei
  • Jenny Leclue – Detectivu by Mografi
  • King’s League II by Kurechii
  • LEGO Brawls by LEGO
  • Lifeslide by Block Zero
  • Mini Motorways by Dinosaur Polo Club
  • Murder Mystery Machine by Blazing Griffin
  • Mutazione by Akupara Games
  • Neo Cab by Surprise Attack Games
  • Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm by Cornfox
  • Operator 41 by Shifty Eye Games
  • Outlanders by Pomelo Games
  • Overland by Finji
  • Over the Alps by Stave Studios
  • Patterned by Borderleap
  • Projection: First Light by Blowfish Studios
  • Punch Planet by Block Zero Games
  • Rayman Mini by Ubisoft
  • Red Reign by Ninja Kiwi
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts by Simogo
  • Shantae and the Seven Sirens by WayForward
  • Shinsekai Into the Depths by Capcom
  • Skate City by Builtbysnowman
  • Sneaky Sasquatch by Rac7
  • Spaceland by Tortuga Team
  • Speed Demons by Radiangames
  • Spelldrifter by Free Range Games
  • Spek by Rac7
  • Spidersaurs by WayForward
  • Stellar Commanders by Blindflug Studios
  • Stranded Sails by Shift Eye Games
  • Tangle Tower by SFB Games
  • The Enchanted World by Noodlecake
  • The Get Out Kids by Frosty Pop
  • The Pinball Wizard by Frosty Pop
  • Tint. by Lykke Studios
  • Towaga: Among Shadows by Sunnyside Games
  • Various Daylife by Square Enix
  • Way of the Turtle by Illusion Labs
  • Where Cards Fall by Builtbysnowman
  • What the Golf by Triband
  • Word Laces by Minimega

Apple Arcade is a game subscription service which will have 100+ games available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and Mac. The games will not contain any in-app purchases or ads. The games will not require an always-on Internet connection either, which means users can play them as they like. A single subscription fee of $5 per month will be enough for the membership to be used for a family of 6 people.

Apple Arcade iPhone

The games are being developed by both indie developers as well as big studios, who are all collaborating with Apple to bring the best gaming experience to users. Some of the games will be exclusive to Apple Arcade. Thanks to the cross platform nature of these games, users will be able to download these games on any Apple device. Progress and achievements will be synced across other Apple devices where the same Apple ID is used. Due to this feature, Apple is bring account switching to Apple TV so that multiple users can switch accounts and continue playing their games.

Apple Arcade will launch in more than 150 countries on September 19, along with iOS 13. macOS Catalina and tvOS 13 will be released in October and September 30, respectively, and will get Apple Arcade support then.