'Finger-wiggling puzzle-adventure' game Winding Worlds lands on Apple Arcade

Winding Worlds Screenshot
Winding Worlds Screenshot (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • There's a hot new game on Apple Arcade for subscribers to try out.
  • Winding Worlds is available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.
  • It's a self-proclaimed "Finger-wiggling puzzle-adventure" game.

Apple Arcade continues to go from strength to strength, this time picking up a puzzler called Winding Winds. The game is available as a free download for all Apple Arcade subscribers.

It's going to be difficult to explain exactly what this game is, so I'm not going to try. Just watch the video instead.

You're far from home. You're not sure how you got here. But you do know one thing: it's your calling to help your new friends, however you can. But not all of them are being cooperative..."From the award-winning studio that brought you GNOG comes Winding Worlds, a finger-wiggling puzzle-adventure about a girl, a Wurm, and how to say goodbye.Willow just wants to mind her own business. But after she finds a broken magical necklace, she is transported on a spellbinding journey to a network of strange planets, each with a different inhabitant. Hired and guided by a mysterious cosmic Wurm, Willow's task is to find out how to help her new friends heal and move on. In Winding Worlds, join a cast of characters, big and small, in a heartwarming tale of grief, love, truth, and acceptance.

You'll need a $4.99 per month Apple Arcade subscription to enjoy Winding Worlds. With so many great games already available and yet more being added almost every week, this could be the best money you spend all month!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.