Apple has added a new section to their iOS App Store highlighting games from indie developers. The new section, called “Indie Game Showcase,” highlights its first game, “Device 6” by Simogo.
The section, first noticed by MacStories, will regularly highlight indie developers on a regular basis, featuring a selected studio and its game(s).
From the Indie Game Showcase page:
Often made up of just a few dedicated members, independent studios prove that what really matters is the size of your dream. In each Indie Game Showcase, we celebrate a popular game and its creative team, highlighting the developer’s titles along with their favorite games from other studios.
This week’s featured game is Device 6 from Simogo, the award winning studio behind Year Walk, and Beat Sneak Bandit.
Device 6 is described as a game that: “… plays with the conventions of games and literature, entwines story with geography and blends puzzle and novella, to draw players into an intriguing mystery of technology and neuroscience.” The game was included in the list of runner-ups for the App Store’s Game of the Year collection in 2013.
At this point, we don’t know for sure how often Apple will rotate this feature, but we’ll be sure to keep an eye on things and let you know as it updates.