Monument Valley Developers Release 'Alba: a Wildlife Adventure' on Apple Arcade

Ustwo Games, the studio that created the popular "Monument Valley" and "Assemble With Care" games for iPhone and iPad, today released "Alba: a Wildlife Adventure" on Apple Arcade.

Set on a sunny island brimming with fauna, the casual adventure game invites players to explore the game world as protagonist Alba, who turns activist and founds a wildlife protection league after discovering and helping a stranded dolphin on the beach.

Join Alba as she visits her grandparents on a Mediterranean island. She is ready for a peaceful summer of wildlife exploration with her friend Ines, but when she sees an animal in danger, she realizes she needs to do something about it!

This is truly a Mediterranean paradise if you ignore all the litter! From the idyllic beaches to the ancient castle overlooking the town a whole island is ready to be explored. With Ines and your grandfather - who is a total bird nerd - by your side, you can start the movement to save the island. Maybe even the world after that.

As Alba, players must speak to characters in the local town and convince them to volunteer for an organization that can save the island and its furry and feathered inhabitants.

Described as "a feel-good game about running around and doing good deeds," the title invites players to experience a "Mediterranean Summer filled with friendship, family and nature." It features handcrafted visuals throughout and a Spanish soundtrack by Lorena Alvarez.

"Alba: a Wildlife Adventure" is available on Steam for PC, and on ‌Apple Arcade‌ now for iOS, macOS, and tvOS. ‌Apple Arcade‌‌‌‌ is priced at $4.99 per month, and that price point allows the whole family to play games without ads or additional in-app purchases.

Top Rated Comments

Cybbe Avatar
10 months ago
Surprised Apple allows a game that seemingly is about taking photos of great tits.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LV426 Avatar
10 months ago
What a shame. I don’t do software rentals, so I’ll have to give this a miss. Based on their previous output I would have been ready to hand over my money for a cash purchase.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Asarien Avatar
10 months ago

We’re not all living a cold sequestered COVID experience. You see, this morning was bicycling on a beautiful Oregon beach and walked through the redwoods at Avenue of the Giants this afternoon. 15,000 mile circling of the United States of blessed America while all of you hid the past year. Glad you did because it was glorious getting it all to ourselves. You are sequestered only because you imprison yourselves So I have no pity. Not us. We live free. We live loud and proud. Waste away in your prison cell. I’m going outside to play! No amount of shrill screeching from you social justice warriors will influence me to do otherwise. Adios amigos!
lul. k.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Veinticinco Avatar
10 months ago
Given the cold dark sequestered COVID existence we're all still living in, even an hour of exploring a sunny island, beach, forest etc. interacting with animals and nature that looks like this, is only going to benefit mental health. Even watching the trailer makes your inner self scream "YES! FREEDOM! *sigh*"
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2013.1 Avatar
10 months ago

What a shame. I don’t do software rentals, so I’ll have to give this a miss. Based on their previous output I would have been ready to hand over my money for a cash purchase.
I'm not doing subscriptions either, but ...

Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wowfunhappy Avatar
10 months ago
PC players (whether you prefer playing games on PC or would rather resort to PC than buy an Apple Arcade subscription), heads up that in addition to Steam, the game is also available on GoG.com: https://www.gog.com/game/alba_a_wildlife_adventure

This is nice because GoG is DRM Free, so you can download the "offline" installer and you won't need a seperate client.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

apple arcade orange feature

Eligible Verizon Customers Will Get up to a Year of Apple Arcade Free

Monday May 24, 2021 6:41 am PDT by
Verizon today announced that customers with unlimited, "Play More," or "Get More" plans will receive up to a year of Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass for free. Starting May 25, new and existing Verizon customers will be eligible to get six months of Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass for free with any unlimited plan, or 12 months of Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass with "Play More" or "Get...
maxresdefault

'The Pathless' and 'Reigns: Beyond' Coming to Apple Arcade Soon

Wednesday October 14, 2020 1:34 pm PDT by
Apple today announced the upcoming debut of Reigns: Beyond and The Pathless, two new Apple Arcade titles that are coming to the gaming service in the near future. Reigns: Beyond is the fourth game in the Reigns series, which includes the original Reigns title, Reigns: Her Majesty, and Reigns: Game of Thrones. A card-based game, Reigns: Beyond will ask players to take on the role of an...
maxresdefault

