What about those apps that do not meet Apple’s online store guidelines? Where are the app stores to compete with Apple’s stores? Here’s one. It’s for Mac games.
The Time Has Come
It’s true that I don’t consider myself a gamer in the traditional sense, but I have a PC tricked out for games, an Xbox 360, and a closet of other game gear that might be valuable one day.
Games for the Mac have mostly been second class citizens in the game world, so it’s good to see the Mac App Store with a vibrant and healthy game selection.
Just as good is the Mac Game Store, where you can log in, search, find, and buy games you may not find on Apple’s Mac App Store.
There’s even a Mac Game Store app which lets you search for games, download and install, yet keep them available in the cloud (similar to what Apple does with both iPhone and Mac app stores).
The Mac Game Store app gives you quick access to well over a dozen categories of games, including games for kids, puzzles, action and arcade games, racing, role playing, strategy, sports and many others.
What’s really good about Mac Game Store is that so many published titles are available in one location for easy management and download.
How many games are available for the Mac? I didn’t do an exact count, but easily thousands. There’s a built-in compatibility checker to make sure your Mac can handle the game’s system requirements.
What’s also nice about the Mac Game Store app is there’s no need to clutter up your Mac with games that don’t get played often. Delete it when you’re done, but feel free to download it again as needed.
There’s also an online Mac Game Store community with forum, chat, and other person-to-person interaction. Obviously, this is a good way to find games, but it would also be good to expand to other apps, especially those that are not likely to show up in the Mac App Store.