We all have our own reasons, whether it's seeing Arcade as a potential solution to skeezy free-to-play mechanics, a tool to play titles across various devices or just a way to play some good games without paying a lot.
I spent way too much money (like, four figures) collecting characters in Nintendo's free-to-play Fire Emblem Heroes game before coming to the extremely slow realization that I had a problem.
This isn't an imminent issue -- Apple will definitely continue pushing hard on this for months and years to come -- but for Arcade and other similar services to have a chance at fixing mobile gaming, lots of people are going to have to subscribe.
There are a lot of things I'm enjoying about Apple Arcade so far, but one of the more unexpected delights is how many of these games work wherever I want to play.
Giphy, of all sites, today revealed it’s getting into gaming.
Specifically, it’s releasing Giphy Arcade, a platform for making, hosting, and playing “microgames” constructed out of gifs.
If you’re wondering how in the heck Giphy and games go together, don’t worry — it took me by surprise too.
When exploring what games could look like for GIPHY, we knew the experience had to be quick, shareable, and accessible for everyone, including people who don’t necessarily have a history with gaming.
With GIPHY Arcade, we’ve created an experience that provides not only instant fun for the player, but also a new way to add personalized expression and entertainment to conversations as they’re happening.
Giphy Arcade games are designed to be made, played, and shared in a matter of seconds.