Since the launch of the first version of iOS (which was called “iPhone OS”), in 2007, multiple features have been deployed (and removed) both in the operating system and in the hardware of Apple devices.
And all this, of course, directly impacted the App Store.
In 2010, for example, Apple introduced the iPhone 4 and the Retina display, with a larger number of pixels than we were used to; at that time, several developers had to adapt their applications to the device’s screen, while others were unable to keep up with this technology.
A few years later, in 2017, another major change took the life of even more apps, when iOS 11 marked the end of the path for 32-bit apps.
While many of these apps are not currently available for download, others continue to wander in limbo on the App Store.
But the project GameClub intends to bring them back to life.
The new developer officially debuted last week and has already released its beta program, in which any developer (or user) can sign up to have early access to the news of the games that will be relaunched.
Basically, GameClub will become the new game developer that joins its “recycling” program, as announced by Touch Arcade.
More precisely, the company will have to handle all updates, maintenance and support for each of these games that were previously abandoned.
We believe that gaming experiences premium still have a home on modern mobile devices.
GameClub is bringing back your old favorites and releasing new titles that we know you’ll love.
The “refurbished” games will be added to the GameClub library and will be available to users; however, the developer has not yet disclosed how it will charge for games.
The first announced title is Hook Champ, from Rocketcat Games, originally launched in 2009.
Hook Champ by @rocketcatgames first hit the App Store in late 2009, and has been unplayable on modern devices for years.
It’s one of the many classic mobile games that GameClub is bringing back to life.
Play it now by joining our early access program at https://t.co/xa26bCYO0b pic.twitter.com/CtkPHPVnjH
– GameClub (@GameClub) March 5, 2019
Hook Champ by @rocketcatgames launched on the App Store in late 2009, and has been unusable on modern devices for years.
It is one of the many classic mobile games that GameClub is bringing back to life.
Play now by joining our early access program at gameclub.io
If you are interested in following up or even collaborating with the project (GameClub will accept game suggestions to relaunch them) just sign up for the company’s program.
The invitations will begin to be released today.
via Cult of Mac