The Apple Watch hasn’t been out for long, but it is showing its potential to be not only a practical message and time reader, but also a fun device for gaming.
OK, so the games available are not going to be as functional as those you would find on the iPhone, but it is early days. Like any technology in its early days, more apps will be developed that are fully responsive to the device, and this, I am sure, will be the same for the Apple Watch in due time too.
For now, here is a list of some of the best games available for the Apple Watch so far. And the best part? They’re free!
Watch Quest: Heroes of Time
The first adventure game released for Apple Watch, WayForward’s Watch Quest uses both the iPhone and the Apple Watch to function. The iPhone serves as your kingdom, while the Apple Watch represents the Hero’s journey. The aim is to help the hero travel the lands, battle monsters, solve puzzles, search for treasure and complete every quest.
At present, Watch Quest is rather quick to complete, but further DLC is expected to be released shortly.
Runeblade is a casual take on adventure games. You take on the role of a hero who has been pitted to fight against evil and save the world. Optimised exclusively for the Apple Watch, players will unlock more as the adventure progresses, allowing you to level up, unlock spells and weapons. Like Watch Quest before it, it works in conjunction with the iPhone.
This popular iPhone/iPad trivia game now has support on the Apple Watch. Trivia Crack pits friend against friend in different categories to determine who has the most trivia knowledge. There are six categories to answer questions from; Science, Entertainment, Art, Geography, Sports and History.
Battle Camp is a monster battling puzzle MMO. Players are given the ability to train a monster team and form a Troop with fellow Rangers. From there, they work together to crush raid bosses, wage Troop Wars and play against one another in real-time player vs player (PVP).
Snappy Word is a fast paced word game that challenges players to make as many 4-letter words as they can in the time limit. It includes a real-time player vs player mode, leaderboards and an extensive dictionary of words.
A modernised Tamogotchi, Toby lets you look after your very own virtual dog. On the Apple Watch, users will be able to play, pet and feed Toby the dog, view over 25 unique animations and get notifications straight through the watch. This one is adorably cute!