Apple Arcade Gets Two New Games: 'Beyond Blue' and 'A Fold Apart'

Apple Arcade has received two new games today on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, including deep sea adventure "Beyond Blue" by E-Line Media and the emotional puzzle game "A Fold Apart" by Lightning Rod Games.

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Beyond Blue, which is also available on the Mac:

Beyond Blue takes you into the near future, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep sea explorer and scientist. You and your newly-formed research team will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted. The game features an evocative narrative, exploration of an untouched world, and adventure that challenges the player to make high-stakes decisions during the crew's expedition.

A Fold Apart:

After career choices force them along separate paths, a Teacher and Architect vow to make their long-distance relationship work at any cost. Experience both sides of their story as the couple navigates the complexities of (mis)communication and the emotional ups and downs that separation brings. By flipping, folding, and unfolding the paper puzzles in their handcrafted worlds, you can help the couple overcome the emotional barriers of their relationship — but will love endure...?

Both games are available on the App Store with an Apple Arcade subscription. The 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.

Top Rated Comments

peglegjack Avatar
53 months ago

Our household recently elected to try  arcade, out of boredom, and this is the first I’ve ever really looked at the catalogue of offerings. These games look VERY lackluster. I know reputable developers are in this, and big $$$ backing some titles (Sega & LEGO, to name a couple), but the whole lot doesn’t even make the measly $5 seem worthwhile.
Most of the titles seem to fit one genre, one niche of “video game’dom.” If you’re a diehard gamer, if you LOVE rpg games, maybe it’s worth it. If you don’t, this Apple venture should surely go the way of Ping.
Maybe it's not for you, but there's many many different genres on AA. I'm not going to sit here and spell it out, but I've finished twenty something games so far, and there's a ton of variety. My favorites are probably Oceanhorn 2, Shinsekai Into the Depths, and Manifold Garden. But there's a lot of differences; some smaller scale, but definitely creative and original.

But again, if you didn't really care in the first place, maybe it's just not your thing.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0128672 Avatar
53 months ago
Without having played it yet but watched some previews, Beyond Blue looks reminiscent of Giant Squid's Abzû.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MDF314159265 Avatar
53 months ago
Our household recently elected to try  arcade, out of boredom, and this is the first I’ve ever really looked at the catalogue of offerings. These games look VERY lackluster. I know reputable developers are in this, and big $$$ backing some titles (Sega & LEGO, to name a couple), but the whole lot doesn’t even make the measly $5 seem worthwhile.
Most of the titles seem to fit one genre, one niche of “video game’dom.” If you’re a diehard gamer, if you LOVE rpg games, maybe it’s worth it. If you don’t, this Apple venture should surely go the way of Ping.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NufSaid Avatar
53 months ago
I just wish the games were deeper.

I have a few that I have loved on Apple Arcade but there are so few levels and they haven’t added any in forever.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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