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Over the Alps, Various Daylife, and other titles will soon leave the Apple Arcade

Apple has quietly revealed that several games are leaving its Arcade subscription service.

Justin Carter

July 18, 2022

1 Min Read
Cutscene from the Zen Studios' RPG Dread Nautical.

Apple has quietly revealed that several games are leaving its Apple Arcade subscription service.

As spotted by TouchArcade, a new section of the Arcade page in the App Store has revealed 15 games will soon leave the subscription service. the games leaving include Square Enix's Various Daylife, along with WayForward's Spidersaurs and Zen Studios' Dread Nautical. While one or two games typically leave the Apple Arcade after a period of time, this is the first instance where an entire group of games will be leaving.

At time of writing, it's unclear if the games affected will be delisted entirely, or be converted into premium games. It's also unclear how any save data for these games will be affected.

The full list of games is as follows:

  • Projection: First Light 

  • Lifeslide 

  • Various Daylife 

  • EarthNight 

  • Atone: Heart of the Elder Tree 

  • Over the Alps 

  • Dread Nautical 

  • Cardpocalypse 

  • Towaga: Among Shadows 

  • Dead End Job

  • Don’t Bug Me!

  • Spelldrifter 

  • Spidersaurs 

  • Explottens 

  • BattleSky Brigade: Harpooner

Changes for Apple Arcade

The amount of games leaving the Apple Arcade is a first, and comes weeks following the recent departures of creative director Mark Bozon and executive producer Kathy Astromoff. More recently, the Arcade has been bundled with Apple Music and Apple TV Plus, under the Apple One subscription

Apple hasn't chosen to lock the Arcade subscription service behind one of the higher-priced alternatives; it's been included across all three tiers of the service.

Several of these games, such as Dread Nautical or Earthnight, are available to own on other systems. 

A screenshot of Dread Nautical.

Right now, Apple hasn't given a timetable as to when these games will leave the subscription service, and whether it'll be all at once or in a staggered order similar Xbox Game Pass.

About the Author(s)

Justin Carter

Contributing Editor, GameDeveloper.com

A Kansas City, MO native, Justin Carter has written for numerous sites including IGN, Polygon, and SyFy Wire. In addition to Game Developer, his writing can be found at io9 over on Gizmodo. Don't ask him about how much gum he's had, because the answer will be more than he's willing to admit.

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