Apple confirms October’s Arcade line-up with NBA 2K, The Gardens Between and more


Apple has announced that five new games are being added to its Arcade service this month: Gun Rummy, Spider Solitaire, The Gardens Between, NBA 2K23 and Stitch.

Incoming tomorrow (October 7) are casual card duo Gin Rummy and Spider Solitaire, both from MobilityWare. The US-based developer is clearly the developer of choice for Apple’s growing selection of classic card games, with five other MobilityWare titles already live elsewhere on the service. 

Next up on October 14 is The Gardens Between from Australian indie The Voxel Agents, maker of Train Conductor World. It’s a dreamlike puzzle-platformer, and is another premium title that has been updated and sucked into the Arcade line-up.

Then on October 18 there’s NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition, 2K’s flagship basketball game, and on October 28 there’s new title Stitch, a casual embroidery-based puzzler. Stitch is Thailand studio Lykkegard’s third Apple Arcade release, after Tint and Lumen. 

Further out, Apple also recently confirmed that Football Manager Touch 2023 would be coming to Arcade on November 8, a first for Sports Interactive’s flagship title.

With two more card games and a cutesy puzzler added this month, Apple Arcade is increasingly positioning itself as the service for casual players and families, with the odd blockbuster (NBA 2K23) and indie game (The Gardens Between) thrown in for good measure.

Meanwhile over at rival mobile game subscription service Netflix, the streaming service is pumping out new releases a little more frequently. In the last few weeks credible indie titles Desta: the Memories Between from Ustwo Games, Night School’s Oxenfree and Thunder Lotus Games’ Spritfarer have joined more casual fare like Nailed It! Baking Bash and SpongeBob: Get Cooking.

Netflix also recently announced it would be building a new Helsinki studio led by former Zynga and EA exec Marko Lastikka.

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