Hugely popular iPhone game Alto's Odyssey slides onto Mac for the first time

Alto's Odyssey on iPhone
Alto's Odyssey on iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • You can now download Alto's Odyssey from the Mac App Store.
  • The game is available for $9.99.
  • It won an Apple Design Award in 2018.

Alto's Odyssey followed Alto's Adventure onto iPhone and iPad and was immediately a hit. Now it's made the switch to the Mac App Store, too. You can enjoy the addictive sandboarding game right at your desk.

The game first debuted in 2018 and was the recipient of an Apple Design Award. Its developer, Snowman, has since gone on to build games for Apple Arcade, too.

If you've somehow never played the game on iPhone or iPad, you're in for a real treat.

Join Alto and his friends and set off on an endless sandboarding journey to discover its secrets. Soar above windswept dunes, traverse thrilling canyons, and explore long-hidden temples in a fantastical place far from home.Along the way, you'll grind across vines, bounce atop hot air balloons, ride towering rock walls, and escape mischievous lemurs – all while uncovering the desert's many mysteries.

Accompanying updates for all other versions of the game mean that you can now sync your progress across from multiple devices, including a Mac.

You can now download Alto's Odyssey from the Mac App Store for $9.99. The older, but equally awesome, Alto's Adventure is also available for a bargain $1.99 as well.

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.