The past year has been hard for everyone, but luckily for us gamers, we’d been preparing for quarantine long before COVID-19.
“Shelter in place, do not leave your house, and if you do, stay away from others.” Their advice was laughable because every game can describe a time, before the pandemic, when they’ve spent days sheltered away from the world.
However, even for hardcore gamers, the need to socialize is still present. The past year has been difficult, no matter what others say, but getting back into the world does not mean you cannot satisfy your game addiction.
So, to help you maintain your sanity, here are six indie games found on Apple’s IOS Arcade that can be played anywhere, anytime.
This indie game is a treasure trove of fun. Get ready to disguise yourself as a human and survive. Sneak around collecting food, supplies and engaging in all-around mischief.
This game has hours of fun, complete with mini-games within the game. For example, you can enjoy golfing, driving, fishing, and more. Be the sneaky Sasquatch you know you know yourself to be.
NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition
Okay, all you sports fanatics, the ones who live and breathe player stats, this one is for you. NBA 2k21 Arcade Edition is by means the exact same XBOX or PlayStation experience you might expect, but it does deliver well on its name.
The game features quick match mode, multiplayer, and MyCareer features. Play anywhere, anytime, with or without friends. However, be warned, some of you sports fans may find yourself playing this game at home. It is a must-play for any NBA fanatics.
The Oregon Trail
This game holds a very special place in the hearts of many. The Oregon Trail is back and with a new face. Developed by Gameloft, this is likely to become an instant classic in your game library. While the core of the game remains the same, this new version is equipped with better graphics and plenty more surprises.
However, be warned, there is a similar game in the IOS App Store with a similar name, be sure to avoid the one with a single period in the end. It is not the game referenced here. (Example to avoid: The Oregon Trail.)
Be prepared to survive the grueling trip across rural and undeveloped America. Make choices in the game and watch how they impact your future. Whether it is on a road trip, waiting in line, or flat-out bored, this game has something to offer everyone.
Fantasian by Mistwalker Group is hands down a masterpiece. This indie game creates a perfect blend of art and visual storytelling while remaining interactive. From the creator of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, this game is a must-play.
What makes this game so unique is that each scene plays as if walking through a diorama, making this turn-based strategy game incredibly realistic. Machines, magic, monsters, and a quest, this game has everything you need in a mobile RPG.
Little Orpheus by The Chinese Room is an indie game on episodic proportions. Placed in 1962 when the world was looking to call the stars home is Comrade Ivan Ivanovich. Although, this Soviet cosmonaut is forced not sent to space but rather dropped into an extinct volcano.
The Little Orpheus, the ship he piloted, vanishes, and you are left to explore lost civilizations, underwater, and Jurassic worlds. You do this all while being visually taken back by the game’s vibrant color scheme and episodic releases. Download all nine episodes today and begin your adventure through space and time.
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
Sometimes it takes a well throughout Indie game to remind us what life is all about. Alba: A Wildlife Adventure does just that. Follow Alba as she explores an island, causing mischief and mayhem. Take pictures of animals and discover the thrills of being a kid again.
This game is hands beautiful. The Mediterranean Island that where her grandparents live offers a similar, albeit virtual, escape for the summertime. Go from the beach to a castle. Discover wild geese or build a bird home; there is something for everyone, for most ages.
For a monthly subscription of $4.99 a month, the Apple Arcade offers over 180 ad-free games. If you found these seven interesting, remember that there are plenty more where they came from.