iOS Games Reborn for Mac in Apple’s Mac App Store

Apple Mac App Store Games

Apple Mac App Store Games

I’m a huge fan of gaming on my iOS device, and I love some of the great games that the App Store has to offer for my iPhone and iPad. With the launch of Apple’s new Mac App Store today, we can expect some of the most successful iOS games and applications to make the move to Mac, where their developers can expect even more success. Today’s launch of the Mac App Store saw over 1000 apps available at launch, 74 of which came in under the ‘Games’ category. Here’s a little list of the games now available for your Mac that you may be familiar with from iOS:

  • Ancient Frog – $4.99
  • Angry Birds – $4.99
  • Chopper 2 – $0.99
  • Compression – $0.99
  • Enigmo – $14.99
  • Enigmo 2 – $14.99
  • Flight Control HD – $4.99
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 – $49.99
  • Osmos – $9.99
  • Pac-Man – $4.99
  • Peggle – $9.99
  • Pinball HD – $2.99
  • Splode – $4.99
  • The Incident – $4.99
  • Toki Tori – $4.99
  • Zen Bound 2 – $4.99

Although the Mac platform isn’t as novel as iOS due to its lack of touchscreen and accelerometer, we can still expect many of the great games and applications we love on our iDevices to be just as enjoyable on our Macs. What’s also great about a download-only software store, is that we can expect the prices we pay for the games we love to be a lot lower than what we may have to stump up for a physical disk in fancy packaging.

Apple’s own Aperture premium photography software is a great example of this: order the boxed software from the Apple Online Store and you can expect to pay $199, downloading it from the Mac App Store, however, will only cost you $79.99.

Thanks to the Mac App Store, we can expect the future of gaming on our Macs to be a little brighter. The recent release of Steam for Mac was a blessing for gamers who chose to use a Mac as their primary computer, and the Mac App Store will only give them a greater library of games to choose from, as well as a better variety.

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