The small 1.5 to 1.7-inch display on the Apple Watch might not immediately strike you as the ideal platform for gaming, but many game developers are embracing the Apple Watch with mini versions of popular games, companion apps for iPhone and iPad games, and even new games designed specifically for the Apple Watch.
Below we’ve put together a first look at the games already on the App Store, including a few screenshots of each revealed by that new tool we told you about earlier today.
Head below for the full list and check back for more as they get released:
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Watch & Repeat (FREE): Another game, this time to test your memory, available for Apple Watch from David Smith.
Modern Combat 5: Gameloft’s popular first-person shooter for iPhone and iPad has been updated with an Apple Watch companion experience that lets you change classes, customize and swap out weapons and gear, and sign up for events and receive notifications from your wrist.
Trivia Crack (FREE): “Users will be able to play Trivia Crack games with friends directly from the Apple Watch. Questions will appear on the watch’s screen and users will be able to answer them straight from the watch, without ever needing to look at their phone. Once opponent answer their question, players will receive a notification on the Apple Watch to continue the game.”
Real Racing 3 (FREE): “Apple Watch Exclusive – Engage your Team Driver to race events, collect rewards and progress your career.”
Letterpad (FREE): The popular puzzle game for iPhone and iPad is playable on Apple Watch.
FIFA 15 Ultiamte Team by EA (FREE): “Apple Watch – Manage your top 5 player transfers and get instant notifications right on your wrist.”
Runeblade (FREE): Designed specifically for the Apple Watch, Runeblade is billed as “the first fantasy adventure for Apple Watch.. Are you ready for the magical journey through the world of Runeblade? Awaken the arcane Runes on your blade, cast mighty spells and gear up with magical Artefacts! Make your way to the Forgotten Halls to fight the rising darkness!”
YAHTZEE with Buddies (FREE): “Introducing Apple Watch functionality! – Get alerts for turns waiting! – See what your opponent rolled! – Check your chats!”
Minecraft Exporer Pro ($1.99): “Apple Watch support! Now you can browse crafting recipes right from the comfort of your wrist; especially useful if you play Pocket Edition. You can even search for items right from your Apple Watch.”
Rules! ($2.99): The popular puzzle game for iPhone and iPad gets “a daily brain workout mini-game for Apple Watch.”
Family Guy The Quest for Stuff (FREE): A companion app for the full game on iPhone and iPad.
Dice with Buddies (FREE): “Introducing Apple Watch functionality! – Get alerts for turns waiting! – See what your opponent rolled! – Check your chats!”
Spy_Watch ($1.99): Another game designed specifically for the Apple Watch: “Based entirely around the notification system you must train your spy, rebuild the agency and uncover the mystery surrounding your father’s death.”
Walkr – Galaxy Adventure in Your Pocket (FREE): A Best of 2014 app, Walkr now supports a number of gameplay functions from Apple Watch: – “More easy way to control your planets and DFR on your wrist! – Check the weather from your current location – Special event which boost the amount of energy gaining – Fantastic dashboard of daily waking and running steps – Notifications of delivery missions and wild cubes.”
#OX (FREE): Multiplayer Tic Tac Toe on your Wrist
Check back soon for more…
Developers with Apple Watch apps can email me to be included.