Back in March, GameClub launched in a beta capacity with a plan to bring back classic iOS games that have disappeared from the App Store over time.
So far, GameClub is seeing early successes, and in addition to raising $2.5 million in seed funding, GameClub already has a handful of Early Access games that you can play right now.
GameClub games like Run Roo Run, Cubed Rally World, and Incoboto are available through TestFlight and you can check them out right now for free. Links are below:
- Run Roo Run
- Cubed Rally World
- Chopper 2
- Zombie Match Defense
- Sword of Fargoal
- Hook Champ
To install these, you need to download Apple’s TestFlight app and then click one of the links above to open it up in the TestFlight app. From there, just tap on “Install” and you’ll be able to play the game.
GameClub is adding new games that you can try out every week, and next week, Super QuickHook from RocketCat games is coming. You can get a heads up when the TestFlight is available by signing up for the GameClub newsletter or visiting the GameClub Discord.
In the future, a few titles that were super popular back in the day will be introduced on GameClub, including Super Crate Box from Vlambeer, Plunderland from Hello Games, and Space Miner from Venan Entertainment. All of these games are from the early days of the App Store and many fans will undoubtedly be thrilled to see them available to play once again.
More than 50 titles in all are in the works at the current time, and GameClub plans to add more games in the future. There’s a tentative fall launch date for GameClub, and while details on pricing have yet to be announced, there will be no ads or microtransactions in any of the games available through GameClub, a rarity in an App Store dominated by freemium titles.
GameClub’s creators are focusing on creating a robust catalog of games and making sure early access testers are satisfied with quality of the updates and the direction of the GameClub catalog before details like pricing are solidified, and with funding in place, GameClub says it has time to experiment with what works best for its customers.
There are hundreds of now-defunct gaming titles that have disappeared from the App Store, which leaves a lot of potential for GameClub in the future. Developers of some early titles have been unable to keep up with the changes implemented in the App Store over the years, but with GameClub handling the modernization process, many older titles could see re-releases.
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