Narrative Adventure Game 'South of the Circle' Out Now on Apple Arcade

Friday October 30, 2020 2:15 am PDT by
New adventure game "South of the Circle" arrived on Apple Arcade today. Made by State of Play, developers of developers of "Kami," "INKS," and "Lumino City," the title is notable for its unique aesthetic inspired by mid-century screen printing. South of the Circle has a narrative focus set in 1964 in Antarctica. Following an aircraft crash, Cambridge academic Peter must fight for survival as ...
maxresdefault

'NUTS' and 'Spire Blast' Arrive on Apple Arcade

Friday January 22, 2021 8:37 am PST by
"NUTS - A Surveillance Mystery" and "Spire Blast" are the latest games to join Apple Arcade's expanding library. NUTS is a single-player surveillance mystery game set in a remote forest, where players are tasked with discovering what a group of squirrels are hiding. Through carefully laying out equipment, recording the squirrels' movements, analyzing their behavior, and reporting...
steelseries nimbus plus

SteelSeries Offers up to Four Months of Apple Arcade Free With Nimbus+ Controller [Updated]

Tuesday May 18, 2021 7:28 am PDT by
SteelSeries, the makers of popular gaming controllers for Apple devices, has today announced that all purchases of the Nimbus+ Wireless Gamepad Controller will come with up to four free months of Apple Arcade. The SteelSeries Nimbus+ Wireless Gamepad Controller delivers a "console-quality experience" with Apple Arcade's library of games. Iterating on the original Nimbus controller, the...
A Monsters Expedition Key Art logo

'A Monster's Expedition' Comes to Apple Arcade

Thursday September 10, 2020 1:36 am PDT by
New puzzle game "A Monster's Expedition" has arrived on Apple Arcade. The title comes from Draknek, developers of "Cosmic Express," and offers players an "adorable" open-world adventure in which they must push over trees to create pathways and explore islands near and far. The game includes hundreds of islands to visit – some right in front of you, others "well off the beaten track for...
Netflix

Netflix Considering Move into Gaming With Apple Arcade-Style Bundle

Tuesday May 25, 2021 2:48 am PDT by
Netflix is mulling an expansion into online gaming that could end up being similar to Apple's digital subscription offering, Apple Arcade, according to multiple reports. News of the plans began trickling out on Friday when The Information reported that Netflix had approached veteran game industry executives about joining the company. Netflix is looking to hire an executive to oversee an...
apple arcade march 2021

Apple Arcade March 2021 Roundup: 'SP!NG,' 'Cozy Grove,' 'HitchHiker,' and 'Farm It!'

Friday March 26, 2021 8:03 am PDT by
This month, "SP!NG," "Cozy Grove," "HitchHiker," and "Farm It!" arrived on Apple Arcade, joining the expanding library of 152 games already on Apple's exclusive-based mobile gaming subscription service. Last month, Apple Arcade gained just two games: "Lumen" and "Survival Z." In March, four new games joined the platform in the casual, adventure, and simulation genres. March 5: SP!NG SP!...
fantasian apple arcade

'Fantasian,' by Creator of Final Fantasy, Now Available on Apple Arcade

Friday April 2, 2021 1:17 am PDT by
Fantasian, the latest turn-based role-playing game by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, has just been released exclusively on Apple Arcade. Set against a backdrop made from over 150 handmade dioramas that blend physical environments with 3D characters, Fantasian sees players assume the role of "Leo," who awakens to find himself lost in a strange land with only one remaining memory. ...
snoopy show homepage

Snoopy Takes Over Apple's Homepage for New TV+ Series, Puzzle Game 'Lumen' Added to Apple Arcade

Friday February 5, 2021 6:17 am PST by
New content is today arriving on Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade, in "The Snoopy Show" and puzzle game "Lumen." To celebrate the launch of The Snoopy Show, Apple has transformed its apple.com homepage. On the Apple homepage, individual sections for the iPhone 12, iPad Air, HomePod mini, and Apple TV 4K now feature small Snoopy characters and animations to promote the show's launch. Starring ...