World-Wiggling Puzzle Journey 'Winding Worlds' Debuts on Apple Arcade

KO_OP's "Winding Worlds" is this week's addition to Apple Arcade on the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. The game is described as a finger-wiggling puzzle-adventure about a girl named Willow, a Wurm, and how to say goodbye.

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You're far from home. You're not sure how you got here. But you do know one thing: it's your calling to help your new friends, however you can. But not all of them are being cooperative...

"From the award-winning studio that brought you GNOG comes Winding Worlds, a finger-wiggling puzzle-adventure about a girl, a Wurm, and how to say goodbye.

Willow just wants to mind her own business. But after she finds a broken magical necklace, she is transported on a spellbinding journey to a network of strange planets, each with a different inhabitant. Hired and guided by a mysterious cosmic Wurm, Willow's task is to find out how to help her new friends heal and move on. In Winding Worlds, join a cast of characters, big and small, in a heartwarming tale of grief, love, truth, and acceptance.

"Winding Worlds" is 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.

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ToneDriver Avatar
55 months ago

People pay a subscription to play games like this ?
Does it really need to be explained that there are a bunch of other games of various types to choose from, targeting various age and interest ranges?
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Plutonius Avatar
55 months ago
People pay a subscription to play games like this ?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mw360 Avatar
55 months ago

Does it really need to be explained that there are a bunch of other games of various types to choose from, targeting various age and interest ranges?
Yes, it does, once a week.
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lunarworks Avatar
55 months ago

To me, this looks more like a $.99 game :).
*Remembers a time when terrible NES games cost the equivalent of $150, and thinks of people today complaining a game costs more than 99¢.
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Jordan Klein Avatar
55 months ago

People pay a subscription to play games like this ?
Nope. Not even interested in trying it for free if this is the kind of game available. This seems like a service where you get unlimited access to games you'd normally pay $1-$5 for anyway. Thanks but no thanks.

If there are very immersive, complex games there, such as FPS or RPG types, then maybe I'll give it a try.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ToneDriver Avatar
55 months ago

Nope. Not even interested in trying it for free if this is the kind of game available. This seems like a service where you get unlimited access to games you'd normally pay $1-$5 for anyway. Thanks but no thanks.

If there are very immersive, complex games there, such as FPS or RPG types, then maybe I'll give it a try.
There are very few games like that, especially in the FPS category. Apple has a certain branding style when it comes to the Arcade games, and they're pretty soft on certain kinds of violence. Unless there's a game where you kill people who are mean to the environment, the typical shooter isn't gonna make it in.

There are several RPGs, but whether they're good or not I can't really tell you because that's not the kind of game I'm interested in or have any business evaluating.

I'm enjoying Arcade because $5/month isn't much, and it has several titles so far that I like. What I'm after are games that I can just pop into on the couch for 20 minutes here and there, without any nonsense. I have the new 2020 iPad Pro and a PS4 controller, which is a pretty incredible experience.

If you know you only want a console experience, with anything resembling COD and other big console titles, no it won't be for you at all.
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