Remember the games you used to enjoy on your iPhone and iPad in the early days of the App Store? The chances are few of them are still supported and available for download today, but the best could soon be making a comeback.
GameClub is a new service that plans to resurrect forgotten iOS games. The first title on its roster is Hook Champ, a game from Rocketcat that first hit the App Store in 2009, and you can play it today by signing up for early access.
Rolando, Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D, Cro-Mag Rally, Enigmo, Tap Tap Revenge … these are just some of the hottest mobile games you could play on your iPhone back in the day. Almost all of them are long gone now — but maybe not forever.
Thanks to a new service called GameClub, classic iOS games that have all been forgotten could be returning.
GameClub wants to resurrect App Store classics
Now that most iPhone and iPad games are free-to-play, or at least incredibly cheap, it can be difficult for developers to continue supporting titles years after their initial release. And there’s no point in offering older games that don’t work on the latest iOS devices.
But GameClub is teaming up with iOS developers to bring back great games that are no longer around.
“We believe premium game experiences still have a home on modern mobile devices,” reads its website. “GameClub is bringing back your old favorites, and launching new titles we know you’re going to love.”
It is starting with Hook Champ, a critically-acclaimed platformer with gorgeous retro graphics, in which players swing through each level using a grappling hook. It was first released in late 2009, priced at $2.99, but disappeared several years ago.
Sign up for GameClub today
To enjoy Hook Champ and find out what GameClub is all about, you can sign up for early access to the service today. If you’re fast (and lucky), you’ll be invited to join the beta and you’ll get the opportunity to help shape the direction of GameClub going forward.
GameClub is also encouraging the developers behind forgotten iOS games to get in touch. Here’s to hoping many do — and that we see lots of classic iOS games hitting the App Store in the future.