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Logo used since January 2012
Type of site
Mobile video game website
Available inEnglish
Country of originUnited States, LLC
Founder(s)Arnold Kim
EditorJared Nelson
LaunchedMarch 12, 2008; 14 years ago (2008-03-12)
Current statusActive

TouchArcade is a mobile video game website that launched in 2008.[1] Arnold Kim of MacRumors worked on the site[2][3] and its editor-in-chief was Eli Hodapp from 2009 to 2019.[4][5]

TouchArcade has been recognized as one of the best mobile game news websites.[6][7][3] Games journalists also described TouchArcade's Hodapp as influential within the mobile game community.[8][9][10]


The site unveiled a dedicated iOS app in 2012.[11][12] Early the next year, TouchArcade began a promotion called Free Play, wherein the website promoted a game that was made free to download for the promotion's duration.[13] TouchArcade launched a crowdfunding campaign in June 2015.[14]


TouchArcade publishes news stories and reviews Monday through Friday about iOS and Android video games. A daily SwitchArcade feature covers releases and sales for the Nintendo Switch console. The site also produces a weekly podcast entitled The TouchArcade Show in which Jared Nelson and former editor-in-chief Eli Hodapp discuss top news stories of the week.[15] Registered users receive a monthly email newsletter of the best game releases of the past month, and the site has traditionally rolled up a "best of" feature for the end of the year.


  1. ^ "TouchArcade Needs Your Help, Please Support Our Patreon". TouchArcade.
  2. ^ Stelter, Brian (July 21, 2008). "My Son, the Blogger: An M.D. Trades Medicine for Apple Rumors". The New York Times. Retrieved August 25, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b "Review: TouchArcade for iPhone".
  4. ^ Eli Hodapp (March 5, 2019). "We're losing the history of the App Store". Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Eli Hodapp on Twitter: March 8 will be my last full-time day at TouchArcade". February 22, 2019. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "Top ten gaming blogs". CNET. CBS Interactive.
  7. ^ "Touch Arcade - The 50 Best Websites of 2011 - TIME". August 16, 2011.
  8. ^ "The RPS Bargain Bucket: Convention Season - Rock, Paper, Shotgun".
  9. ^ "Gamers win free early copies of iOS game, respond by leaking it". Ars Technica. July 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "Exciting Things Ahead for Mobile Gaming - Slide to Play". Slide to Play.
  11. ^ "TouchArcade App Now Available".
  12. ^ Marianne Schultz. " Official TouchArcade iPhone App Available Now". AppShopper.
  13. ^ "Results of Polymer's Free Promotion - Gamezebo". Gamezebo. April 9, 2013.
  14. ^ "Touch Arcade Turns to Patreon for Funding - Slide to Play". Slide to Play.
  15. ^ "Podcast - TouchArcade". TouchArcade.