Spyder is a game about a spider that's a spy. And it's on Apple Arcade now.

Spyder Apple Arcade
Spyder Apple Arcade (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple Arcade has gained a new game and it looks great.
  • Spyder is about a robotic spider.
  • And it just happens to be a spy.

Most weeks we see a new Apple Arcade arrive and this week it's the turn of Spyder, an adventure game from Sumo Digital sees a robotic spider become a spy. So that's where the name comes from!

Spyder is set in a retro world where a spy agency has created a new agent. Agent 8 is a "sophisticated miniature robot spider" and it's full of tricks. And you get to control it, too.

  • See the world from a new perspective.
  • Use amazing robot gadgets.
  • Explore unique and open environments.
  • Uncover secret intel.
  • Solve larger-than-life puzzles.

And you only have one aim through the entire game. Sounds simple, right?

Your One Tiny Objective? Save the World!


You can download Spyder from the App Store now, but you'll need to be an Apple Arcade subscriber to do so. You are an Apple Arcade subscriber, aren't you?

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.