A new startup named GameClub is hoping to find ways to bring back App Store’s lost classics and reintroduce them to the world.
As reported by FastCompany, the company is reviving old iOS games that no longer work on today’s iPhones and iPads, starting with Rocketcat’s Hook Champ that first hit the App Store 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)
The startup is seeking players to try out the resurrected Hook Champ, a critically-acclaimed platformer with gorgeous retro graphics, as well as other classic iOS games in an “Early Access” program. “We believe premium game experiences still have a home on modern mobile devices,” reads GameClub’s website.
“GameClub [has] a bunch of plans with innovative pay models that straight up didn’t exist when most/all of these games were first released, which makes sense of actually bringing these old games back to the App Store,” writes Eli Hodapp, the longtime editor-in-chief of mobile gaming site TouchArcade, who’s now leaving his post to serve as GameClub’s vice president of business development.
To enjoy Hook Champ and find out what GameClub is all about, you can sign up for early access at this link.