Apple Watch gets its first game

Anthony Caruana
24 April, 2015
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Watch Quest – Heroes of Time is the first Apple Watch game announced. It should be available through the App Store by the time the first Apple Watches are delivered on 24 April 2015.

Although you’ll be able to play it for free, that will only allow you to the first quest. After that, you’ll need to raid your credit card or store credit to play the rest of the game. Unlike the slightly deceptive “free to play’ label, Watch Quest is really “free to start”.

Most of the gameplay, such as combat, resolving puzzles and seeking loot, is carried out on the Apple Watch. Managing your kingdom and replenishing supplies will require your iPhone of iPod touch.

This makes sense and, we think, will reflect how many Apple Watch apps will work. The smaller display and interface of the Apple Watch lends itself to some activities while others will be executed on an iPhone. So the two devices will be complementary.

 

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