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Apple Begins Heavily Promoting Indie Games On iOS + Mac

Ever aiming to improve upon the discovery that its digital stores offer to both users and developers, Apple has launched a new section on both the iOS App Store and Mac App Store – dedicated to spotlighting indie talent

Celebrating Indie Games is not like one of Apple’s regular feature sections, that usually consist of highlighting just a few titles here and there.

Instead, it’s like a whole new App Store … just for indie-developed games.

Across the section’s dedicated featured carousel (for example) you’ll find the likes of Beglitchedwhich Apple describes as an amazing game about “hacking, ducks and insecurity,” alongside Nimblebit’s addictive new city builder: Bit City.

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There’s also mystery abound in otherworldly adventure: Pavilion … and if you fancy delving into some puzzle action to start the week, then you will likely want to check out Mushroom 11, which Apple is calling an instant classic.

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Alongside featuring individual titles through the section, Apple is in addition splitting its new indie discovery section up into different sub-sections.

These include: Our 25 Favourite Indie Gamesa selection of the best in indie games according to the App Store Editors, Indie Games Celebrate Innovation …a hand-picked list of the indie games that ooze truly-innovative gameplay … and a list of indie games that feature what Apple calls Outstanding Gameplay.

There’s even a section dedicated to games that boast incredible sound design, and, of course, a place for titles that offer those unforgettable moments


UPDATE

Apple has added a number of other sub-sections to its recently added Celebrating Indie Games feature section on iOS.

These include:

Breakthrough gaming moments
The best games you’ve never played
Games to spend the day with


On Mac

Apple’s recent efforts to highlight available indie titles on the Mac App Store are less impressive – but still nonetheless notable, given that the usual state of the Top Charts rarely gives indie developers a chance on the platform.

In a number of regions, (including the U.S), the digital store’s usual ‘What’s Hot’ top feature section has been replaced with one entitled: ‘Celebrating Indie Games.’

The newly-added section aims to highlight gaming titles of varying price range and user complexity, and includes the likes of: Super Hexagon, Door Kickers, Dino Run DX, Super Stickman Golf 3 (FREE), Karma. Incarnation 1. and SOMA 2015 ($29.99).

… although, currently, there doesn’t appear to be a link in order to access this section directly.

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Unlike the iOS App Store which is offering users the following geo-aware and mobile-optimised direct link, allowing them to explore the Best of Indie – right from their palm.


Other indie Mac titles featured by the (likely temporary) spotlight section, that you may wish to check out for yourself, include: Kingdom Rush Frontier, Almost Impossible!, Shadow Blade: Reload, and Yuri.

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